Title: Uncle Peleg Penrose's Recipe For Making A Majority
Print and Picture Collection
Hoopman - Artist
Country: United States
Illustration depicts United States Senator Boies Penrose (1860-1921) dressed as a cook alongside a satirical recipe. The recipe refers to numerous points on which the Pennsylvania senator was accused of corruption. Among other things, the cartoon accuses Penrose of using empty political speak, accepting financial contributions from the organized liquor interests, as well as receiving a bribe from Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company.
[TRANSCRIPTION OF TEXT] UNCLE PELEG PENROSE'S RECIPE | FOR MAKING A MAJORITY | MIX STOCK OF POLITICAL BUNK, | LARGE PORTION OF CALAMITY, | TWENTY BLOCKS SOUP HOUSES, | STIR THOROUGHLY AND ADD ALL | CONTRIBUTIONS YOU CAN GET FROM | LIQUOR INTERESTS AND PLENTY OF | GANG DISTRICT BALLOT BOXES. | SEASON WITH ONE GENEROUS STANDARD | OIL CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT. | CAUTION - GREAT CARE MUST BE | EXERCISED IN AVOIDING USE | OF YOUR PUBLIC RECORD.