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Atlas Joe; or, the fearful responsibilities of a self-appointed manager of the universe

Author:
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937
Date:
1896-01-29
Description:
Newspaper editor Joseph Pulitzer, as Atlas, supports a globe labeled "American Affairs, English Affairs, African Affairs, Cuban Affairs, [and] South American Affairs" on his back. He is sitting at a desk, drafting "Instructions to Congress," and handing a "Telegram to Prince of Wales" to a messenger boy. On the floor around him are other communications labeled "Program for the Senate, Advice to the Cabinet, Commands to Sec. Carlisle - Issue a Pulitzer Loan At Once!, How the Country Must Be Run, [and] Orders to Foreign Powers." A notice hanging on the wall states "Our Motto - Sensation! Sensation! Sensation!!" Pulitzer is perspiring from the burden of his labors.
Subject:
Atlas (Greek deity), Newspaper editors, Globes, International relations, Perspiration, Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911
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=o290850
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