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"A Mad Tea Party"

This cartoon uses characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland story to criticize federal spending on New Deal programs. The cartoonist depicts President Franklin Roosevelt as the Mad Hatter; Postmaster General and Chairman of the Democratic Party James Farley as the March Hare; and Congress as the sleepy Dormouse.

Source | Gregor Duncan, "A Mad Tea Party," Life, May 1936.
Creator | Gregor Duncan
Item Type | Cartoon
Cite This document | Gregor Duncan, “"A Mad Tea Party",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed April 10, 2021,

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