Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

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Summary: Illustration shows an old hag labeled “Tradition” sitting in a chair labeled “Justice” and holding a large balance scale labeled “LAW” with ten men on the right and one smug man labeled “Stubbornness, Ignorance, [and] Prejudice” sitting in the tray on the left next to a sack labeled “Venality”; he outweighs the other ten. Uncle Sam is attempting to kick the man out of the balance; at his feet is a paper that states “‘Remember, you want twelve jurymen and we want only one’ (Monopolist)”

Caption: We shall see the day when Uncle Sam will kick the obstructionist out of the jury-box.

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Summary: Illustration shows two men, one labeled “Political Boss” and the other labeled “Special Privilege” with copies of “Blank Injunctions” in his pocket, helping a diminutive judge write a “Dictated Decision”. In the background, Justice is partially obscured by a note that states “Remember Thy Creator”.

Caption: Does a protest against this type of justice assail “the integrity of the courts”?


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Summary: Illustration shows a large red devil turning the crank of a large wheel decorated with scenes of gambling and with male and female figures labeled “Reformers,” “Citizen’s Committee,” “Women’s League,” and “Salvation,” as well as police officers hanging onto the wheel as it spins.

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Summary: Illustration shows a priest standing at the pulpit in a cathedral, preaching from the “Holy Ledger”; beneath his feet is a cut-away of an area labeled “Rentals” and revealing bags of money above the phrase “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” The bottom half of the image shows the squalor of poor families living in sections of the city identified as “Filth Lane, Tuberculosis Alley, Bacteria Court, Thug Corner, Squalor Street, [and] Fire Trap”.


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“The world wants new knowledge – new skills Enroll – Federal adult schools : Many courses – many places – informal teaching.”

Date Created/Published: Ohio : Federal Art Project, 1937.

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Summary: Illustration shows Chester A. Arthur closing a door labeled “Good Administration” to a stable labeled “Political Record Barn”; there is a lock on the ground with a key in it and, in the background, a group of men labeled “The New York ‘Boys'” and “Jim, Mike, [and] Pat” are getting away with a white horse labeled “Arthur’s Good Name”.


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Summary: Illustration shows a woman labeled “Legitimate Business” cracking a whip that spells “Crash”, driving a two-wheeled cart drawn by two horses with a large brush labeled “No Over-Certification Clearing House” attached, sweeping Wall Street clean of men labeled “Stock Jobber” and “Stock Gambler”.


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