Cartoon collection, Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
Cartoon drawn by Joseph L. Parrish (1905-1989) of the Nashville "Tennessean" in 1932 showing a goateed man labeled "Rural Tennessee" standing in a field with a dog next to a rail fence, with a house in the background. He looks at a cloud containing a box labeled "ballot box frauds" and a machine gun labeled "gangster methods" fed by ammunition from the box labeled "crime record". The words "threats", "coercion", and "terrorism" are shown next to a large question mark labeled "Tennessee's future "machine" rule". The cartoon is titled at the top in pencil: "A Real "Machine" Menace!". The cartoon refers to the complaints of electoral fraud by opponents of Memphis political boss E.H. Crump's candidate in the 1932 Democratic gubernatorial primary.
"A real "machine" menace!" (2021). Images. 1.
Caricatures and cartoons--Tennessee--Nashville., Crump, Edward Hull, 1874-1954.