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"At the Helm" (June 15, 1879)

In this 1879 cartoon from the satirical journal Kladderadatsch, the liberal spoke reminds the conservative and the (Catholic) ultramontane that, with Bismarck steering the ship of state, they should not become haughty: “As soon as the wind shifts I’ll be on top again.” Source: “Am Steuer,” Kladderadatsch, vol. 32, no. 27 (June 15, 1879), p. 108.

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