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The great municipal "freak" - the New York tax-payer
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Title:

The great municipal "freak" - the New York tax-payer

Collection:

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

Description:

Illustration shows Puck as a barker at a sideshow, presenting as a "freak" the New York City tax payer, pointing to a sign on the wall that states "Here you are now! The New York Tax-Payer!! The Greatest Curiosity ever on Exhibition! He pays $36 Per Capita. For the Privilege of Living in the Dirtiest and Worst-Governed City in the World!" Tax payers from Brooklyn at "$10.88 per capita, Berlin $7.35 per capita, Paris $5.40 per capita, [and] London $7.40 per capita" view the exhibit. Caption: He excites the wonder and amusement of the civilized world - including Brooklyn.

Creation Date:

1886-01-06

Creator:

Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937

Citation (Chicago Style):

The great municipal "freak" - the New York tax-payer. Prints and Photographs division. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o287994. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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