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La Follette and "For Any Old Trust" Bat

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Title: La Follette and "For Any Old Trust" Bat
Description: Political cartoon of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. A verse is written below the cartoon and refers to the period when he first became a senator. The verse is entitled "From the Railroads to La Follette" and reads--From the Badger wilds comes an "ornry cuss" With a lot of noise and a lot of fuss To make in the senate an awful muss And mix up a horrible dose for us. He will not be fixed and he spurns our bait Nor would he be governor of his state He's whetted his knife for the special rate And swears that he'll slaughter our dear rebate.

Image ID: 5587
1906 ca.
Album 25 (Robert M. La Follette & Family)
Genre: Photograph
Subjects: Public officers
Practical jokes
Caricatures and cartoons
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Progressivism (United States politics)

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