A police officer holds Oscar L. Baldwin, cashier at the
Mechanics' National Bank in Newark, by the shoulder while Baldwin,
using "Speculation Soap Suds," blows a soap bubble labeled "500,000
Paid in Capital" and "Surplus Fund $400,000" that drips money into
a top hat in front of many old men labeled "Bank Director" and
investors entering on the right, in the background. At his feet are
papers labeled "Cooked Statement." Puck gestures toward the old men
and suggests the police officer consider arresting them as well.
Caption: Puck to Representative of the Law--"You have got the thief
- now take the men who let him steal the money of the trusting
Saving and investment; Banks and banking; Swindlers and swindling; Scapegoat; Blame; Police; Bubbles; Baldwin, Oscar L.
Illustration shows James G. Blaine, dressed like a Roman
statesman, standing on a pedestal that states, "What are you going
to do about it," a phrase attributed to Boss Tweed. The ghost of
Tweed stands behind Blaine, weeping, holding a paper that states,
"Why wasn't I vindicated? I cast my anchor windward too!!" At the
base of the pedestal are books and papers, some labeled, "20 Years
Casting My Anchor to Windward," "Burn this," and "20 Years No
Deadhead." Whitelaw Reid stands at center, appealing to Blaine. On
the left are various bank officers who committed crimes and got
caught; some hold papers that state, "I saw various channels in
which I could be useful. President Dodd, Bank Breaker," "I cast an
anchor to windward in the Marine Bank. J. D. Fish, Bank Breaker,"
"I would 'sacrifice a great deal to get a settlement' Captain
Howgate, U. S. A., Defaulter," "I did not prove a deadhead in the
enterprise. A. S. Warner, Albion Bank Breaker," "I received very
large sums of money without one dollar of expense. Ferdinand Ward,
Swindler." Albert S. Warner was President of The First National
Bank of Albion; Henry W. Howgate was a Disbursing Officer in the U.
S. Signal Service. Caption: Chorus of Non-Magnetic Swindlers - "Why
shouldn't we be vindicated, too? We saw various channels in which
we could be useful. We were no deadheads."
Criminals; Banks and banking; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Tweed, William Marcy, 1823-1878; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912
Illustration shows Puck standing on a stack of bound
Puck volumes between a row of people on the left
identified as a "Bank President, Cashier, Teller, Clerk, [and]
Janitor" as well as a scrub-woman and an office boy and a row of
known criminals on the right identified as "Scott, O. L. Baldwin,
F. Ward, J. D. Fish, H. W. Howgate, [and] Eno," and Fredericka
Mandelbaum identified as "M." Between the two rows are bottles of
"Virus from Thieving Office-Boy, Light-Fingered Scrub-Woman,
Defaulting Bank Cashier, Receiver of Stolen Goods, [and]
Corruptible Janitor," "Lymph from Swindling Bank President [and]
Embezzling Bank Clerk," and "Vaccine from Speculating Bank Teller."
O. L. Baldwin was a cashier at the Mechanics' National Bank in
Newark, Henry W. Howgate (1834-1901) was a Disbursing Officer in
the U. S. Signal Service, and Fredericka Mandelbaum was a known
fence for stolen property. Caption: "Now, my friends, step right up
and be vaccinated for all forms of disease to which bank officials
Criminals; Vaccination; Banks and banking; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Mandelbaum, Fredericka, 1818-1894; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912
A farmer and a laborer visit a "Savings Bank." The farmer, who
looks prosperous, is depositing money; while the laborer, who looks
depressed, is making a withdrawal. Caption: The farmer is all
right, - but the laborer is finding that it costs him more money to
Wealth; Farmers; Working class; Saving and investment; Banks and banking
Personal checks belonging to Governor Roosevelt from New York State National Bank. Checks have an orange documentary stamp from US Internal Revenue with various amounts written out. Three of the checks have Roosevelt's signature.
Banks and banking, American; Checks; Finance, Personal; Payment; First National City Bank of New York
Nettie Gluckauf claims that her family is being cheated out of a
building they own due to a few missed rent payments. The building
has been foreclosed upon and is set to be sold on September 5.
However, Gluckauf doesn't trust the lender's accounting and
requests Vice President Roosevelt's advice on how to handle the
Foreclosure; Mortgage loans; Bank loans--Corrupt practices; Finance, Personal; Banks and banking; New York (State)--New York--Corona
The bank directors considered the appointment of George R.
Bidwell but selected Edwin Gould, who is a board member and very
large stock holder in the bank.
Banks and banking; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Bidwell, George R.; Gould, Edwin, 1866-1933
Bartlett S. Johnston sends an extract of a letter from "a
prominent New York banker" who expresses his opinion that President
Roosevelt will not antagonize the managers of the Republican party
because he wants a "real nomination for the Presidency." Therefore,
Roosevelt will nominate a "safe" man to succeed Secretary Gage.
Business and politics; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Presidents--Nomination; Banks and banking; United States. Department of the Treasury. Office of the Secretary; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927
Secretary Root has received the application of the International Banking Corporation to serve as fiscal agent of the federal government in the Far East.
Banks and banking, International--Government policy; East Asia; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Holls, Frederick William, 1857-1903
President Roosevelt asks Thomas R. Procter to provide information regarding a rumored questionable transaction by Ellis H. Roberts, the Treasurer of the United States.
Banks and banking--Corrupt practices; Roberts, Ellis H. (Ellis Henry), 1827-1918