New York. Keppler & Schwarzmann. 01-02- 1884.
Color lithograph, image 11 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches, double page centrefold illustration to Puck magazine of January 2, 1884. Image has soiling to edges just entering the image at lower left, two short edge tears, tear at lower centrefold (not entering the image). The magazine is in fair condition: covers are detached with soiling and wear. Set against a backdrop of smoking grim factories, the "protectionist statesman" auctions off labor to a well-heeled crowd of capitalists including Cyrus W. Field and William H. Vanderbilt. Three of the laborers are constrained with manacles labeled "tariff." A sign notes that the average wages for a skilled workman are $7 a week. Item #50201