The Topic of the Day

Title

The Topic of the Day

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Automobile
Electric railroads--Cars
Cable cars (Streetcars)

Description

A man attempts to impress upon an audience the importance of street cars in Chicago, but they only have eyes for the motor car.

Captions: "Under one: Yes, sir-ee! I know this car matter from A to Z. I'll tell you whats the best kind of a car for Chicago. I've made a careful study of the whole subject! Under two: What this town needs is a car with more speed! (applause) More room! (applause) We want a good ordinance! Keep the street car question out of politics! Under three- Chorus of Listeners: Aw, we thought you were talking about motor cars. We're not interested in street cars!"

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

403021
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

51 x 36 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “The Topic of the Day,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24846.