1907 – Orens – Barnum Bailey Alliance


Title:   “Barnum, Bailey Alliance Anglo Japonaise”



A rare post card representing Russo-Japanese War by French cartoonist Orens. He skewered the Anglo-Japanese Alliance as the “Barnum, Bailey Alliance” (the reference is to a famous touring circus of the time). Stout, bemedalled Britain stretches an elastic-man’s arm across Europe, Russia, and Asia to the Pacific, where its hand is kissed by a little Japanese military figure standing on wooden clogs. Britain’s other hand holds a large anchor (England was master of the high seas), and skulls dot Africa and South Asia where England had imposed colonial rule. Small Russian and Chinese figures stand in Asia under the overextended British arm.

Publisher:          Orens
Sheet size:          8.8 x 13.8 cm
Year:                     1907
Technique:          chromolithograph

Good condition.

This is an original antique post card published in 1907 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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