Caption: Sucking Her Dry

Source/Date: Wasp, March 26, 1881

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: Frederick Keller

Remarks: The fat calves Crocker and Stanford, labeled CPRR and SPRR, and sitting on a Nob Hill platform, are sucking a teat labeled fares on an emaciated cow, California. In the background are ruins of a farm. This had almost nothing to do with reality; in fact California was booming

Keywords: Travel, fares and schedules; Freight rates and service; California