Posts Tagged ‘democrat’

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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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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 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 a man labeled “Average voter” standing between two fields, trying to decide which one he should choose; on the left is the “Democratic Lot” showing “Bryan’s Financial Fallacies, Schemes, Dreams, [and] Instability”, “Opposition to a Sound Banking System”, “Inexperience”, “Obstructive Policies”, “Tariff Reform”, “Jefferson’s Ideals”, “Low Leaders [Thomas] Taggart, Fingy [William J. Connors], Hinky Dink [Michael Kenna]”, Anti-Everything”, “Sectionalism”, and “Croak and Kick Statesmanship”. On the right is the “Republican Lot” showing “Past Prosperity” and “Constructive Policies” among “Arrogant Rule [Joseph Cannon], Extravagance, Tariff Graft, Parasite Plutocracy, Special Privilege, Swollen Fortunes, Pension Graft, Foraker Type of Statesman, [and as a snake] Wall Street”.

Caption: The Democratic lot – Better soil / The Republican lot – a more alluring field.


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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 businessman addressing a group of laborers, explaining to them how important tariffs are to their jobs and that if reform candidates were elected, then the factory would have to close. He states “The prosperity of the nation depends on your ballot”. On his return from a trip abroad and customs officials search his luggage, he rails against tariff duties and the invasion of his personal property.

Caption: Around election time at the shop. On his return from a trip abroad.


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Summary: Illustration shows Joseph G. Cannon and Nelson W. Aldrich dressed as a frontiersman labeled “Licensed Trader[” offering trinkets labeled “Pauper-Competition Scare, Steady-Work Yarn, Prosperity-For-All Bluff, Campaign Promises, Protection-For-Labor Josh, [and] Good-Crops-Due-to-Tariff Bluff”, to men dressed as Natives, getting in return furs and skins labeled “Graft-for-Monopoly, Right-of-the-Few-to-Tax-the-Many, Opportunities-to-Increase-the-Cost-of-Living, [and] Privilege-to-Levy-Tribute-on-the-American- Home”.

Caption: How pleasant it is to get something for nothing from the simple children of Republican nature!


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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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