This political cartoon from the Topeka Populist newspaper, depicts the People's (Populist) Party as St. George, the patron saint of England, who is slaying the dragon that represents the corruption of government and big business. The dragon has the names of specific businesses and politicians written on its body. According to legend, St. George was a fierce warrior who saved a village in Libya by slaying the dragon who had demanded that the town sacrifice all its young women.
Creator: Kellogg, A. H.
Date: May 28, 1892
This is one of the few political cartoons selected for this standard that depicts the Populists in a favorable light. Thus, it could be paired with an anti-Populist cartoon (such as one from Judge magazine) to compare the two perspectives.
Item Number: 210882
Call Number: Microfilm: T2735
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210882
Business and Industry - Banking - Banks
Collections - Library
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Populism (Indicator 2) - Disillusionment with big business
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1880s to 1920s (Benchmark 4) - Populism (Indicator 2) - Government corruption
Date - 1890s - 1892
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Populism
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Cartoon
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Thematic Time Period - Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 - Populism, 1890 - 1900
Type of Material - Cartoons - Political