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Image No: M-8699-8

Title: "Independence Day celebrations - The spirit of '26?"

Date: 1926

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: A woman with a rolling pin labelled "prohibition" nags her husband about drinking and smoking, while he reads a newspaper article about divorce laws.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons

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Image No: M-8699-53

Title: "How does he get that way?"

Date: 1932

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: A football game between the Caste Hindu and the Untouchables of India takes place with England as referee and Gandhi holding the ball which is labelled "threat of fasting". [Gandhi begins a "fast unto death" to protest the British government's treatment of India's lowest caste "untouchables"].

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Political satire / Football

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Image No: M-8699-5

Title: "What Price Recovery?

Date: 1934

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: Thomas C. Davis (Attorney General), together with James G. Gardiner (Premier and Provincial Treasurer) and J.M. Uhrich (Minister of Public Health) prepare to operate on Saskatchewan, lying on a gurney and being smothered by "Liberalism".

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Poitical satire / Premiers - Saskatchewan

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Image No: M-8699-6

Title: "Lots of gas, but too many flat tires."

Date: January 1936

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) limousine is stalled by flat tires on its way to Ottawa. [William Irvine of the CCF lost to James G. Gardiner of the Liberals in the federal by-election for Assiniboia on January 6, 1936].

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Political satire / Elections - Alberta

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Image No: M-8699-100

Title: "Lost illusions."

Date: 1939

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: The James G. Gardiner / J.M. Uhrich government of Saskatchewan, in the guise of a fake Santa Claus, has not fulfilled its promises to electors.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Political satire / Christmas

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Image No: M-8699-64

Title: "Handicapped"

Date: 1941

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: The war effort (a horse) is handicapped by three riders, representing complacency, disunity and sabotage, going in different directions.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / World War, 1939-1945 - War work

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Image No: M-8699-90

Title: "The shadow of politics."

Date: 1941

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: Quebec casts it shadow over the rest of Canada while Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King holds it up.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Political satire / Quebec (Province) - History - Autonomy and independence movements

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Image No: M-8699-56

Title: "What price unity?"

Date: 1942

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King sits on the political fence offering promises to priveleged groups while Europe burns and ordinary Canadian farmers lose their sons in the Second World War.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Prime Ministers - Canada / Political satire

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Image No: M-8699-151

Title: [A man ties up a boat to the wrong thing.]

Date: [ca. 1942-1944]

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: Gib Potter joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1942 to entertain the troops through trick roping and cartoon drawing.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / Canadian Navy - Military life

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Image No: M-8699-153

Title: "Buy Victory Bonds!".

Date: 1942

Photographer/Illustrator: Potter, Gib, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Remarks: Gib Potter joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1942 to entertain the troops through trick roping and cartoon drawing. This cartoon depicts the war in the Pacific as a man with a menacing snarl, and teeth named Prince of Wales, Pearl Harbor, Sarawak, Hong Kong, Malaya, Wake Island, Repulse and Singapore.

Subject(s): Caricatures and cartoons / World War, 1939-1945 - War work

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