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Broken banks - defaulting cashiers - negligent directors - who is responsible?

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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 depositors."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Saving and investment; Banks and banking; Swindlers and swindling; Scapegoat; Blame; Police; Bubbles; Baldwin, Oscar L.

Date: 1881-11-09

The new policeman on the beat - the monopoly gang defies him!

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Illustration shows a policeman from the "New Chicago Anti-Monopoly Party" holding a broken nightstick labeled "Popular Support," standing on a sidewalk at "Vanderbilt's Monopoly Car Yard," confronting a gang of monopolists that includes, among others, Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, Cyrus W. Field, John Roach, Russell Sage, and an "Anti-Monopoly Grocery Monopolist" Francis B. Thurber. Gang members hold handguns and rocks. Puck, holding a club labeled "Only Support," stands with the policeman. A flag that states "No Thoroughfare for Small Business Men" hangs from a building. An injured or dead man, identified as a "Small Business Man," is lying in the street.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Police; Police--Violence against; Violence; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Thurber, Francis B. (Francis Beatty), 1842-1907; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-07-18

Set a -- to catch a --

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Print shows a policeman labeled "Gov. Foster" grabbing the arm of a diminutive man labeled "Hoadly" who is holding a piece of fruit labeled "Dem. Nomination 83" that he has stolen from a street vendor who is an old woman labeled "Ohio Democracy" knitting behind her table of fruit labeled "Nomination Appointment Office." Papers extending from the pocket of the policeman are labeled "Indiana 'Soap' Campaign 1880" and "Theft of the Presidency 1877." Caption: Honest Charley Foster is horrified to find Hoadly filching.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Police; Shoplifting; Street vendors; Federal government--Officials and employees; Corruption; Foster, Charles, 1828-1904; Hoadly, George, 1826-1902

Date: 1883-08-08

Our rampageous preachers

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Illustration shows a preacher in the pulpit haranguing his congregation with a speech that begins "Noise or Nothing!"; there are two police officers, with large billy-clubs, in the pulpit with him, they exchange glances. Caption: Let them be put under the same restrictions as other Sabbath-breakers.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Preaching; Priests; Church; Noise pollution; Police; Audiences

Date: 1884-02-13

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city?

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At center is a place for Republicans to go to commiserate while awaiting the next election. Such stalwart Republicans as George F. Edmunds, John Sherman, William M. Evarts, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed wait there. Surrounding vignettes show a prominent citizen being escorted by two "Bureau of Public Comfort" guards who keep the press at bay, a sewing station for women's clothing after a round of bargain shopping, a room where anarchists can blow off some steam "without disturbing anybody," an educational facility to help orient newcomers to the ways of the city, and a hypnotist who attempts to convince servants to work in the country. Caption: Some of the useful purposes it might serve.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Rooms; Leisure; Upper class; Police; Shopping; Sewing; Household employees; Anarchists; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-10-25

A bad outlook for him

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A man labeled "Bossism" carries weapons labeled "False Count," "Fraudulent Registration," "Intimidation," and "Deals." Behind him are two policemen labeled "Independent Democrat" and "Independent Republican," who are keeping an eye on him. They each carry a billy club labeled "Votes." Caption: "Dere ain't no more show for me, since dem two big policemen come on de beat!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Supervisors; Corruption; Fraud; Police; Truncheons; Voting

Date: 1893-12-20

A sufficient reason

Description:

Two governesses, each with a child, visit in the park. One woman is having trouble controlling a little boy who is frightened of a policeman standing in the background. Caption: Miss Dolan--Oi'm a-goin' to lave me place! / Miss O'Toole--Don't yer loike th' choild? / Miss Dolan--Yis; but he's thot afeared av a policemon thot Oi can't get him near wan!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Governesses; Children; Police; Fear; Clothing and dress

Date: 1894-01-10

"United we stand!"

Description:

Richard Croker is pictured as a large dog standing over a smaller dog labeled "New York Police." They are looking at a cat with its back, labeled "Investigation," arched and tail raised, and wearing a ribbon labeled "New York Senate."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Local government--Officials and employees; Legislative hearings; Police; Corruption; Dogs; Cats; Governmental investigations; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922

Date: 1894-03-28

Where is the difference?

Description:

On the left, a "New York Police" officer accepts money from a woman's hand extending from a window labeled "N.Y. Den." At right, a man labeled "U.S. Senate" accepts "Stock" from a hand extending from a window labeled "Trusts." Both men are leaning on a solid pedestal labeled with a large "$" and the word "Protection."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Public officers; Legislators; Bribery; Patronage, Political; Trusts, Industrial; Prostitution; New York State Police

Date: 1894-08-01

The police version of it

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A large police officer turns the crank on a large press labeled "Blackmail," squeezing money out of a variety of merchants labeled "Boot Black, Gin Mill Keeper, Dive Keeper, Merchant, Green Goods, Contractor, Gambler, [and] Pawnbroker." Caption: "Let no guilty man (or woman) escape - widout dey put up de stuff!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Police; Bribery; Extortion; Corruption

Date: 1894-10-03

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