Political cartoon showing President Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933) riding in a car with Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon (1855 - 1937), two figures on the roadside exhort them to 'Give her the gas' and an arrow pointing down is labeled Tax Reduction, ca.1925. The illustration possibly refers to the Revenue Act of 1924, wherein Coolidge, with Mellon's support steered US economic policy towards tax reduction. The cartoonist Clifford Berryman makes this point by depicting Coolidge driving a car headed downhill, with Mellon applying the brakes.
Portrait of American financier Andrew William Mellon (1855 - 1937), early twentieth century.
Mellon, Andrew - Entreprenuer, Industrialist , Politician, USA *24.03.1855-+ Finance Minister 1921-1932 - Portrait with his son on a bridge - about 1931 - Published in: 'B.Z.'; Vintage property of ullstein bild
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Members of the President's special cabinet committee meeting with the American Red Cross to work out relief for victims of the Mississippi flood, USA, circa 1930. From left: Rear Admiral Edward R. Stitt, Surgeon General; Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis (1879-1945); Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur (1867-1954); James L. Fieser, acting chairman of the Red Cross; Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), acting as temporary chairman of the committee; Undersecretary of the Treasury, Charles S. Dewey (1880-1980); Secretary of the Treasury Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937); and Mabel Boardman of the American Red Cross.
Portrait of American banker, philanthropist, and 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon (1855 - 1937), Washington DC, 1928.
Mellon, Andrew - Entreprenuer, Industrialist , Politician, USA *24.03.1855-+ Finance Minister 1921-1932 - Portrait with his son - about 1931 - Published in: 'Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung'; 27/1931 Vintage property of ullstein bild
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A cartoon depicting American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury Andrew William Mellon (1855 - 1937) in an uncomfortable position in a frying pan representing the Aluminium Trust Tariff. A Federal Trade Commission report had suggested that Mellon used his position to exploit the tariff, allowing his company, the Aluminium Company of America to maintain a virtual monopoly over the market for the metal. Cartoon by Fitzpatrick originally published in the St Louis Post-Dispatch, 1924 .