Posts Tagged ‘wall street’

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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-laughter-of-the-gods-[1909]

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Summary: Illustration shows two diminutive figures labeled “Democratic Principles” and “Republican Principles” arguing between themselves; in the background are four large men, “the Gods”, labeled “Democratic Boss, Privileged Interests, Dive Keeper, [and] Republican Boss” sitting on a bench, amused by the two small figures in the foreground.

Caption: The Big Four Let ’em argue! If they stopped talking they might begin thinking, and then where would we be?

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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 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 the Republican elephant labeled “G.O.P.” holding an empty “Dinner Pail” which he is asking a woman labeled “Mrs. Consumer” to fill, she is holding an “Empty Market-Basket” labeled “Tariff Tax on the Necessities of Life”.

Caption: The Republican Elephant Well, the campaign is on. Fill the Dinner-Pail for me. / The Woman in the Case You great big Gop! How can I give you a Full Dinner-Pail from an Empty Market-Basket?


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Summary: Illustration shows a woman labeled “Legitimate Business” cracking a whip that spells “Crash”, driving a two-wheeled cart drawn by two horses with a large brush labeled “No Over-Certification Clearing House” attached, sweeping Wall Street clean of men labeled “Stock Jobber” and “Stock Gambler”.


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