An artist draws very fast sketches of politicians; looks like music hall act.
No titles. Quick Sketches of Leading Statesmen - 1898.
Location of events unknown - London?
An artist stands before a large sheet of paper on a stage or platform and draws lightning speed sketches of Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Bannerman), Devonshire, Harcourt, Arthur Balfour and Lord Rosebery. (Footage is speeded up, but he's still pretty fast!)
He then starts to sketch Joseph Chamberlain, starting with the letters 'JOE', and drawing the face around them - very clever. Stop-frame animation makes two arms appear either side of the finished drawing, with a bundle in each, reading 'Protection' and 'Free Trade', respectively.
Looks like music hall or variety act. Illustrator might be Harry Furniss.
Note: the politicians mentioned above do not appear in this item.