Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

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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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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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Summary: Illustration shows Uncle Sam standing next to a cannon labeled “Dept. of Justice” that is shooting at a floating target labeled, from the outer rim to bull’s-eye, “Scapegoats and Dummies, Appraisers, Inspectors, and Weighers, Trust Supt. and Managers, Corrupt Civil Service Officials, Sugar Trust Directors, [and] High Govt. Officers”. The target has two holes on the bottom, Uncle Sam is telling the shooter to “aim higher”.

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Summary: Illustration shows European leaders from England, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria, and Turkey, among the crowd enjoying the entertainments at the “Casino Del’ Europe”.

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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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“The government asks you to do your Xmas shopping early–Do it now”. Haskell Coffin ; American Lithographic Co. N.Y. – 1918.

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