A Family Check

Title

A Family Check

Subject

Political cartoons
Heaton, Harold R., -1940
Illinois--Chicago
Divorce--Law and legislation
Judicial process
Cupid (Roman deity)
Divorce
Judges
Marriage
Marriage law

Description

Political cartoonist Harold R. Heaton captures the strong disagreements surrounding marriage and divorce through the image of a judge declaring "No More SUB ROSA DIVORCES!". The startled couple before him wears a set of shackels with a tag labeled "Bonds of Matrimony" hanging from one of the links while Hymen (Greek god of marriage) and Cupid (Roman god of desire) look on.

Divorce restrictions in the United States slowly softened during the first half of the twentieth century. Couples could now voluntarily cease a marriage and women could establish an identity outside that of their husband and leave an unsuitable marriage.

Creator

Heaton, Harold R.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

n.d.

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

400963
Harold R. Heaton Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

44 x 38 cm

Citation

Heaton, Harold R., “A Family Check,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 16, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25164.