Posts Tagged ‘puck magazine’

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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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The-god-of-their-idolatry----sacrifice-offerings-to-the-gasolene-[sic]-chuggernaut-[1910]

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Summary: Illustration shows an enormous automobile and driver in the middle of a rural landscape among a crowd of people who have brought many things of value to them that they are offering to this new god of mobility. There is a path of destruction in the wake of the automobile, which is depicted beneath a black sky

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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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Summary: Illustration shows the Democratic donkey carrying the “Democratic Dough Bag” and the Republican elephant carrying the “Republican Dough Bag” as they walk down “Wall Street”, seeking campaign funding for the upcoming presidential election.

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Summary: Illustration shows a donkey labeled “Democratic Party” and an elephant labeled “Republican Party” sitting on a porch; a stork carrying a bag labeled “Dr. Stork” is coming around the corner of the building.

Caption: Will it be an elephass or a jackaphant?

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Summary: Illustration shows a dark and gloomy landscape where the police have imposed martial law conditions on the laboring class and punish violators with impunity, while, at the top, those responsible for the deplorable working and living conditions stand on a cloud labeled “Immunity”, “above the law” and the lawlessness.

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Summary: Illustration shows a perspective view with the “Eye of the Law” at the vanishing point where the “little ones” shield the more important figures in the foreground; from small to large are the “Weigher, Appraiser, Inspector, Superintendent, Manager, Trust Scapegoat, Government Scapegoat, Sugar Trust Director ‘Don’t Touch Sugar Trust it gave to Your Campaign Fund’, [and] High Government Official ‘Don’t Touch Sugar. It gave to Our Campaign Fund'”.

Caption: The little ones close to the eye hide the big ones farther away.

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