Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Allegory Overload

Posted By on 10.26.10 at 08:44 AM

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Washington Post, October 30, 1937. I'm sort of partial to these old-school editorial cartoons, so charmingly overstuffed, didactic and perfectly unfunny. But this one is close to bursting with all of its helpfully labeled allegorical figures. Other things being equal, I think "Uncertainty" might have been left out. "Extra Session" refers to a special session of Congress that FDR called to enact minimum wages and maximum hours of work.

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