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Hand-drawn political cartoon by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937) of a preacher sweating at a lectern in a church decorated with dollar signs. On the reverse is a pro-temperance poem by Alice Sheldon Waterman (1862-1925), Myron's wife and sister to Reverend Charles Monroe Sheldon. 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, Alice Gertrude (Sheldon)
Date: between 1897 and 1920

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Item Number: 320251
KSHS Identifier: 2012.78.46

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