Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cats The Wall Street Persians and the Washington Egyptians

Cats The Wall Street Persians and the Washington Egyptians. - Title: The Wall Street Persians and the Washington Egyptians / L.M. Glackens. Creator(s): Glackens, L. M. (Louis M.), 1866-1933, artist. Date Created/Published: N.Y. : J. Ottmann Lith. Co., Puck Bldg., 1907 March 27. Medium: 1 photomechanical print : offset, color.

Summary: Illustration shows the battle of Pelusium with the Persians identified as having "Vested Interests" (looking like Chauncey M. Depew), belonging to a "Wall Street Syndicate" (looking like John D. Rockefeller), or a "Railroad Trust", throwing cats labeled "Small Stock Holder, Small Investor, Widow, Little Stock Holder, [and] Orphan" at the bewildered Egyptians who are outside a building labeled "Administration" and flying a banner labeled "Federal Prosecution".

Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-26153 (digital file from original print) Call Number: Illus. in AP101.P7 1907 (Case X) [P and P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Notes: Title from item. Caption: At the battle of Pelusium, between Egypt and Persia, the Persians armed themselves with cats, the sacred animals of Egypt. The disconcerted Egyptians dared not shoot their arrows, for fear of hitting holy cats. Illus. in: Puck, v. 61, no. 1569 (1907 March 27), centerfold. Copyright 1907 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Cats The Wall Street Persians and the Washington Egyptians

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because it's copyright has expired. This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF. Works published before 1923, in this case 1907, are now in the public domain.

This image is also in the public domain in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris), in this case, Louis M. Glackens, 1866-1933, and that most commonly runs for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day of that year. +sookie tex

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