The Better Part of Valor

Item Info

Item No: pixc00263
Title: The Better Part of Valor
Additional Title: The Better Part of Valor
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.


The sword is about to fall, so James Walker is leaving.

"Reelected to office in 1929, he came under critical fire from several sources. In 1931 the New York legislature formed a committee to investigate the affairs of New York City. As a result of this investigation, extensive corruption was revealed and 15 charges were levelled against Walker. Accused, among other things, of being actuated by improper and illegal considerations and of being unable to explain satisfactorily the large sums of money deposited in his bank account, he resigned on Sept. 1, 1932."

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