The cartoon if looked at carefully has several great West Toronto features.
In the General Election which followed the defeat of the Conservative Government, Mr. E. O. Bickford contested for West Toronto in the interest of the New Opposition, and rested his claims to the seat mainly on the prestige of Sir john Macdonald, declaring that, if elected, he would follow that honourable gentleman through weal. or woe. As the cartoon suggests, he met with defeat.
Cartoon consolidated Grip magazine cartoons 1873/74