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Coroner Harrison is a little too previous

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Uncle Sam reclines in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool. On a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir." Benjamin Harrison stands at center holding a large "Certificate of Death - Died of Democratic Rule." He is attended by several men with their mourning hats, including Thomas C. Platt, Charles A. Boutelle, Whitelaw Reid, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed. They have come to pay their last respects.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Diseases; Care of the sick; Democracy; Public officers; Grief; Mourning customs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-09-06

Out of the silver flood!

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Uncle Sam climbs out of a flood of silver coinage toward elevated ground labeled "Repeal of the Sherman Law by the 53rd Congress" using a rope labeled "Public Opinion." He is carrying a female figure labeled "Business Interests." Waves labeled "Sherman Silver Purchase Act" crash in the background, while overhead the sun, as a gold coin labeled "Twenty Dollars," shines brightly.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Law; Silver question; Gold standard; Public opinion; Floods; United States. Congress

Date: 1893-09-13

The greatest race of the yachting season

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President Cleveland, at the helm labeled "Congress" of a yacht labeled "Repeal," races against British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone who is holding an oar labeled "House of Commons Majority" and piloting a boat labeled "Home Rule." Gladstone's boat has a broken spar and is bumping up against debris labeled "Opposition of the House of Lords" floating in the water. Caption: "Home Rule" is a good boat, but "Repeal" gets over the course a good deal quicker.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Yacht racing; Presidents; United States. Congress; Great Britain. Parliament; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1893-09-27

A senatorial desperado

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Silver miner William M. "Stewart" strangles Uncle Sam who is holding a walking stick labeled "Public Opinion." They are at the top of a cliff near the entrance to the "Stewart, Jones & Co. Silver Miners (Unlimited)." Caption: "Take my silver or I'll take your life!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Silver question; Threats; Criminals; Strangling; Silver mines and mining; Public opinion; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909

Date: 1893-10-04

"Senatorial courtesy"

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A senator, probably William M. Stewart, with papers in his pocket labeled "Silver Mine Owner," addresses the Senate, though all the senators are asleep.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Silver question; Silver mines and mining; Public speaking; Legislators; Sleep; United States. Congress. Senate; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909

Date: 1893-10-18

Wed!

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The Tammany Tiger, with a shamrock on his hat, hugs a woman labeled "New York City" atop a bridge support tower with a view of the Statue of Liberty in the background. Caption: "Does oo love oo Tigy-Wigy?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Courtship; Hugging; Women's clothing; Clover; Tiger; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall

Date: 1893-11-01

The old, old story

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Richard Croker as the Tammany Tiger clutches a large bag labeled "Spoils" and holds a whip labeled "Tammany" and, in his claws, a diminutive man who appears to be holding a paper that states "Robinson.  Straight Republican Nomination 1893." On the ground in front of the Tammany Tiger are bones labeled "1890, 1891, [and] 1892." "Tom Platt" appears to have tossed Henry C. Robinson to the Tiger and is now fleeing to safety. Five men, one labeled "Republican," are on the right and left, in the background, behind the safety of high walls. Among them, holding a long spear atop a palm tree, is Chauncey M. Depew. Caption: Rather than stand up and fight, they throw him a sop and run away.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Elections; Supervisors; Patronage, Political; Fear; Animal feeding; Tiger; Tammany Hall; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Robinson, Henry; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928

Date: 1893-11-08

Uncle Sam's dismal swamp

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Uncle Sam sits on a log in a swamp labeled "Spoils System" from which snakes labeled "Quayism, Bardsleyism, [and] Tannerism," and noxious fumes rise in the form of shades labeled "Raumism - Pension Swindler, Crokerism, McLaughlinism, Tweedism, Prendergast - Political Assassin, [and] Guiteau - Political Assassin." Also shown among the tree roots is Charles A. Dana. Caption: It will have to be drained to get rid of the noxious miasmas that arise from it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Patronage, Political; Political corruption; Corruption; Criminals; Wetlands; Trees; Ghosts; Tweed, William Marcy, 1823-1878; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882; McLaughlin, Hugh, 1827-1904; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Raum, Green B. (Green Berry), 1829-1909; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Tanner, John R., 1844-1901; Bardsley, John, 1836-1901

Date: 1893-11-15

The return from exile

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William McKinley, as Napoleon I, rides a white horse labeled "Ohio" and carries a sword labeled "McKinley." He is on the banks of a river, leading an army that includes Benjamin Harrison, Thomas B. Reed, John Sherman, William E. Chandler, William M. Stewart, Matthew S. Quay, Chauncey M. Depew, George F. Hoar, and Whitelaw Reid. On the other side of the river is the U.S. Capitol with the date "1896" above it. Caption: They do not see the Waterloo before them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Armies--Organization; Exiles; Horsemanship; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1893-12-13

Relief at hand

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A St. Bernard rescue dog, with a blanket labeled "Tariff Reform" strapped to its back and a small barrel labeled "The Wilson Tariff Bill" under its chin, approaches a man labeled "Labor" caught in snow drifts labeled "McKinley Tariff."  Nearby, Grover Cleveland, as a monk with a hand to his ear, responds to the dog's bark. At the top of a hill, in the background, is the U.S. Capitol.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Reform movement; Rescues; Employees; Working dogs; Monks; Winter; Snow; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1894-01-10

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