New York: 1935. Appleton, LeRoy. 1st Edition. Quarto. Near Fine. Item #16301
A STRIKING 1935 1st Edition of Appleton's allegorical map which follows the flow of tax dollars into the U.S. Treasury for use with various Roosevelt New Deal programs.
Satirical to its core, this map shows the disdain publisher Henry Luce had for FDR's form of government, and the absurdity of spending so much money during the darkest depths of the Great Depression.
The map depicts the U.S. Treasury coffers at the bottom as the 'Reservoir of Revenue', filled thru the tributaries of various tax revenue generation, such as the Oil industry, the Auto industry, the Tobacco industry, etc...At the top the flow of water begins thru clouds labeled as the "Golden Cloud of Profit" and the "Silver Cliud of Seigniorage", a clear knock at the corrupt US Congress.
On the right side of the map is a lake depicting the billions of dollars of the American Rich, protected as tax exempt. Protected by the 'Constitutional Divide Mountain Range, this tax exempt money is opposite from a lake on the left side, "The People's Savings", down drastically since the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
This map was intended to influence public opinion against Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal.
This historic piece is in excellent condition and measures 22.5" X 14", with the image measuring 19.5" X 11".
Perfect for framing and display!