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"The Political Red Riding-Hood."

Topic:
Tilden the Hungry Wolf
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
George Colt
Date:
September 2, 1876, p. 719
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In blaming Republican policies for the economic depression, Governor Samuel Tilden characterized the situation as a gaunt and hungry wolf. Pro-Republican cartoonists, such as George Colt (here) and Thomas Nast, took that metaphor and used it against the Democratic presidential nominee. In this cartoon Colt employs a fairy tale analogy to depict Tilden as the Democratic Wolf frightening Columbia, portrayed as Little Red Riding-Hood.
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