The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

The fight at the switch

In this cartoon by Carey Orr a fight breaks out between a bond-holder, politicians, and traction magnates near a set of railroad tracks, "end of old franchise." In the background a train car, "Chicago surface lines," disappears around a corner while a man dressed in Orr's usual depiction of Father Dearborn, a representation of Chicago, looks worriedly out the back window. Various track lines are labeled, "interminable franchise," "municipal ownership," "new 20 years franchise," "Lisman Plan," and "receivership."



18.4 x 15.8 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 (January 11, 1927), n.p.

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