Icon Feb 13, 2010

Richard Croker (Pughe, 1901)

Richard “Boss” Croker as an octopus on top of N.Y. City Hall. The arms are labelled ‘Ramapo job’, ‘fire dept.’, ‘tax department’, ‘building dept.’, ‘dock dept.’, ‘ice trust’, and ‘blackmail’. (Library of Congress, Accessed 4th Jan 2009).

“An English country seat and racing stable cost a lot of money – and he knows how to get it” / J. Ottmann Lith. Co., N.Y. ; J.S. Pughe. Published in Puck, v. 50, no. 1286 (1901 Oct. 23), centerfold. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g07950(Accessed: 04 Jan 2009)