CARTOON - TWO OF A KIND

1917
Overview

The cartoon features two figures standing near an open safe. The front figure is placing items such as valuable cups into a sack and is wearing a mask across his face. The second figure is next to the safe wearing a German WWI overcoat and a German pickelhaube military helmet. He has a moustache and is looking in some disbelief towards the thief.
Ben strange signature bottom right.
The cartoon was published in the Western Mail on 30 November 1917 and was accompanied by the caption:
TWO OF A KIND
Buglers broke into the Kaiser's palace in Wilhelmshaven and carried off numerous urns, Portland vases, and ancient weapons of great artistic value. (Cable). Bill Hohenzollern to Bill Zykes: "Donner und blitzen, tog, tog toant eat tog!"

Historical information

HIGH
The Ben Strange cartoons are historically significant as they depict many key figures linked to the history and development of both Western Australia and Australia. Political figures who regularly appeared in his cartoon’s included John ‘Happy Jack’

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Registration number
cwa-org-33-AK1999.72
Item type
Material
Year
1917
Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Social or spiritual significance
Comparative significance criteria
Interpretive capacity
Object’s condition or completeness
Rare or representative
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Two figures standing near an open safe. The front figure is placing items into a sack. The second figure is looking in disbelief towards the first.

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