William Norman Ritchie
1865 or 1866-1947
Halo of Reform
Pen and black ink over graphite on paper.
12 11/16 x 11 3/16 inches (322 x 285 mm)
Signed "Norman" by the artist at lower right.
Cartoon probably intended for publication in an unidentified periodical.
Cartoon shows J. Pierpont Morgan and J.D. Rockefeller standing on a pedestal labeled "Wall St. Exchange" and holding up an enormous halo over a stock ticker; Morgan nails the tape from the machine to the halo as Rockefeller says, "Higher Pierpont, so they can see it in Albany!".