Email SMS This Cite

The socialists' theory, and how it would work out

Author:
Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Date:
1899-06-14
Description:
Print shows Uncle Sam, on the left, giving a bag of money to a man labeled "Socialist" and a bag of money to a man labeled "Businessman," he tells them "Gentlemen, I have divided the wealth of the country equally among all the people. Here are your shares, now go ahead and be happy!" At center, "The Start", the two men part ways with the socialist taking the path "To Idleness and Extravagance" and the businessman taking the path "To Industry and Thrift." On the right, at "The Finish," the two men again stand before Uncle Sam, this time the businessman is holding two bags of money and the dejected socialist is showing that his pockets are now empty.
Subject:
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), Businesspeople, Socialists, Socialism, Wealth, Poverty, Finance, Personal
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=o288311
More Like This
  • On to the abyss A huge throng of people, some carrying banners labeled "Populism, Silverites, [and] Socialists," eagerly follow a fairy labeled "Paternalism" carry...
  • The inconsistency of the protectionist believer A wealthy businessman with his family boards a steamer "to Europe," while a porter carries their single bag of lugg...
  • Merely recognizing a fact A large businessman labeled "Centralized Wealth" uses candle snuffs labeled "Control of Credit, Control of Bank Deposits, Control of Tran...
  • "Plague take it! Why doesn't it stay down when I hit it?" President Taft stands behind a chair on which a diminutive George W. Wickersham is standing. Wickersham i...
  • Conservatism A well-dressed businessman, wearing top hat and coat and a button that states "Don't Knock, Boost," sits atop a pile of account ledgers labeled "How t...