Posts Tagged ‘lobbyist’

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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 Nelson Aldrich as king of the “U.S. Senate” sitting on a throne with a diminutive Theodore Roosevelt kneeling before him bearing the “President’s Message”, around them senators are reading ticker tape or enjoying the success of their investments. The surrounding vignettes show Chauncey M. Depew as a doorman welcoming a man labeled “The Trusts” into the “U.S. Senate”, John D. Rockefeller sitting at a desk pouring over “Reports” and “Expenditures”, Charles W. Fairbanks as an office boy stopping Uncle Sam at the top of the stairs demanding who he needs to see and why, and two men stuffing papers labeled “Esch-Townsend Rate Bill, Tariff Legislation, House Bill” and others into a trash can.

Caption: Formerly known as the Upper House of Congress.

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Summary: Illustration shows Nelson W. Aldrich standing at the top of a human pyramid on a platform labeled “The Senator”, on the next level down John D. Rockefeller and a bloated man, typically identified with trusts, are sitting on bags of money on a platform labeled “The Big Interests”, below them are men with bags labeled “Graft” and “Dough Bag”, standing on a platform labeled “The Bosses”, beneath them comes a larger group of men standing on a platform labeled “The State Legislature”, and finally at the bottom is a group on a platform labeled “The People, who are being crushed by the weight of those above them.


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Summary: Illustration shows Uncle Sam as a sleeping Swiss guard of the “Public Funds”, being overtaken by trees and cobwebs, two dogs are also asleep at this feet. A building on the right labeled “Public Funds” is being overgrown by a tree labeled “Corruption” with spreading limbs labeled “National, State, [and] City”, a snake labeled “Lobbyism” hangs from the branches; rats flee with coins from its coffers. Two spiders labeled “Graft” and “Bossism” ply the webs, a tree on the left is labeled “Ring Rule”, and an alligator labeled “Greed” prowls the foreground among tree roots labeled “Dead Conscience”. In the background, a vulture labeled “Monoply” keeps an eye on a candlelight vigil by a person labeled “Dead Letter Laws” for a female figure labeled “Honesty”; the candle glows with “Hope”.

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