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“Ain’t Politics Grand?”
October 18, 1924

With the 1924 Presidential and congressional elections only two weeks away, politicians of all parties began to promise lower taxes to woo voters. In this cartoon, “Mr. Tax Payer” revels in all the attention as the Republican elephant, the Democratic donkey, and the Progressive goat try to outdo each other.

U.S. Senate Collection
Center for Legislative Archives

From Berryman’s Recurring Cast of Characters...

John Q. Public is a generic name in the United States to denote a symbolic member of society deemed a “common man.” He has no strong political or social biases and represents the randomly selected “man on the street.” See more of Berryman’s Recurring Symbolic Characters