Partners! [editorial cartoon by William Kemp Starrett]

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Title

Partners! [editorial cartoon by William Kemp Starrett]

Description

Editorial cartoon by William Kemp Starrett published in The Knickerbocker Press. 

Image Description: An anthropomorphized can of Impure Milk shakes hand with a grinning undertaker and says, "Hello, Old Man! How's business?" Beneath the cartoon is the caption, "Partners!" 

In New York during the 1850s the Swill Milk scandal was a major adulterated food catastophe. An estimated 8,000 infants were killed in a single year. In 1858, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper exposed the sale of adulterated milk to unsuspecting consumers.  These revelations would lead to the creation of city park dairies and milk stations. Eventually, the problem of contaminated milk throughout the nation would be recognized and food safety regulations enacted.

Creator

Starrett, William Kemp

Source

Cartoons Magazine, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 1913), p.238. Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1913 April

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES

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Acknowledgement of VCU Libraries as the source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:

Bad Milk Poison to Babies, Expert Warns MothersThe evening world.  (New York, N.Y.), 03 July 1913. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

Ehrlich, K. and Johnson C. (2018). Got Milk (Regulations)? NYC Department of Records & Information Services.

Swill Milk Scandal, Wikipedia.

The Man Who Learned. Educational film about impure milk produced in cooperation with the New York Milk Committee. 

The New York Milk Committee Preaches Pure Milk by Moving Pictures. History Engine. 

The Y.M.C.A. Now Gives Instruction in English. Many Institutions Are Recognizing the Educational Value of the Movie Picture Film. The sun. (New York [N.Y.]), 01 June 1913. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. 

Paynter, L. (1930 August 31). Artists Who Wed Upset Popular Ideas. Brooklyn Daily Eagle republished in Stripper's Guilde (2012 March 9).

Citation

Starrett, William Kemp, “Partners! [editorial cartoon by William Kemp Starrett],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed November 12, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/512.