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The Issue that is Over and Above All Other Issues

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Title

The Issue that is Over and Above All Other Issues

Subject

Capitalism--United States |
Natural resources--United States |
Socialism--United States |

Description

Ink & Crayon Drawing, 14 x 20.5 in. Caption: “The issue that is over and above all other issues; but Mr. Hoover and Mr. Smith do not choose to see it.” This item shows how Young’s socialist politics informed his cartoons on current events. Private ownership of public needs is depicted as a dragon brooding over things like forest, water power, schools, and railroads. The socialist candidate for president in 1928, Norman Thomas, arms himself with votes from labor in an effort to slay the dragon. Meanwhile, Young indicates in the caption, Republican presidential candidate Herbert Hoover and Democratic presidential candidate Al Smith ignore this private ownership, which is “over and above all other issues.”

Creator

Young, Art, 1866-1943

Source

From the collection of Anthony J. Mourek

Publisher

Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections

Date

c. 1928

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Political cartoon

Identifier

2010.02068

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Political cartoon

Physical Dimensions

14 x 20.5 in