Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Siren Song of the Market - Puck Magazine cover


From The Library of Congress archives comes this wonderful magazine cover, depicting the siren song of margin trading in a bubble. View it in full size for a proper appreciation.

Here's the summary:

"Illustration shows a siren wearing a scarf labeled "Get Rich Quick", sitting on a rock ledge labeled "Margin Gambling", and playing a lyre labeled "Stock Market" with strings labeled "Erie, Union Pacific, Northern Pacific, U.S. Steel, Amal. Copper, American Ice, Brooklyn R.T., Reading, [and] Inter. Met." On rocks below is a wrecked ship labeled "Exploited Bank" and on nearby rocks are the bodies of victims."

Thanks to the FT Alphaville twitterers for posting the link.

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