The Lincoln League

Title

The Lincoln League

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Political corruption
Corporation law
Illinois State Capitol (Springfield, Ill.)
Voting
Dogs
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Description

The Lincoln League positions a recruiting station in front of a statue of Abraham Lincoln next to the Illinois State House while members of the public hurry away. President William Taft attempts to stop one man from leaving by grabbing his coattails.

Residents in Springfield flee the Lincoln League's rhetoric, in this political cartoon by John T. McCutcheon. The Lincoln League was a coalition of progressive Republicans in the early nineteen hundreds dedicated to reforms such as direct primaries, child labor laws, direct Senate elections, forest conservation, regulation of big business, and women in the workplace. McCutcheon captures conservative Republican/Democrat sentiment regarding the trust busting, or anti-monopoly tactics of the Lincoln League and other like-minded progressives in both parties.

On verso: "William Lorimer & The Lincoln League, Chicago, ca 1912[.]"

Creator

McCutcheon, John T.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1912-XX-XX

Rights

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

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

400973
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

37 x 36 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “The Lincoln League,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 6, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24798.