Dead soldiers cartoon

Description

"The above sad, though true, picture is no exaggeration. 3500 of the best blood of our country were sacrificed in Cuba, to the greed of the Beef Trust, with their (note the terms used) Chemically, Refrigerated, Embalmed, Scientifically Prepares Meats. All these Deadly and Artificially Made Meats bore the Purple Stamp" [emphasis in the original].

In order to denigrate their competition, San Francisco meatpackers reminded consumers that U.S. soldiers in Cuba had died after eating the Chicago “Meat Trust’s” refrigerated and “embalmed” products.

Source and Copyright

Medium Illustration
Source Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley
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