For those of you who were mystified by the last blog, Eustace Tilly is the cartoon symbol of the New Yorker magazine. He appeared on their first issue, shown below (double click on it to enlarge), and has been repeated in some form on each anniversary issue ever since. The one from 1994 by my favorite cartoonist, R. Crumb, is especially subtle but more accurately represents Lansdowne today.
Much to my surprise, Lord Lansdowne’s middle name was “Eustace” and his London home was on Tilly Square, so the resemblance may be more than coincidence (see the blog entry of August 22).
I propose Eustace Tilly be adopted as Lansdowne’s symbol. Either the original cartoon or the R. Crumb version could be used, but I prefer Crumb’s.