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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.

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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?

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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

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Summary: Illustration shows an interior view of a boardroom where the appearance of a ghost labeled “Spirit of Honesty” has frightened the men conducting business there, who are labeled “Corporation Lawyer, Fake Promoter, Secret Rebater [hiding under the table], Lobbyist, Public Service Grafter, Public Exploiter, Hypocrite, Employed Perjurer, Speculating Trust Co, [and the] Yellow Dog Keeper”. Also shown are the “Yellow Dog” and several sheets of “Watered Stock”. Hanging on the wall is a sign that states “Dont Knock – Boost”.

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Summary: Illustration shows a large hand labeled “Protected Interests” with its thumb crushing the dome of the U.S. Capitol labeled “Congress” rocketing into the sky atop a pillar of fire with a devilish figure labeled “Cost of Living”.

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Summary: Illustration shows an imaginary battle where aircraft, battleships, and submarines are engaged in shooting at each other.

Caption: Whereas formerly we fought our naval battles on top of the water only, we now may fight them on the water, over the water, and under the water!

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Summary: Illustration shows a vignette cartoon with two large hands labeled “Militarism” and “Jingoism” at center that are squeezing men labeled “Labor” and “Capital” over an inverted spike-topped helmet stuck in the ground and overflowing with their blood; there is a skull and crossbones emblem on the front of the helmet. Flanking the main scene are vignettes depicting, on the left, science, art (sculpture), and woodworking, and on the right, agriculture, art (painting), and blacksmithing.

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