Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons, Part 79: Cartoons Magazine Centennial, February 1912, Part 4
Cartoons Magazine‘s centennial year, continues with further extracts from the February 1912 issue. As I doubt any issue does not contain at least a few cartoons involving monopolies, corporate corruption, and/or Wall street stock or bank dirty dealings, you can anticipate that once a month, the Cartoons Magazine celebration, will cross paths with our ongoing, Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons series.
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The above two pages of cartoons, collectively labeled Carnegie and the Stanley Steel Probing Committee, focus on monopolist Andrew Carnegie. Included are a pair of cartoons by Rollin Kirby, and one by Boardman Robinson.
Below, one page each on beef & butter trusts, colluding to gouge consumers with high prices, including one cartoon by “Bart” (Charles Lewis Bartholomew).
Next, on the left page, three cartoons on middlemen taking the profits, while producers & consumers suffer; while right, we have three cartoons on application of the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. The top cartoon, by Charles A. Lederer, satirizes the law being applied against A.T. & T., U.S. Steel, and Standard Oil.
Finally, we close out with J.P. in Egypt, depicting the British (then the colonial rulers of Egypt) slapping “not for sale” signs to prevent J.P. Morgan from buying and shipping back to the U.S., everything he laid eyes on. (A not inconceivable notion — see Vanderbiltobeliskiana)