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An old fable brought up to date

Author:
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956
Date:
1893-12-13
Description:
A "countryman" labeled "Rep. Party" carries a whip and drives a donkey labeled "Taxpayer" who is carrying a large sack labeled "War Tariff" that contains a counter weight labeled "Iniquitous Pensions" on its back. Caption: A countryman having some grain to carry to the mill, was bothered as to how to balance the load upon his donkey's back. Finally he hit upon the expedient of placing a large stone in the other end of the sack. Thus did he balance matters to his great satisfaction; - but to the doubling of the load on the donkey.
Subject:
Political parties--Platforms, Tariff, Pensions, Taxation, Country life, Donkeys, Lifting and carrying, Fables, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
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=o289298
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