By Paying Us Your Pennies

A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on cream wove paper.

Date:

1914

Artist:

MacDonald Gill (English, 1884-1947)
printed by Westminster Press

About this artwork

MacDonald Gill is best remembered today for maps, particularly this one, which was issued by the Underground in 1914 and became so popular that it was mentioned in many newspapers. The Daily Sketch commented that passengers “miss their trains yet go on smiling.” This is not surprising, given the multitude of jokes and puns contained in the image. Among the witty notations is a “fed up” giraffe at the London Zoo being served a bun from a roof, a dragonlike serpent that appears in the Serpentine, and men throwing hams in the sports park Hurlingham. Characters’ thought and speech bubbles provide clues. How many gags can you find?

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

McDonald Gill

Title

By Paying Us Your Pennies

Origin

England

Date

1914

Medium

Color lithograph on cream wove paper

Dimensions

1063 × 1,270 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago

Reference Number

1920.82

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