Ordering text
In spite of the chaos of the parade, the placards are arranged in an orderly row that leads the reader's eye along a horizontal line.

Richard F. Outcault, "Receiving the Returns in McFadden's Row on Election Night," cartoon, New York Journal 1 Nov. 1896; rpt. in R.F. Outcault's The Yellow Kid: A Centennial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics, (Northampton, Massachusetts: Kitchen Sink Press, 1995) plate 44.