Posts Tagged ‘postaday2012’

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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 imaginary battle where aircraft, battleships, and submarines are engaged in shooting at each other.

Caption: Whereas formerly we fought our naval battles on top of the water only, we now may fight them on the water, over the water, and under the water!

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Summary: Illustration shows a vignette cartoon with two large hands labeled “Militarism” and “Jingoism” at center that are squeezing men labeled “Labor” and “Capital” over an inverted spike-topped helmet stuck in the ground and overflowing with their blood; there is a skull and crossbones emblem on the front of the helmet. Flanking the main scene are vignettes depicting, on the left, science, art (sculpture), and woodworking, and on the right, agriculture, art (painting), and blacksmithing.

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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 man wearing top hat and tuxedo labeled “Stock Manipulation”, one hand resting on a deck of “Marked Cards” and the other on a stack of gambling chips next to “Loaded Dice” and a wheel labeled “Brace Roulette”, all on a playing table labeled “Wall Str[eet]”, behind him are money bags and papers labeled “Fiduciary Funds, Treasury Deposits, Other Peoples’ Money, Bank Loans, [and] Pools”; standing in the foreground and looking up at the man is a diminutive man holding his “Savings” behind his back.

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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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