William Norman Ritchie

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William Norman Ritchie
1865 or 1866-1947
Advance Outlook for the New Year
Pen and black ink over graphite on paper.
14 7/16 x 12 1/16 inches (365 x 305 mm)

Cartoon probably intended for publication in an unidentified periodical.


Signed "Norman" by the artist at lower right; title in pencil at head of sheet.


Cartoon in six panels shows various prominent American businessmen and "captains of industry" making predictions for the year to come (i.e. 1913). J.P. Morgan, seated on Wall Street amidst moneybags, is shown say "High finance in 1913 will be brisk -- money is plentiful (with us) as heretofore - we do not expect Wilson to remove the tariff on "plunks", money not being a necessiyt of life - (to the many)".