The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection


In this political cartoon, Carey Orr highlights Chicago's debate over whether to build an elevated or subway rail system. Father Dearborn (representative of Chicago, Illinois) and another man ("Dever's Traction efforts") sit in a sail boat (Chicago, Illinois). The sail ("elevated system") is up, one man is using oars ("surface lines"), but the boat does not move due to the submerged anchor ("subway need").


18.4 x 16.3 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

  • English

  • still image
  • text

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection

  • Chicago Daily Tribune (June 16, 1924), n.p.

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