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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