J. Thomas Heflin Political Cartoon

A Rollin Kirby political cartoon entitled "The Show That Flopped," depicting U.S. senator from Alabama James "Cotton Tom" Heflin as a vaudeville performer walking along a railroad track with a satchel labeled "The Great Heflin" and carrying a sword and a spear labeled "Religious Bigotry." The cartoon appeared in the New York Times in April 1928 regarding Heflin's attempts to foil New York presidential candidate Al Smith's campaign in North Carolina through anti-Catholic rhetoric.

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