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Walking out on the program
This cartoon lampoons the reluctance of the Anti-Saloon League to ask the major political parties to have Prohibition enforcement promises in their 1928 Presidential platforms. It also mocks former Treasury Secretary William G. McAdoo courting of the Prohibition vote. Wearing an "Anti-Saloon League" robe, a sweating Wayne Wheeler (the League's General Counsel) walks away from a boxing ring. He throws down his boxing gloves, labeled "News Item:--"The Directors of Anti-Saloon League have decided against asking the Republican and Democratic Parties to include Prohibition law enforcement in their platforms." Leaning against the ropes of the boxing ring, marked "Party Platform 1928," is a muscular "Public Sentiment' boxer. At the foot of ring, presidential candidate William McAdoo, dressed in a trainer's turtleneck sweater, holds a bucket labeled "Dry Campaign for President," and asks "--But I've got you signed up for a fight to the finish!"
18.4 x 15.8 cm
black and white
- still image
- These materials are either in the public domain, according to U.S. copyright law, or permission has been obtained from rights owners. The digital version and supplementary materials are available for all educational uses worldwide.
- The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
- Chicago Daily Tribune (August 18, 1927), n.p.