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Restoring "prosperity"

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President Cleveland and five men use "Sound Policy Cement" to repair a statue labeled "Nat. Prosperity." Shown with Cleveland are John G. Carlisle, William L. Wilson, Daniel W. Voorhees, Charles Tracey, and Michael D. Harter. Caption: The Republican vandals damaged it badly; but it will soon be as sound as ever, again.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cornucopias; Sculpture; Glue; Democratic Party (U.S.); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Voorhees, Daniel W. (Daniel Wolsey), 1827-1897; Harter, Michael D. (Michael Daniel), 1846-1896

Date: 1893-09-20

The fake operator and his dupe

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Whitelaw Reid, editor of the New York Tribune newspaper, types headlines that appear on ticker tape that is being read by a stalwart Republican. The headlines include: "The Country on the Brink of Hopeless Disaster, Dem. Congress Behaving like Wild Horses, The Business Situation Growing Worse - All Owing to the Dem, Democratic Juggling with the Finances of the Country, Division in the Democratic Ranks, Democratic Pandering of the Goldbugs of Wall Street, [and] Dem. Panic." Caption: Nothing is too improbable for the fanatic Republican to swallow, if he gets it from the Tribune.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Newspaper editors; Newspapers--Headlines; Propaganda; Deception; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1893-10-11

The peace of Europe is assured

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Alexander III, labeled "Russia," looks sternly at William II, labeled "Germany," who returns the glare, as they walk along a pathway away from a statue of "Peace," a female figure with wings, looking doubtful. Alexander III is accompanied by a diminutive Sadi Carnot labeled "France" who is shaking his fist across the pathway at a diminutive Umberto I, labeled "Italy," who in turn shakes his fist, and a diminutive Franz Joseph I, labeled "Austria," who accompany William II.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Peace; International relations; Kings and rulers; Gesture; Europe; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Carnot, Sadi, 1837-1894

Date: 1893-11-08

Through the jungle

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President Cleveland appears as an explorer, with cabinet members John G. Carlisle and Walter Q. Gresham, in a jungle, where they have come across a band of monkeys labeled "D. Hill, C. Dana, W. Reid, Blackburn, Vest, Jones, Pugh, Foraker, Wolcott, Teller, Morgan, Peffer, [and] Stewart." Caption: Pioneer Cleveland is bound to carry political enlightenment forward, even if the simian statesmen don't like it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Reform movement; Civilization; Monkeys; Rain forests; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

Date: 1893-11-22

An old fable brought up to date

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A "countryman" labeled "Rep. Party" carries a whip and drives a donkey labeled "Taxpayer" who is carrying a large sack labeled "War Tariff" that contains a counter weight labeled "Iniquitous Pensions" on its back. Caption: A countryman having some grain to carry to the mill, was bothered as to how to balance the load upon his donkey's back. Finally he hit upon the expedient of placing a large stone in the other end of the sack. Thus did he balance matters to his great satisfaction; - but to the doubling of the load on the donkey.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Pensions; Taxation; Country life; Donkeys; Lifting and carrying; Fables; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1893-12-13

The Republican Ponce de Leon and his followers

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A group of conquistadors labeled "Hoar, Sherman, Depew, Harrison, Reed, McKinley [as Ponce de León], Wanamaker, W. Reid, Boutelle, [and] Foraker" gather around a pool of water labeled "High Protection Doctrine," drinking the water. Frogs in the lower right corner are labeled "Monopolist." Caption: They think it is the fountain of political youth and strength; but it is only a stagnant pool that is almost dried up.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Youth; Wetlands; Monopolies; Frogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Ponce de Leon, Juan, 1460?-1521

Date: 1894-01-24

In the nick of time

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Two medieval monks labeled "McKinley" and "Reed" construct a wall using blocks labeled "War Tax on Dinner Pails, Heavy Duty on Laborers Tools, Prohibitory Duty on Necessaries, High Duty on Raw Materials, Unjust Tax on Farmers Implements, Burdensome Tariff on Clothing, Duty on Iron, Duty on Steel, [and] Class Legislation" and cement labeled "Monopoly Mortar" to bury alive a female figure labeled "American Industries." Arriving "in the nick of time" is William L. Wilson with a sword labeled "Wilson Bill" to put a stop to the punishment and torture of "our industries." Caption: Rescuer Wilson comes none too soon to prevent the Republican monks from walling up our industries alive, in the true old Mediæval style.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Monks; Industries; Executions and executioners; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1894-02-28

Chained!!

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The Roman god "Mars" is shown bound to rocks, imprisoned with shackles and clamps labeled "Russo-German Commercial Treaty," fastened with spikes driven by Nicholas II of Russia and William II of Germany using large sledgehammers labeled "Ratification." In the background, a female figure labeled "Peace" reclines in a hammock that hangs between the standards of each nation. Caption: Peace in Europe is safe for ten years more, anyhow!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Mars (Roman deity); Peace; Treaties; Commerce; International relations; Prisoners; Hammers; Germany; Russia; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894

Date: 1894-04-04

The American pope

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Cardinal "Satolli," holding a crosier, sits atop an enormous dome labeled "American Headquarters," and casts a large shadow in the shape of Pope Leo XIII across the landscape of the United States, from New York City south through Washington, D.C., to the Gulf of Mexico and west to San Francisco. Several cities, some with buildings labeled "Public Schools," are encompassed by the shadow of the Pope, including New York City, the U.S. Capitol building, "Memphis, New Orleans, El Paso, Denver, [and] San Francisco."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Public schools; Popes; Cardinals; Shades and shadows; Anti-Catholicism; Catholics; Catholic Church; Satolli, Francesco, 1839-1910; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903

Date: 1894-09-05

Darn ye both!

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Uncle Sam knocks the heads of two men together, a masked man on the left holding papers labeled "A.P.A. Un-American Intolerance" and, on the right, a member of the clergy holding papers labeled "Greed for Public School Funds."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Anti-Catholicism; Public schools; Church and state; Religious tolerance; Avarice; Clergy; American Protective Association

Date: 1894-11-07

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