Archive for January, 2013

Walt Whitman, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly left, wearing hat, hands in pockets [1880to1892]

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The-fountain-of-taxation-[1909]

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Summary: Illustration shows a large fountain with four basins, at top, supported by a crown and scepters, is a basin labeled “Millionaire”, next resting on a cornucopia is “Well-To-Do”, then the “Middle Class” basin supported by an octopus, and at the bottom is the largest basin labeled the “Laboring Class”. The fountain is standing on a platform labeled “Tax System”; the water, cascading from top down is labeled “Burden of Taxation”.

Caption: Eventually the bottom basin gets it.

Image Source → Library of Congress

Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine

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The-laughter-of-the-gods-[1909]

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Summary: Illustration shows two diminutive figures labeled “Democratic Principles” and “Republican Principles” arguing between themselves; in the background are four large men, “the Gods”, labeled “Democratic Boss, Privileged Interests, Dive Keeper, [and] Republican Boss” sitting on a bench, amused by the two small figures in the foreground.

Caption: The Big Four Let ’em argue! If they stopped talking they might begin thinking, and then where would we be?

Image Source → Library of Congress

Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine

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The-god-of-their-idolatry----sacrifice-offerings-to-the-gasolene-[sic]-chuggernaut-[1910]

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Summary: Illustration shows an enormous automobile and driver in the middle of a rural landscape among a crowd of people who have brought many things of value to them that they are offering to this new god of mobility. There is a path of destruction in the wake of the automobile, which is depicted beneath a black sky

Image Source → Library of Congress

Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine