• select language
  • select language
  • The Good Press
    zoom in zoom out
    back

    Garden bliss

    share
    share
    font + font -

    “The Good Press”

    In the cartoon “The Good Press” from 1847, which appeared in the Leuchtturm magazine, the crab stands for regression, the mirror for retrogressivity, the mole for blindness, the candlesnuffer for darkness, scissors and pen for censorship, the rod for tribulation, the eyes for surveillance, the children for the patronised citizens, the policeman with sheep’s head for ignorance of the state powers and the Spitz for informants. The caption reads, “Sweet holy censorship, let us go on your trail. Lead us by your hand like children on a leash!”

    Image: Cartoon “The Good Press” Unknown Artist, 1847, © Public domain