Photo, Print, Drawing The audience / Sykes.

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Title
The audience / Sykes.
Summary
Cartoon shows figures representing the Past, Present, and Future looking at the Democratic donkey who is pulling a rabbit out of his hat. The Past is represented as a man in colonial garb with a copy of the Constitution for a head; the Present is shown as a despondent Uncle Sam with his arm in a sling, seated in the open door of an empty safe; the Future is a small naked child, shackled to an enormous ball labeled "Debt." When World War I ended, the United States was left with a large national debt and government spending continued to exceed receipts. Sykes expresses skepticism that the Democratic Wilson administration will be able to solve the problem.
Contributor Names
Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942, artist
Created / Published
[between 1918 and 1920]
Subject Headings
-  Democratic Party (U.S.)--1910-1920
-  United States.--Constitution--1910-1920
-  Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)--1910-1920
-  Democratic donkey (Symbolic character)--1910-1920
-  Public debt--United States--1910-1920
-  Ball & chain--1910-1920
-  Safes--1910-1920
-  Magicians--1910-1920
Format Headings
Cartoons (Commentary)--American--1910-1920.
Drawings--American--1910-1920.
Notes
-  Title from item (inscribed in pencil).
-  Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
-  Unprocessed in WOOD/Sykes.381
-  Sources: Hicks, Republican ascendancy, p. 6; World encyclopedia of cartoons ljr
Medium
1 drawing : graphite and blue pencil ; 53 x 38.4 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
Unprocessed [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 06580 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.06580
Library of Congress Control Number
2004679104
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-06580 (digital file from original drawing)
Rights Advisory
Rights status not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions...," http://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/rr/print/195_copr.html
Online Format
image
Description
1 drawing : graphite and blue pencil ; 53 x 38.4 cm (sheet) | Cartoon shows figures representing the Past, Present, and Future looking at the Democratic donkey who is pulling a rabbit out of his hat. The Past is represented as a man in colonial garb with a copy of the Constitution for a head; the Present is shown as a despondent Uncle Sam with his arm in a sling, seated in the open door of an empty safe; the Future is a small naked child, shackled to an enormous ball labeled "Debt." When World War I ended, the United States was left with a large national debt and government spending continued to exceed receipts. Sykes expresses skepticism that the Democratic Wilson administration will be able to solve the problem.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/2004679104
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Sykes, Charles Henry, Artist. The audience / Sykes. United States, None. [Between 1918 and 1920] Photograph. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2004679104/.

APA citation style:

Sykes, C. H. The audience / Sykes. United States, None. [Between 1918 and 1920] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2004679104/.

MLA citation style:

Sykes, Charles Henry, Artist. The audience / Sykes. [Between 1918 and 1920] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004679104/>.