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Drones Don't Need Books
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- Doyle, Jerry (1898-1985) - Artist
Country: United States
Here the cartoonist criticizes the lack of funding for the Free Library of Philadelphia in the city's 1945 budget. The cartoon implies that this is not from a lack of funds but is instead a result of bias and disdain on the part of those drafting the budget. A stereotypical "fat cat" exclaims that "drones don't need books" as a young man looks onto nearly empty and cobwebbed library shelves.
Cartoon presented to the Free Library by the artist and inscribed: Best Personal Regards | Jerry Doyle | Phila Record