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An end to all disagreement

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Print shows a group of men, probably President Garfield's physicians, exiting Francklyn Cottage where Garfield died. The men hold slips of paper that state "Self Exoneration". Three men standing on the left hold papers that state "Private Theory, Temperance Ideas, [and] Power of Prayer". (They may represent physicians that were dismissed when Garfield appeared to be recovering).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Death and burial of a person; Physicians; Medical care; United States. President; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1881-09-28

More money wanted - O'Connor's charity craft

Description:

Print shows an Irishman sailing in a top hat with a sail labeled "Money Wanted Fur to Free the Ould Country!" mounted on a clay tobacco pipe; his coattails are labeled "Land League" and "Free Ireland". He is just offshore of land labeled "Michigan" where there is a crop of "American Greenback Corp." labeled with "$". Caption: "Wonst more, me byes, for Ould Oirland - the land of divilment and distriss!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Economic assistance; Autonomy and independence movements; Boats and boating; Hats; Tobacco pipes; Ireland; Land League (Ireland)

Date: 1881-10-19

Jay Gould's private bowling alley

Description:

Print shows Jay Gould bowling on Wall Street using bowling balls labeled "Private Press, General Unscrupulousness, False Reports, [and] Trickery" to knock down pins labeled "Banker, Small Operator, Speculator, Stock Dabbler, Broker, Inexperienced Investor, Capitalist, [and] Curb Stone Broker." At the right is a slate showing Gould's holdings in various railroads, "Western Union, Missouri Pacific, Manhattan 'L', Wabash, New York Metr. 'L', [and] Wabash Preferred" totaling "53,000,000."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Bowling; Corruption; Bonds; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892

Date: 1882-03-29

A sunday show - profit for pagan and preacher

Description:

Print shows Robert G. Ingersoll speaking from a stage in an auditorium filled with an audience whose heads are half-dollar coins. Dangling from a cord at the edge of the stage is Thomas De Witt Talmage as a marionette or wooden toy, with one hand pinned to the Bible.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Public speaking; Puppets; Auditoriums; Orators; Sermons; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902

Date: 1882-05-03

Self-supporter Sammy

Description:

Print shows two images of Samuel J. Tilden, dressed identically, to the left and right of a barrel full of coins, labeled with monogram "SJT." Papers extending from their pockets state "For President, S. J. Tilden. For Governor, S. J. Tilden." Caption: "Mr. Tilden will not support any candidate whom he has not personally selected" Daily Paper.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Barrels; Coins; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

Date: 1882-05-10

The innocents

Description:

Print shows a group of African American men. One, standing at center, is wearing a hat labeled "Judge Whitewashed," and the others are wearing hats labeled "Whitewasher No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, and Whitewasher No. 8." They are standing in front of a cabin labeled "Capitol at Albany." The eight whitewashers gesture toward the central figure. Caption: "He hain't seen nuffin o' yer chickens - he's as innercent as we is!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: African Americans; Corruption; African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc.; New York (State)--Albany

Date: 1882-06-07

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all

Description:

Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a "Fan Light" featuring the likenesses of William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and Jay Gould; on stage with Puck is a hand holding a smoldering torch which may represent Bartholdi's hand and torch from the Statue of Liberty. On the left is a pagoda labeled "Puck Office" and on the right is a building labeled "Tammany Hall." Among the fireworks are many faces of politicians and other prominent figures of the day, some labeled by type of firework, such as "Chicago Shower" - Arthur, Grant, Conkling, Logan and Cameron; "Tumbler" - Tilden; "Twister" - Schurz; "The Falling Tammany Star" - Kelly; "Bomb" - Davis; "Junk Whizzler" - Robeson; "Polar Rocket" - Bennett; "Buster" - Butler; and "Star Route Staggerer" - Dorsey. Others shown are James G. Blaine, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton(?), Thomas De Witt Talmage, and Theodore Tilton.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Capitalists and financiers; Politicians; Monopolies; Pagodas; Scandals; Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.); Tammany Hall; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Tilton, Elizabeth M. Richards, 1834-; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907

Date: 1882-07-05

A free feast for the congressional colored boys - they are all after a slice

Description:

Print shows several legislators slicing up a large watermelon labeled "River and Harbor Bill" in an effort to carry off a share for themselves, while Chester A. Arthur sleeps in the shade of a tree in the background. George G. Vest carries off a slice labeled "Pistol-Pocket Harbor," James D. Cameron has carved out a small chunk labeled "Washy Washy Creek," Elbridge G. Lapham is eating a slice labeled "Gowanus Back-Water Gutter," and a slice labeled "Blue-Grass Brook" is at the feet of James B. Beck. Beck and Warner Miller work at cutting slices labeled "Wood-Pulp Puddle" and "Skatchekoosis Stream-let," while Lucius Q. C. Lamar and Joseph E. Brown approach from the background, with large knives.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Watermelons; Legislators; Rivers--Law and legislation; Harbors--Law and legislation; United States. Congress; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Lapham, Elbridge Gerry, 1814-1890; Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894

Date: 1882-07-26

"Tammany will send a full delegation to the state convention" - New York Times, August 15th

Description:

Print shows John Kelly driving a wagon labeled "Tammany" overloaded with rowdy delegates to the New York state convention in Syracuse. The wagon is being pulled by the Tammany tiger. Several men are drinking alcoholic beverages, while one man plays a harp.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political conventions; Carriages and carts; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Political parties--Officials and employees; New York (State)--Syracuse; Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1882-08-23

The latest novelty

Description:

Illustration shows a mechanical wind-up toy railroad set, with large key, where Jay Gould circles on tracks that lead through a tunnel labeled "Court House" with openings labeled "Front Door" and "Back Door." As Cyrus W. Field turns a crank at center, Gould moves along the track and enters at the "Back Door" of the tunnel, then exits, ahead of a foot labeled "Judge," at the "Front Door." Caption: "The Gould Game" Kick him out of the front door, and he comes in at the back.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Judicial process; Mechanical toys; Railroads; Railroad tunnels; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

Date: 1883-01-10

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