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Subpoena Duces Tecum

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Title

Subpoena Duces Tecum

Subject

Religion--United States
Salvation Army--United States

Description

Ink drawing. Robert Ingersoll, a politician and famous agnostic who was mentioned in James Joyce’s Ulysses, was a controversial figure in American public life known for his fiery speeches promoting agnosticism. In February 1894, the Salvation Army sent a “summons” to Ingersoll, whom they called the “Prince of Paganism,” requesting that he appear as a witness for the defense in a mock trial the group had organized in Chicago to try the devil. Ingersoll declined. This cartoon signed by “Currier” was owned by Art Young and pictures the young artist with a sketch pad on the far right. Young drew a cartoon illustration of Ingersoll “from life” for the February 5, 1894 issue of the Chicago Inter-Ocean. This cartoon may be a gift from a friendly cartoonist or a self-promoting cartoon drawn by Young but signed Currier, a nod to Nathaniel Currier of Currier & Ives. What do you think?

Creator

Young, Art, 1866-1943

Source

From the collection of Anthony J. Mourek

Publisher

Loyola University Chicago Archives & Special Collections

Date

1894 February

Format

jpg

Language

English

Type

Political cartoon

Identifier

2010.00259

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Original Format

Political cartoon

Physical Dimensions

11 x 14 in.