Posts Tagged ‘occupy wall street’

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Summary: Illustration shows a man wearing a crown labeled “Money Power”, sitting on a throne at his place of business labeled “Goats to Satisfy Popular Clamor”, among goats in cages labeled “Insurance Goat, Political Goat, Clerical Goat, Banking Goat, Labor Goat, Trust Goat, [and] Wall St. Goat”, and at his feet is a wastebasket filled with papers labeled “Indictments”; a policeman labeled “The Law” is dragging a goat toward a crowd reaching for someone or something to blame, with one man pointing to a “Jail” in the background.

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Summary: Illustration shows a game of chess between a hand labeled “Political Pull” showing a cufflink labeled “Brass Check” and a hand labeled “Reform”. The chess board is labeled “[Depar]Tment of Police” and some of the squares are labeled “Race Track, Suburbs, White Lights, Gambling District, Goatville, Financial District, Tenderloin, Red Light District, Lonely Beat, [and] Hell’s Kitchen”. The police officers, some in plainclothes, are labeled “Crooked Captain, Inspector, Sleuth, ‘Fixed’ Captain, Honest Captain, Grafting Captain, Honest Inspector, Plainclothes Man, [and] Sergeant”.


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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 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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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 a large vulture labeled “Corporate Vulture”, wearing a cap usually associated with John D. Rockefeller, feeding a bag of “Dough” to a chick labeled “‘Our’ Senators”, two other chicks are labeled “‘Our’ Legislatures” and “‘Our’ Judges”; their nest is made of money.


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