He Loved Danger But He Wasn't Foolhardy

Title

He Loved Danger But He Wasn't Foolhardy

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Political corruption
Communicable diseases
Public health
Illinois--Chicago
South African War (1899-1902)

Description

A man sits before an audience talking about his dangerous experiences and injuries in the top three panels. In the fourth panel, the group ushers him to the Cook County Home for Incurable Microbes where he refuses to enter.  The Cool County Home for Incurable Imcrobes is covered with signs reading "Judicial decisions to order," "Disease Incubator," and "The Black Hole of Chicago."

Captions: "Under one: I tell you, gents, I've seen some pretty stirring things in my day. I s'pose you know that I was with Custer in '76 and only escaped being massacred because I stopped to tie my shoe. Under two: There's always been a great fascination about danger for me. Once I lost a finger and part of one ear while attempting to storm a fort. Under three: And back in the 80s, when I was invading Thibet alone, the Grand Lama captured me and seared out an eye with red hot irons. A year later I lost a leg while attempting to turn the tide of battle at Majuba Hill[.] Under four: But excuse me gentlemen from the Cook County Building, I draw the line on that death trap."

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

403015
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

58 x 37 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “He Loved Danger But He Wasn't Foolhardy,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24840.