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Drones don't Need Books by Jerry Doyle (1898-1985), ca. 1945

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.

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