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Another popular heavyweight who is much in demand
This cartoon celebrates a $600,000 Federal surplus and the competing demands on it. It also symbolizes the decline of the Prohibition movement. A strong, tall, muscular boxer stands in the center of the picture. He wears a dark tank top shirt labeled " Six Hundred Million Gov't Surplus; his boxing shorts are decorated with dollar signs. He is besieged by smaller men representing special interests. A bespectacled mustachioed man wearing a vest and top hat labeled "Tax Payer," asks "Help me knock down the income tax." A man with a goatee and mustache wearing a white suit and hat marked "The South" requests "I want you to lick the Mississippi for me!" A mustachioed farmer in bib overalls beseeches, "Come fight my battles." A man in a fedora and business suit labeled "Big Navy Enthusiast" suggests "Let's use him to protect our country." Rushing in is cigar-smoking dishelmed "Pork Barrel Congressman' wearing a top hat and morning suit who proclaims, "Just the feller I'm looking for!" In the background, a man labeled "The Wets" prepares to hit a bruised "Mr. Prohibition" labeled "The Drys" who screams "Help."
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 Sunday Tribune (August 28, 1927), n.p.