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I have an idea that this Victorian greeting card, published by Hidlesheimer & Faulkner, represents Lord Randolph Churchill. He was Leader of the House of Commons and Chancellor of the Exchequer aged just 37, the political career of Winston Churchill’s father ended in 1886.

Q Does anyone have a notion if this picture is a satire on a topical issue of the time?

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Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life