The caption to this Kladderadatsch caricature 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.

“The Favorite” (May 30, 1880)


Source: “Die Favorite” [“The Favorite”], Kladderadatsch, Jg. 33, no. 25 (May 30, 1880). Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg. Available online at: https://doi.org/10.11588/diglit.2261#0262