Guided Primary Source Analysis: Tariff Triumph of Pharaoh Wilson

The tariff triumph of pharaoh Wilson

Do some research on the Primary Source Nexus to find out who Wilson was. If you don’t know what a Pharaoh is, do some research outside of the Primary Source Nexus to find out. Why do you think this political cartoon might have compared Wilson to a Pharaoh?

Look up the definition of a tariff. Now zoom into a more detailed view of this cartoon. Look closely and try to figure out some of the symbols the cartoonist used. For help reading cartoons, click the links below.

Now review the cartoon’s bibliographic record. What insights into this cartoon does this new information provide you with? What questions do you still have?

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!