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The Monster Monopoly

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Keppler, J.; Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1882
Materials: paper; ink
Measurements: 13 in x 20 in
Nomenclature: cartoons
Classification: whales

Colored image: In a boat named Dauntless being rowed by editors, Puck wields an anti-monopoly harpoon just about to strike the whale of monopoly. The whale gobbles up little fish labeled enterprise, railroad, telegraph, and press, while the flukes of the tail, labeled Field and Vanderbilt, has destroyed a boat called Business. The flukes resembles these monopolists' faces. The back of the whale has the face of Jay Gould.