Caption: Mr. Crocker's Kindergarten

Source/Date: Wasp, July 14, 1883

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: J(oseph). B(arkhaus).

Remarks: Children's blocks with little educational messages were just then popular. Here, each of the building blocks depicts an aspect of the railroad monopoly. For example, the R in railroad is for rapidity of service and shows a train pulled by a snail. The O in railroad has an official who is a puppet on a string. The children include a farmer, one labeled labor and another journalist, a fourth called merchant and one carrying a bible.The unidentified dunces are probably railroad commissioners.

Keywords: Crocker, Charles