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Fat Cat Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 4 pictures in our Fat Cat collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.

Our (Very) Friendly Societies!, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain Featured Print

Our (Very) Friendly Societies!, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain

Our (Very) Friendly Societies!, 1886. The representative of Britain's honest and sober working-class is diligently posting his small savings into the door of the Cormorant Friendly Society. On the other side of the door can be seen the cormorants, the directors of the society who are eating hugely, drinking deeply and enjoying the best cigars. This cartoon accompanies a poem of the same name which accuses such societies of keeping poor accounts, charging much, working little, and living on the proceeds of the thrift of the working classes. The percentage of profits made by societies sometimes were as high as fifty per cent. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 20, 1886

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