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Belshazzarfeller's feast

Author:
Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Date:
1905-05-31
Description:
John D. Rockefeller, as Belshazzar, sits on a throne above a group of capitalists and politicians enjoying a feast of such dishes as "Draw Back Bon-Bons, Fruits of Monopoly, [and] Rebate Plums." The festivities are interrupted by a hand appearing from above holding "The Big Stick" and writing the words "Rate Legislation." Caption: "And the King saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the King's countenance was changed and his thoughts troubled him." [Daniel 5:5-6]
Subject:
Capitalists and financiers, Dinners and dining, Politicians, Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915, Frick, Henry Clay, 1849-1919, Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, Morton, Paul, 1857-1911, Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937, Belshazzar, Rockefeller, William Avery, 1810-1906, Rogers, Henry Huttleston, 1840-1909
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o278107