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Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads

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Print shows William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Russell Sage and James R. Keene checking ticker tape connected to a large straight-edge razor labeled "Wade in & Butcher'em" and "This Indicator Rises & Falls with Stocks" with a bear and a bull and several money bags labeled "$" balanced on the back of the blade; below, draped over the handle are many investors reaching for bundles of "Pacific Mail, Western Union, [and] Erie" stocks, the blade is poised to drop. In the background another group of investors labeled "The Lambs Brigade" are headed into the "N.Y. Stock Exchange".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Saving and investment; Bonds; Stock exchanges; Razors; Corruption; Avarice; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Keene, James R. (James Robert), 1838-1913; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1881-09-07

Garfield

Description:

Print shows James A. Garfield, bust portrait, facing left, in oval, with scenes from his life and death; includes verse.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents; Memorials; United States; United States. President; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1881-09-07

Our Indian policy - a house of cards

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Print shows Uncle Sam sitting at a table outside an "Indian Store" with Natives and government agents gathered around; he was constructing a house of cards labeled "Indian Policy" until the government agents and a man standing on a box labeled "Boston Sentimentalist" leaned over and blew on it, knocking it down.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Indians of North America--Government relations; Card games; Indian agents

Date: 1881-09-14

The food of our youth

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Print shows a mean-spirited infant boy in a cradle labeled "Infant Indian Exterminators", armed with a rifle, knives, and handguns, feeding from a large bottle filled with "Dime Novel" and "5 ct. Paper[back]" literature, with other action and adventure books about "Pirates" and an "Indian Killer" on the floor around the cradle.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Indians of North America--Government relations; Infants; Bottle feeding; Weapons; Dime novels

Date: 1881-09-21

On the threshold of office--what have we to expect of him?

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Print shows the members of the late James A. Garfield's cabinet looking at Chester Arthur; on the wall in the background are four frames with three portraits and a question mark. The portraits are labeled "First Failure - Tyler, Second Failure - Fillmore, [and] Third Failure - Johnson".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Windom, William, 1827-1891; Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894; James, Thomas L. (Thomas Lemuel), 1831-1916; Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1883

Date: 1881-09-28

A grand Shakesperian [sic] revival

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur as King Henry IV on a cobblestone street, with Jay Gould and William H. Vanderbilt holding his cape, and accompanied by John P. Jones; he is accosted by Roscoe "Sir John" Conkling who proposes to speak on behalf of Thomas C. "Master Shallow" Platt. Behind them are Thomas J. Brady and Stephen W. Dorsey. Ulysses S. Grant and John A. Logan are standing on the left, at the head of Arthur's entourage. Includes text for brief exchange between Arthur and Conkling from "(2nd Part of King Henry IV, Act V - Sc. 5)". Caption: (Which we have but little hope of seeing on the stage of the National Capitol).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Patronage, Political; Kings and rulers; Nobility; England; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1881-10-05

A presidential conjuror

Description:

President Arthur appears as a magician on a stage, pulling cards out of a hat and tossing them into the audience. The cards are labeled "Secretary of Navy, Foreign Minister, Interior, Consulate, Collectorship, Soft Soap, Minister to Turkey, Quashed Endictment, Secretary of War, Protection, Postmaster, Promises, Gratitude, [and] Reciprocity." On the stage are other magic devices, a "Great Machine Trick" showing cards and labeled "New Political Deal Trick," a wheel labeled "Stalwartism Neutrality Halfbreedism," a bottle labeled "Ever-lasting Patronage Bottle," a cone labeled "Great Veto Extinguish Trick," and a drum labeled "Last Grand Trick Resignation." Among those in the audience are Carl Schurz, John A. Logan, Thomas De Witt Talmage, David Davis, Joseph W. Keifer, John P. Jones, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas J. Brady, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, and Samuel J. Kirkwood. Caption: What Mr. Arthur must be to satisfy all the politicians.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment; Patronage, Political; Magicians; Magic tricks; Audiences; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894

Date: 1881-10-12

Puck's own Yorktown celebration

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Print shows Puck sitting on a wooden cut-out Pegasus reviewing a procession of soldiers, among whom are John A. Logan, Roscoe Conkling carrying a flag labeled "Third Term", Joseph W. Keifer, William M. Evarts, David Davis, James G. Bennett, John Kelly, Cyrus W. Field, William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Samuel J. Tilden, Benjamin F. Butler, Thomas De Witt Talmage, and riding on horseback, Henry Ward Beecher. Following the soldiers, in the background on the right, is a float showing an old soldier labeled "Our Army" and a decrepit ship labeled "Our Navy". In the background, on the left, is a reviewing stand for the "Foreign Guests", with a French flag on one side and a German flag on the other. Caption: His army of contributors passing in review before our foreign guests.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Siege of Yorktown (Virginia : 1781); American Revolution (1775-1783); Anniversaries; Processions; Soldiers; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887

Date: 1881-10-19

Thomas L. James, the man who stamped out the Star Route swindle

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Print shows a full-length portrait of Thomas L. James, Postmaster General, standing, facing left, among papers emblazoned with stars littering the floor, holding a stamp labeled "Indicment" [sic] in his right hand.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Star routes; Postal service; Governmental investigations; Political corruption; United States. Post Office Department; United States. Postmaster General; James, Thomas L. (Thomas Lemuel), 1831-1916

Date: 1881-10-19

Where Justice will have to look for jurors who have not formed an opinion in the Guiteau case

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Print shows Justice holding a large sword and carrying a lantern, with a cloth labeled "Justice" over her mouth, searching a cemetery, among tombstones labeled "Formed no opinion died 1660, Formed no opinion 1600, Haven't read papers 1776, [and] No opinion died 1670", for jurors who are uninformed of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. The images includes an insert showing a man hanging from a gibbet labeled "Verdict of 50,000,000 Illustrated".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Justice; Cemeteries; Criminals--Public opinion; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date: 1881-10-26

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