Octopium Landlordicuss

Description

This political postcard comments on the social effects caused by private ownership of land and property in London and Westminster. 'Landlordism' is shown as an octopus, its tentacles encircling estates owned by the Duke of Westminster, Earl Cadogan, Duke of Norfolk, Howard de Walden, Lord Portman, Duke of Bedford, the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and Lord Northampton, giving acreage and yearly rent owed.

Use of the octopus in British political illustration originates with serio-comic maps of Fred W. Rose.

Full title:
Octopium Landlordicuss
Published:
1925, London
Created:
1925
Format:
Map
Language:
English
Creator:
William Bacot Northrop (illustrator)
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps C.12.c.1.(1607.).

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