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Controversial Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 123 pictures in our Controversial collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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Cartoon, The Cow Pock

Cartoon, The Cow Pock, or, the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation! by James Gillray. Depicting a scene at the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, St Pancras, London, with a cowpox vaccine being administered to an apprehensive woman, and cow shapes emerging from different parts of people's bodies. There was controversy over this new treatment being used against the dreaded smallpox, with fears that bovine features might result. The doctor depicted could represent either Edward Jenner or another medical man, George Pearson. Date: 1802

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

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Third Earl of Lucan

Major-general GEORGE CHARLES BINGHAM, third earl of LUCAN Military commander during the Crimea War, implicated in the controversial charge by the Light Brigade at Balaklava. Date: 1800 - 1888

© Mary Evans Picture Library

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Jack Johnson, boxer, going to court, London

The American heavyweight boxer Arthur John Johnson, better known as Jack Johnson (1878-1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion between 1908 and 1915, seen here on his way to court in Bow Street, London, surrounded by a large crowd. He was the first African-American to win the Heavyweight Championship. There was an injunction to stop the fight between Johnson and Billy 'Bombardier' Wells at Earls Court, as it was alleged it could breach the peace -- religious opponents of excessive prize money, and opponents of contests between the races, caused the fight to be cancelled by Winston Churchill, who was then Home Secretary.
September 1911

© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection