15" x 20"
"Found in possession of three Irish Sweep tickets,
one George Phelps, alias 'Fat Chance', alias 'Lucky This Time',
alias 'Need You Now'...
At the time of this cartoon, betting in Canada in
the form of lotteries was illegal. The Irish Sweepstakes was
a lottery run from Ireland. If your ticket was drawn, you won
a little money and were paired with a horse in a horse race.
If your horse won, you got a large amount of money. People who
had tickets drawn and those whose horse won, had their names
published in all the newspapers of the day. Norris' cartoon showed
the potential of the law if the authorities wanted to make issue
with you and the hypocristy and silliness of the lottery law
to begin with.
October 22 / 1960
© The Vancouver Sun
I finished this one May 08 / 93. I hadn't, at that
point, started putting down start dates as well as finished but
I'm sure it took me awhile!