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"The Favorite" (May 30, 1880)

The caption to this Kladderadatsch cartoon reads: “One eagerly waits to see to whom the pasha will throw his handkerchief.” The women awaiting Pasha Bismarck’s decision represent Germany’s main political parties: (from left) the Progressives, the National Liberals, the Center, and the Conservatives. As a last resort, Bismarck has his letter of resignation tucked into his sash. Source: "Die Favorite," Kladderadatsch, vol. 33, no. 25 (May 30, 1880), p. 100.

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