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Political cartoon by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937). Depicts Mark Hanna presenting a fictious musical program composed by prominent figures from the financial world to a crowd of people via a phonograph labelled "Associated Press." The cartoon appeared on the front page of Topeka's The Advocate and News on February 9, 1898. Waterman first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.

Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: 1898

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Item Number: 320242
KSHS Identifier: 2012.78.36

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