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"Sinbad T., The Old Man of the Sea"

Topic:
Sham Reform
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
A. B. Frost
Date:
September 30, 1876, p. 793
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This A. B. Frost cartoon presents two images of Samuel Tilden, as Sinbad and the Old Man of the Sea, based on the story "Sinbad the Sailor" in Tales of the Arabian Nights. In Sinbad's fifth voyage he hoists the Old Man of the Sea onto his shoulders, but the old man became a monster who refuses to dismount and beats Sinbad with his feet to compel the sailor to do his bidding. Finally, Sinbad gets the old man drunk and shakes him off of his shoulders.
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