--- Said the Spider to the Fly

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Item No: pixc01030
Title: --- Said the Spider to the Fly
Additional Title: --- Said the Spider to the Fly
Publication Date: 3/11/1920
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

To the regular politicians, it seems, the most irritating thinf about Mr. Hoover is his apparent indifference to party lines...."If Mr. Hoover is still unable to say whether he is a Democrat or a Republican it is because he is thinking in terms of issues and not in terms of party organization."

"How the Papers Size Up the Hoover Boom." Literary Digest 6 Mar. 1920: 13-15. Vol. 64, No. 10. Web.

He was "the man toward whom intelligent voters in every party, men and women alike, are lookinf as a possible Presidential candidate." ...His nomination would cause "such a demolition of strict party lines in November as Americans have seldom seen." ...Even party-faithful commentators...sometimes felt compelled to admit that Hoover's candidacy was necessary since it would "compel a more vigorous consideration of actual problems."

Himmelberg, Robert F. "Hoover's Public Image, 1919-1920: The Emergency of a Public Figure and a Sign of the Times." Herbert Hoover: The Great War and Its Aftermath, 1914-1923. Ed. Lawrence Emerson Gelfand. Iowa City: University of Iowa, 1979. 207-232. Web.


Sykes, Charles Henry. "--- Said the Spider to the Fly." Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 1920, March 11: p. 8.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist