Exchange is robbery [handbill in the form of a dialogue advocating economic self-sufficiency].
|Main Creator:||Plunkett, Grace Gifford, 1888-1955, artist.|
Handbill in the form of a dialogue between Bean a[n] Tighe and Padraig (a mother and her child), advocating economic self-sufficiency. It features two illustrations by Grace Gifford - signing her name here 'Grace Vandeleur Plunkett'. The illustration on the left of the handbill shows an Irish family [the grandfather, the mother and three small children, all seated at a table while the father is shown coming in a half-door, approaching the group at the table]. They look dejected and miserable and stare at a platter in the centre of the table that is full of English 10 shilling notes. An image of Eamon De Valera hangs on the wall, surmounted by an Irish flag. In the dialogue between mother and child, the child remarks "...I don't believe the men of '98 sold their good stuff cheap to the enemy and fed their families on foreign trash". The mother says "Now, if I had my way I'd follow the advice of De Valera and the men of Dáil Eireann. Instead of putting our money on deposit in English banks with Irish names, to be used by our commercial competitors, I'd invest it in Irish Industries". They also discuss a co-op in Wexford town that is to be established. On the right of the handbill is a second illustration: a husband - the portly figure of John Bull [England, shown wearing a Union-Jack patterned waistcoat], with his left hand he lifts the lid from a large platter on the centre of a dinner table to reveal a large piece of meat (that is emitting steam) and which is labelled 'Irish Beaf'. He holds a carving knife in his right hand and has a very broad smile on his face; his rather plump wife, is seated to the right of the table and looks on contentedly.
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[Dublin: s.n., n.d., ca. 1932-35?].
Three copies of this item are held in the Department of Ephemera with one other in the MS Dept. at LO P 114 [Item 83] .
Physical description: 1 handbill : b&w ill, 28.7 x 22.1 cm.
LO P 114 [Item 83]: Gift of William O'Brien.