Art: Poor White's Art

At the top of the panel was the great grin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. On the President's shoulder perched a vulture. In one hand the President held a fishing rod with a sucker on the line, in the other a bouquet of microphones. Mrs. Roosevelt stood beside him, her teeth and chin cruelly caricatured. The New Deal was represented by scattered playing cards—all deuces. Elliott Roosevelt and Anna Roosevelt Dall were seen tossing their respective spouses, portrayed as dolls, into a trash basket.

Long lines...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!