Graphic Witness: visual arts & social commentary [Lynd Ward]

from Vertigo, 1937. ©Copyright Lynd Ward

1932
At this time, the Girl is studying in a music conservatory, while her father continues to work as an accountant for The Eagle Corporation. Here he is being replaced by a machine (and a woman operator who will receive a lower salary for tending the proto-computer that has replaced him). He picks up his last paycheck, and unable to find work, desperate for money, he decides to kill himself so at least his daughter will have the benefit of his insurance policy.


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