Cutting Bait

Item Info

Item No: pixc00305
Title: Cutting Bait
Additional Title: Cutting Bait
Creation Date: 6/26/1935
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

A political poll by the Roosevelt re-election team, the first national poll of its kind, revealed that Long was siphoning key Democratic support from FDR's campaign. Democratic National Committee Chairman James Farley estimated that Huey could draw up to 6 million popular votes in the 1936 election. According to aides, Roosevelt hoped to “steal Long’s thunder” by embracing some of his causes.

  • "Share Our Wealth (a.k.a. Share the Wealth)." Huey Long: The Man, His Mission, and Legacy. Long Legacy Project. Web. 5 Nov. 2015.


Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.


Dated on the back of the image 6/26/35

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