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The executioner and the death chair
This cartoon decries death threats made against Chicago-area junk peddlers by "terrorists" (actually the Teamster's union, cf. Chicago Tribune, Sept 8, 1927: p. 15). In front of a massive judge's bench labeled "Court of Justice" an apprehensive man marked "Junkmen Murder Witnesses" approach the witness chair. Underneath the chair is a large, round bomb with a long, smoking fuse marked "Death Threat." Standing behind the chair is a blood stained masked man marked "Organized Terrorists." He crumples up a paper labeled "Junkman Killing."
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 (September 29, 1927), n.p.