Image: Cartoon of Edward Deas Thomson

Cartoon of Edward Deas Thomson

A more casual Edward Deas Thomson

© image from the 'Illustrated Sydney News', 4 February 1854, NLA Newspapers


This cartoon from 1854 depicts Edward Deas Thomson more casually than his official photographs and portraits, which is probably why I like it. Other depictions are very much the serious public figure, which is what I admire about him, but he was president of the Australian Jockey Club for some years, so he must have had a lighter side that is nicely captured here.

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