Red Tape

Title

Red Tape

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Political corruption
Bureaucracy--Public opinion
Armed Forces
Pacifism
Military campaigns

Description

General Red Tape, Delay, and Swivel sit in a war room as battles rage outside, debating how to handle a mistaken burglary.

Captions: "Under one: Gen. Tape - 'A burglar is Trying to break in!' Under two: Gen. Swivel - 'What kind of a gun shall we have made?' Under three: Gen Delay - 'What kind of paper shall we use in making our estimates for the gun?' Under four: Gen. Tape - 'What kind of a pencil shall we use on the paper for the estimate for the gun?' Under five: Gen. Swivel 'What kind of a knife shall we use to sharpen the pencil that we shall use on the paper for the estimate for the gun?' Under six: Gen Tape - 'I move we call a meeting a month from today to hear reports on the kind of knife we shall use to sharpen the pencil that we shall use on the paper for the estimate for the gun.'"

Creator

McCutcheon, John T.

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

403014
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

58 x 37 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “Red Tape,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 18, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24839.