Tilden the Hungry Wolf


 "The Political Red Riding-Hood."
  Cartoonist:  George Colt
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   September 2, 1876, p. 719

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
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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