The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

A disappointing dish

Two cartoons imply that Chicago Mayor "Big Bill" Thompson's charges of British propaganda are groundless. In the first, a large waiter carries a sizable covered platter labeled "British Propaganda Charges" to a dining table where a man resembling Mayor Thompson and marked "Foreign Elements" eagerly secures a napkin under his neck. In the second cartoon, the waiter has placed the platter on the dining table and has taken off the cover. In the platter is a small disk labeled "The Facts." "Foreign Elements" looks surprised and puzzled. The waiter smiles with a Cheshire Cat grin.



18.4 x 15.8 cm

Tribune Company

black and white

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