Caption: The Curse of California

Source/Date: Wasp, August 19, 1882

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: Frederick Keller

Remarks: The annotation on this image has been adapted from that done by Marianne Wason at the National Humanities Center. The original annotating, along with a number of other octopus images, may be found at their site. The original image from the Wasp is courtesy of the Bancroft Library.

Keywords: Monopoly; Political influence