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Pie Gallery

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

Choose from 12 pictures in our Pie collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Featured Print

'Humble Pie (?)', 1869. Artist: John Tenniel

'Humble Pie (?)', 1869. After the American Civil War, the US government claimed compensation was due from Britain in respect of the damage done by the Alabama, a ship fitted out in Britain to raid the commerce of the United States. The row had rumbled on for some time and, in November 1868, a Convention had been signed allowing commissioners to be appointed to adjudicate. This cartoon shows Mr Reverdy Johnson, the recently appointed US Minister to Britain, being presented with a pie depicting the amount of damages being claimed. Johnson is to offer the pie to John Bull. In April 1869, the US Senate had rejected by a majority of some 54 to 1 the proposed Treaty. One Senator, Mr Sumner, said that Britain had dealt the US such a blow that it was difficult to quantify. This matter was still rumbling on into the 1870s. From Punch, or the London Charivari, May 15, 1869.

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