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They expect the impossible

Author:
Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Date:
1897-03-10
Description:
President William McKinley appears as Moses with two rays of light emitting from his top hat, and wearing a red cape labeled "McKinley." He stands next to a large rock labeled "Prosperity" that has split and is spewing money toward a throng of people representing mostly the working class and the poor who stream from the factories in the background. Caption: The people foolishly think that McKinley will be able to tap the rock of prosperity, à la Moses, and make money flow like water.
Subject:
Money, Working class, Bible stories, Wealth, McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Moses (Biblical leader)
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=o289188
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