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The red beast weeps
This cartoon criticizes Communist expressions of grief made at the 1927 execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti. A weeping ape wearing a blood-stained commissar's uniform reads a newspaper headline: "Two radical murderers executed in Massachusetts. Riots." He holds a saber dripping in blood. Behind him is a cemetery labeled "Victims of Russian Reds." Tombstones read: "Murdered Christians," "Red Slaughter," "Innocent Victims Brutally Murdered," "Royalists Murdered," "Russian Royal Family Murdered," and "Wholesale Slaughter." On the ground are newspapers proclaiming "Red Riots in France, Germany, Russia."
18.4 x 15.8 cm
black and white
- still image
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- The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
- Chicago Daily Tribune (August 25, 1927), n.p.