Print shows a vignette cartoon with a carriage at center in
which Jay Gould, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and William H.
Vanderbilt are riding with large money bags; the wheels are labeled
"Corporations" and "Monopoly." The carriage is driven by an eagle
dressed like Uncle Sam wearing a top hat labeled "1882" and
carrying a whip labeled "Revenue Tariff." The carriage is pulled by
an "Underpaid Workman," a "Starving Laborer," a "War Widow," a
"Sewing Girl," an "Old Merchant," a "Poor Clerk," and a
"Cripple,"among others, with ropes labeled "Tax." The surrounding
vignettes show scenes of corruption, misfortune, presidential
office seekers, Valley Forge, and "Charitable Institutions for the
poor and unfortunate" from "Maine" to "California" showing
buildings labeled "Poor House" and "Jail." Featured in these
vignettes are such figures as Chester Alan Arthur, George M.
Robeson, Samuel J. Tilden, Roscoe Conkling, John Kelly, Ulysses S.
Grant, Benjamin F. Butler, and Joseph W. Keifer, as well as "Honest
Labor, Patriotism, [and] Integrity."
Commerce; Corruption; Monopolies; Employees; Carriages and carts; Capitalists and financiers; Public speaking; New York (State); New York Chamber of Commerce; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885