Drones Don't Need Books

Item Info

Item No: PIXC00031
Title: Drones Don't Need Books
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Here the cartoonist criticizes the lack of funding for the Free Library of Philadelphia in the city's 1945 budget. The cartoon implies that this is not from a lack of funds but is instead a result of bias and disdain on the part of those drafting the budget. A stereotypical "fat cat" exclaims that "drones don't need books" as a young man looks onto nearly empty and cobwebbed library shelves.

Cartoon presented to the Free Library by the artist and inscribed: Best Personal Regards | Jerry Doyle | Phila Record

Country: Country:United States

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1945
Creator Name: Doyle, Jerry (1898-1985) - Artist