Saturday, January 17, 2015
Saturday, September 12 1908 -- Another cartoon on the "Solid Three", Herriman's cartoons continue blazing against this scandal.
County commissioners Patterson, Eldridge and Wilson, dubbed the "Solid Three", put together a bond issue for the county and sold it off, probably to favored friends, at a high interest rate. They did this without proper public meetings and without going through the normal channels to determine a fair interest rate. On discovering this breach of the public trust, Angelenos were, not too surprisingly, up in arms.
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
I am wondering if this is an homage to Tenniels famous cartoon "dropping the pilot"" from Punch in the 1890's. Or am I just seeing connections where there aren't any
For anyone interested here's the wiki page: