Posts Tagged ‘america’

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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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Summary: Illustration shows a classroom scene with the rulers of several countries as the students, most are identified by country and showing the attributes of their leaders, such as, in the back row, “Russia” (Nicholas II), “Germany” (William II), and England (John Bull), and in the front row, “Austria” (Franz Joseph I), “France” (Emile Loubet), Uncle Sam, Japan (Meiji, Emperor of Japan), and Italy (Victor Emmanuel III), and on the far left, sitting on a stool, is “Turkey” wearing a “Dunce” cap. The teacher labeled “Diplomacy”, at the front of the room, points to a blackboard on which is written “If the Boer War cost Great Britain $825,000,000 what would a world’s war cost?” While most of the leaders ponder this question, Russia and Japan glare at each other. There are three wastebaskets filled with weapons.


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Summary: Illustration shows criminals on the left entering a prison labeled “Penitentiary” with a statue of “Justice” and on the right leaving the prison after serving their sentences and given papers labeled “Freedom” where they are confronted by a large hand above a city with a wall labeled “Ex-Convicts Not Wanted”. Includes text about the failure of the Penal System.

Caption: “The civilized nations now recognize the fact that legal punishments usually fail of their objects, or cause wrongs and evils greater than those for which the punishments were inflicted; so that penology, or the science of penalties, has still to be created.” –Former President Eliot of Harvard.


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Title: Carry on! Buy Liberty Bonds to your utmost / Edwin Howland Blashfield.

Summary: Poster showing a soldier charging into battle, accompanied by Liberty bearing a sword and an American flag.

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Summary: Illustration shows a well dressed old man wearing a top hat and spats, lying on his back, bouncing the earth on his feet; there is a doctor’s bag with various instruments in the foreground (he may have given himself an injection), and on the left is a weeping cherub, his bowstring is broken and his arrows have fallen on the ground.

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Summary: Illustration shows an elephant labeled G.O.P. holding a double-barrel shotgun in its trunk, pointed toward itself, the rifle is labeled “Trust Issue Tariff Reform” and “1904”.

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