The Orange Jack the Giant Killer


Printed chromolithograph poster free with 'United Ireland' journal 13 Feb 1886. Titled 'The Orange Jack the Giant Killer,' featuring a tiny Orange man brandishing a rifle at a giant policeman, with quote from Daily Extress relating to comments made by Cobain, M.P. in Belfast regarding Orange armed resistance to Home Rule. Signed by J. D. [John Dooley] Reigh. By the early 1880s, Reigh was contributing a weekly coloured cartoon for the saturday edition of 'United Ireland', generally favourable to the paper's founder, C. S. Parnell and the Irish Parliamentary party. His work also appeared in 'The Nation' and 'Shamrock'.

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