The Economy


 “If He Is Elected…”
  Cartoonist:  Edward Windsor Kemble
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   October 31, 1908, pp. 18-19

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Published shortly before the presidential election, this dark Harper’s Weekly cartoon ominously predicts that an administration headed by Democrat William Jennings Bryan (depicted as a poisonous spider) would halt industrial productivity, resulting in economic stagnation and national depression.













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