Rowdy public meeting

#Picture Number HS164

Your download illustration: a standard jpeg greyscale image file (around 3mb) see about for more details.

Victorian illustration to download showing a rowdy public meeting. The large audience are shouting, gesticulating and waving their hats. Two protesters have invaded the speakers’ platform; one of them is being pushed off. This scene was sketched at a Protectionist meeting in Lincoln, 1850. Protectionists believed in restricting imports with tariffs; clearly there were plenty of protesting Free-Traders at this meeting.