Outside a building labeled "Washington Inn" with an image of the
U.S. Capitol on the sign, a large group of Republican legislators,
politicians, and others are laughing at an old man wearing tattered
clothing labeled "Democracy." He looks dazed, as though he has just
wandered in from the past; his walking stick is dated "1861." Two
dogs labeled "N.Y. Tribune" and "N.Y. Times" sniff at his heels.
Among those present are George M. Robeson, Ulysses S. Grant, John
Logan, James Gillespie Blaine, Chester Alan Arthur (dressed as a
woman, serving food and drinks), Charles J. Folger, George Frisbie
Hoar, Joseph Warren Keifer, Horace F. Page, William Mahone (doing a
hand-stand), J. D. Cameron, Roscoe Conkling, John Sherman, George
F. Edmunds, John P. Jones, and Thomas Collier Platt.
Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character); Democracy; Taverns (Inns); Laughter; Older people; Legislators; Presidents--Elections; Dogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918