Caption: The "Long and "Short" of it Is a General "Bust" Up in the Street

Source/Date: Harper's Weekly, October 11, 1873

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: Thomas Nast

Remarks: The reference is to the panic of 1873 that was dominated by railroad securities. The Northern Pole R.R. Co. is a spoof of the Northern Pacific, which also went through sparsely settled areas. In the center background is a church steeple with a clock that reads "Moral: I Told You So." The tracks at the bottom suggest the whole explosion is one giant train wreck. The "Bank of Inflation" refers to stock price not commodity price inflation.

Keywords: Northern Pacific Railroad