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TITLE
Political Cartoons - "The Quack Political Doctor", 1874
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_1074_P03
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31409
KEYWORDS
elections
politics
politicians
political parties
cartoons
Political Cartoons - "The Quack Political Doctor", 1874

This cartoon appeared during the general election campaign of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs constituency. A common theme throughout the campaign was the accusation, by supporters of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the Liberal Party candidate, that his main opponent, Charles Fraser MacKintosh, had apparently, and conveniently, converted from Conservative to Liberal principles in order to improve his chances of election in an area renowned for its strong liberal traditions.

Fraser MacKintsoh stood as an independent Liberal candidate and the cartoon caricatures him as being a 'Quack Political Doctor' selling 'Higglers Blood Purifier' which allowed recipients to swallow their principles, take and break pledges, and promise anything to gull electors.

The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:
Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134
MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879
MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.

In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats

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Political Cartoons - "The Quack Political Doctor", 1874

1870s

elections; politics; politicians; political parties; cartoons

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

This cartoon appeared during the general election campaign of 1874 in the Inverness Burghs constituency. A common theme throughout the campaign was the accusation, by supporters of Eneas MacKintosh of Raigmore, the Liberal Party candidate, that his main opponent, Charles Fraser MacKintosh, had apparently, and conveniently, converted from Conservative to Liberal principles in order to improve his chances of election in an area renowned for its strong liberal traditions. <br /> <br /> Fraser MacKintsoh stood as an independent Liberal candidate and the cartoon caricatures him as being a 'Quack Political Doctor' selling 'Higglers Blood Purifier' which allowed recipients to swallow their principles, take and break pledges, and promise anything to gull electors.<br /> <br /> The result of the election for the Inverness Burghs seat (comprising Inverness, Nairn, Forres, and Fortrose) was:<br /> Fraser MacKintosh (independent Liberal) 1134<br /> MacKintosh of Raigmore (Liberal) 879<br /> MacKintosh of Holme (Conservative) 16.<br /> <br /> In the election as a whole the Liberals, led by William Gladstone, won a majority of the votes cast, but Benjamin Disraeli's Conservatives secured a majority of seats in the House of Commons, largely because they won a number of uncontested seats