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 "Colonel Tennessee" holding onto a barrel of apples looking at a rotten apple with a worm in it. The apples are labeled "The rest of the state" and "rural sections" and the rotten apple is labeled "Memphis politics". The worm represents Memphis political boss E.H. Crump and has a label tied to it reading "Crumpism". The apple is surrounded by the words "gangster methods", "terrorism" and "ballot stuffing". The worm says to Colonel Tennessee: "I'm going to make the whole lot like this one!". The cartoon is titled "The Bad Apple".
"The bad apple" (2021). Images. 6.
Caricatures and cartoons--Tennessee--Nashville., Crump, Edward Hull, 1874-1954.