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Theodore Roosevelt reads to an audience of pigs their forthcoming fate in filthy Chicago slaughterhouses. Colour line block after T. Heine, 1906.

  • Heine, Thomas Theodor, 1867-1948.
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About this work


The stars of the American flag form the backdrop to the scene. The pigs "blush as President Roosevelt reveals to them their filthy fate in the Chicago abbatoirs". Roosevelt holds a broom indicating his qualified support for exposés by "muckraking" journalists etc. The print refers to Roosevelt's involvement in the investigation of lack of cleanliness in the Chicago meat factories, which had been brought to public attention as a result of Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle (1906)


[Germany] : [publisher not identified], [1906]

Physical description

1 print : colour line block ; image 23.3 x 20 cm


Die Schweinerei von Chicago. Selbst die Schweine werden schamrot, als ihnen Präsident Roosevelt enthüllte welches schmutzige Schicksal in den amerikanischen Grossschlächtereien auf sie wartet. TTH


Wellcome Library no. 666368i



  • German

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