Posts Tagged ‘middle class’

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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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Summary: Illustration shows a police officer labeled “Graft Tariff” preventing a working class family from having a picnic on the grass while a group of men labeled “Beef Trust, Coal Trust, Steel Trust, Lumber Trust, [and] Clothing Trust”, with two servants, one labeled “A.P.T.L.”, are having a picnic on the lawn labeled “Prosperity”.

Image Source → Library of Congress
Wiki-Info → Puck Magazine