Cartoon: The Changing World

A vintage cartoon from John T McCutcheon demonstrates to us that we’re seemingly again starting to look into some topics in a similar way as before the great depression in the 1920.


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This cartoon is an excerpt from John T McCutcheon’s “The Changing World” drawing for February 23, 1920 comparing how people react on having the richest man in the country becoming president.

While George Washington’s inauguration on Wall street did certainly send a different signal at that time than an inauguration of an U.S. president at that place in the 1920s or today would provide due to the vastly expanded financial industry in that part of Manhattan, it nevertheless does show that the feelings towards the financial industry today and in 1920 before the huge stock market crash on Wall street might not be that much different.



Complete “The Changing World” cartoon for February 23, 1920

Another very interesting one for May 18, 1920 – A billion dollar congress used to cause comment … Now a few billions, more or less, doesn’t matter



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