Featured Source: The Pit and the Pendulum

The pit and the pendulum
"The pit and the pendulum." Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, Puck Building, 1909 May 26. Summary: Illustration shows a man labeled "Consumer" tied to a bed with cords labeled "Graft Tariff", watches as a pendulum labeled "Cost of Living" with a sharp blade afixed to the bottom swings over his body, coming closer to cutting him in half.