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Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Old People
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* 'Financial year, ending of - What will he do with it' by W.K. Haselden; Daily Mirror, 29 March 1906
(WH0016. Reproduced by permission of the British Cartoon Archive for the Centre for the Study of Cartoons & Caricature at the University of Kent and Mirror Group)
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* WH0016; Cartoon from the Daily Mirror; 1906 *
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