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Summary: Illustration shows Uncle Sam as a sleeping Swiss guard of the “Public Funds”, being overtaken by trees and cobwebs, two dogs are also asleep at this feet. A building on the right labeled “Public Funds” is being overgrown by a tree labeled “Corruption” with spreading limbs labeled “National, State, [and] City”, a snake labeled “Lobbyism” hangs from the branches; rats flee with coins from its coffers. Two spiders labeled “Graft” and “Bossism” ply the webs, a tree on the left is labeled “Ring Rule”, and an alligator labeled “Greed” prowls the foreground among tree roots labeled “Dead Conscience”. In the background, a vulture labeled “Monoply” keeps an eye on a candlelight vigil by a person labeled “Dead Letter Laws” for a female figure labeled “Honesty”; the candle glows with “Hope”.

Image Source → Library of Congress
Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine

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Title: Treat ’em rough – Join the tanks United States Tank Corps / / Ahgiet Hutaf ; National Printing & Engraving Co., Chicago, New York, St. Louis. 1917

Summary: Poster showing a black cat with prominent fangs and claws leaping above a battlefield with tanks.

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Summary: Caricature of JP Morgan as a bull blowing bubbles “inflated values”, for which a group of people are reaching.

Image Source → Library of Congress – Library of Congress
Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine –  Puck Magazine

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Summary: Illustration shows Uncle Sam working at the “Free Pie Kitchen” offering daily distribution of free pies labeled “Long Term Franchise, Graft Tariff, Land Grant, [and] Special Privilege” to crooked businessmen labeled “Public Service Corporation, ‘Infant Industry’, Trust, Public Land Thief, [and] Predatory Wealth” standing in a long line or already enjoying their “Free” pies.

Caption: The pie line.

Image Source → Library of Congress
Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine

 

Chief Bone Necklace

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decolonize |dēˈkäləˌnīz|
verb [ trans. ]
(of a country) withdraw from (a colony), leaving it independent : they must decolonize American Indian Tribal lands.

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Summary: Illustration shows an oversized man labeled “Beef Trust”, with skeleton face, performing a magic trick on a stage by taking “Diseased Livestock” and pushing them through a tube labeled “Packingtown” to produce packaged “Pure Meat Products”. A diminutive man, “The Prof’s Assistant”, wearing a cap labeled “Inspector” is standing on the stage on the left.

Caption: A monstrous and amazing feat of magic.

Image Source → Library of Congress
Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine