Photo, Print, Drawing Wall Street / Gropper.
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About this Item
- Wall Street / Gropper.
- Political cartoon shows a large balding man (labeled "Wall Street") with a cigar clenched in his teeth, holding the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court in his lap. The Supreme Court, dominated by conservative justices, blocked much of Roosevelt's New Deal legislation before 1937. Gropper concludes that the Court is controlled by the business interests of Wall Street. Gropper was a cartoonist and painter who viewed art as a tool for supporting social justice. His work was published in many left wing journals including the New Masses and the Rebel Worker, and he ran afoul of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s.
- Gropper, William, 1897-1977, artist
Created / Published
- - United States.--Supreme Court--1930-1940
- - Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)--1930-1940
- - Big business--United States--1930-1940
- Ink drawings--American--1930-1940.
- Political cartoons--American--1930-1940.
- - Title from item.
- - Forms part of: Art Wood Collection of Caricature and Cartoon (Library of Congress).
- - Unprocessed in WOOD/Gropper.340
- - Source: American national biography online ljr
- 1 drawing : ink, crayon, and opaque white over blue pencil underdrawing ; 33.3 x 23 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- Unprocessed [item] [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 07169 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.07169
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-07169 (digital file from original drawing)
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Chicago citation style:
Gropper, William, Artist. Wall Street / Gropper. United States Wall Street New York, .  Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004679139/.
APA citation style:
Gropper, W. Wall Street / Gropper. United States Wall Street New York, .  [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004679139/.
MLA citation style:
Gropper, William, Artist. Wall Street / Gropper.  Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004679139/>.