Sunday, 9 November 2008

The Helping Hand

The rescue of Bear Sterns earlier this year by J.P. Morgan Chase revived memories of the way J.P. Morgan almost single-handedly rescued the US economy in the bank crisis of 1907. Here's how cartoonist JK saw it, in Puck magazine.
It is a clever parody of that charming painting The Helping Hand by Emile Renouf. A Breton fisherman takes his grandaughter out rowing. She is, of course, powering the boat all by herself and Grandad is just giving a bit of added oomph.

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