Between Two of a Kind: The Consumer Suffers When These Two Trusts Fall Out

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Between Two of a Kind

Creator:

Joseph Keppler

Publication:

Puck, Vol. 51, no. 1319

Publication Date:

June 11, 1902

Description:

One of the broad effects of industrialization was the new rivalry between workers and managers, or as it was phrased at the time, labor and capital. The powers of factory owners and managers increased as industrialization proceeded. Workers experienced long hour, low pay, and job insecurity but could do little about these conditions. Labor gained strength, however, as more and more workers joined together in unions. The political scene became more favorable to labor once Theodore Roosevelt took office following the assassination of Republican President (and friend of capital) William McKinley in September 1901.

Source:

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University