The Louisiana Lottery

Item Info

Item No: pixc00322
Title: The Louisiana Lottery
Additional Title: The Louisiana Lottery
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

"[Huey Long] remains a controversial figure in Louisiana history, with critics and supporters debating whether or not he was a dictator, demagogue or populist....  Within the dominant Louisiana Democratic party, Long set in motion two durable factions—'pro-Long' and 'anti-Long'—which diverged meaningfully in terms of policies and voter support."

  • "Huey Long." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 20 Nov. 2015.

"Huey Long was elected Governor of Louisiana in 1928 by the largest margin in the state’s history. In the face of entrenched opposition from the old guard, he launched an unprecedented program to build the state’s infrastructure and provide education and economic opportunity to the masses.

"Huey Long shocked the political establishment by throwing the aristocracy out of power and building a mightier political machine than the one he toppled."

  • "Life And Times: Governor." Huey Long: The Man, His Mission, and Legacy. Long Legacy Project. Web. 20 Nov. 2015.


Created for Evening Public Ledger, date unknown.

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