Photo, Print, Drawing The wage-earner returns
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- The wage-earner returns
- Cartoon shows Uncle Sam welcoming a bottle of beer, striding down the road carrying a suitcase with a "Siberia" label. In 1933, after Congress had voted to repeal the Eighteenth (Prohibition) Amendment, but before the states had a chance to ratify it, Congress passed a law legalizing the sale of 3.2 percent beer. The first legal beer was sold on April 7. The cartoonist suggests approval of the legalization of this drink of the working man.
- Kirby, Rollin, 1875-1952, artist
Created / Published
- 1933 Apr. 7.
- - Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)--1930-1940
- - Prohibition--United States--1930-1940
- - Beer--United States--1930-1940
- Editorial cartoons--American.
- Editorial cartoons--American
- - (DLC/PP-1933:0067.38)
- - Published in: New York World-Telegram.
- - jr / 860513; ljr / 970829.
- - Source: Sinclair, Prohibition, p. 391; NYT index, 1933, p. 2144 ljr
- 1 drawing.
Call Number/Physical Location
- CD 1 - Kirby, no. 63 (B size)
- Cartoon Drawings (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- acd 2a09969 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/acd.2a09969
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- LC-USZ62-9657 (b&w film copy neg.)
- May be restricted: Information on reproduction rights available in LC P&P Restrictions Statement.
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Kirby, Rollin, Artist. The Wage-Earner Returns. United States, 1933. Apr. 7. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016682691/.
APA citation style:
Kirby, R. (1933) The Wage-Earner Returns. United States, 1933. Apr. 7. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016682691/.
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Kirby, Rollin, Artist. The Wage-Earner Returns. Apr. 7. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016682691/>.