All a question of the scale we do it on

Author:
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937
Date:
1897-08-25
Description:
This vignette cartoon depicts how economies of scale determine public opinion. For instance, "no. 9" shows a handful of criminals robbing a citizen on the street. The criminals are considered "desperate and dangerous highwaymen." In "no. 10," however, three men labeled "Trust" have Uncle Sam at gunpoint and are "robbing the whole country by the tariff," yet they "are 'great industrial and financial magnates.'"
Subject:
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character), Tariff, Economic policy, Trusts, Industrial, Capitalists and financiers, Pressure groups, Public opinion
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=o289401
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