Print shows New York Herald editor James Gordon Bennett, holding
a shotgun and carrying a bag labeled "Game Bag for Sensations J.G.
Bennett", standing next to a scarecrow labeled "$500.00 Herald
Cheque" and "This is not the Original Hartman"; the scarecrow,
armed with bombs, a knife and a handgun, looks like Leo Hartmann
who was apparently involved in the 1879 assassination attempt of
Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Looking over a stone wall is
Secretary of State James G. Blaine who stated in the press that he
could not make a statement regarding the extradition of Hartmann
prior to a request for such action by Russian authorities. In the
background, on a mound of earth labeled "Russia", Alexander III,
Emperor of Russia, is sitting on a large chair labeled "Chair of
Alexander III", reading the "New York Herald"; an opening in the
chair is labeled "The Real and Only Hartman Private Office" and
shows a man who also looks like Leo Hartmann, waving. Caption:
J.G.B. This has been a hard hunt for a sham Hartmann!
Assassination; Anarchists; Intervention (International law); Scarecrows; Hunting; Russia (Federation); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881
James Russell Lowell, minister to England, turns his back on an
Irishman who is dressed like Uncle Sam and is in the custody of the
British military for anarchistic activities. Lowell holds a paper
that states, "All such persons should be made to understand
distinctly that they cannot be Irishmen and Americans at the same
time! J. R. Lowell." Caption: Minister Lowell--"No, sir, you are
not the kind of American citizen I am sent here to protect!"
Diplomats; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Soldiers; Anarchism; Irish; Great Britain; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
The British Lion carries W. E. Gladstone, dressed as a woman, on
his back, as they head into the sea after departing the "British
Consul" in advance of "Anarchy, Riot, [and] Bloodshed." The lion is
labeled "Moral Complicity, British Prestige, Peril, Profits, [and]
Responsibilities." Gladstone's dress is labeled "Vacillation,
Procrastination, Irish Trouble, [and] Timidity." On the shore is a
set of jaws labeled "Brag & Bluster," and the lion is stepping
on a gunboat labeled "Thunderer."
International relations; Relations with Great Britain; Anarchism; Great Britain; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898
In a dark forest a group of men labeled "Irish Invincibles,
Nihilists, Austrian Socialists, German Artisans, Republicans,
Fanatical Irredentists, [and] Black Hand" carry torches or flaming
sticks of dynamite and bombs, disturbing the slumber of various
forest creatures labeled "France, Austria, Russia, Spain, Greece,
Sweden, Germany, [and] Italy" and the British Lion heading for its
lair labeled "India, Africa Malta, Canada, [and] Egypt." A group of
businessmen with a firefighter's water pump labeled "Middle Class
Conservatism" are hoping to extinguish the flames.
Anarchists; System theory--Political aspects; Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies; Forests and forestry; Europe
In the lobby of the "U.S. Hotel," Uncle Sam and Puck sit behind
the front desk on the left. At center is Chester Alan Arthur as the
"U.S. Hotel Presidential Bouncer" who is clearing the lobby of
agitators. Among them are Patrick "Egan," Johann "Most," Patrick
Joseph "Sheridan," Justus "Schwab," and "O'Donovan Rossa," with
Charles "Parnell" standing just outside the door looking in. A
notice on the wall states "U.S. Hotel - Rules and Regulations -
Guests are Required to Preserve Order - No Bomb-Throwing; No
Incendiary Talk; No Communism; No Fenianism."
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Anarchists; Hotels--Employees; Violence; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Most, Johann Joseph, 1846-1906; Schwab, Justus, 1847-1900
Print shows Uncle Sam, Columbia, and Puck sitting at a table,
ready to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey dinner in a gallery with
paintings on the wall in the background. Uncle Sam is gesturing
toward these paintings, which depict Irish uprisings and unrest in
England, volcanoes in Java, earthquakes in Italy, "Cholera" as the
grim reaper in Egypt, French colonialism, anarchy in Spain, German
militarism, and Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, standing on the
body of a peasant in a painting titled "Russian Reform." On the far
right, at a dock labeled "U.S. Navy," a ship in disrepair leans to
one side. A bulldog gnaws on a bone labeled "New York" beneath a
bench on the left. Caption: Uncle Sam "Well, we seem to be getting
along a little better than the rest of the world, and if we can't
be thankful for all that we have, we may at least be thankful that
there are some things we haven't."
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); Thanksgiving Day; Dinners and dining; Turkeys; Art museums; International relations; Anarchism; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881
Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa swings like a gorilla from an American
flag and drops dynamite bombs on England.
Anarchists; Guerrillas; Bombings; Dynamite; Gorilla; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915
"Britannia" stands on the left, holding "Concessions to
Ireland," and "Hibernia" stands on the right in a militant pose.
Between them is a nasty looking man with two "Dynamite" bombs slung
over his shoulders.
Britannia (Symbolic character); Autonomy and independence movements; International relations--Foreign countries; Women's clothing--Symbolic aspects; Anarchism; Dynamite; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Great Britain; Ireland
Whitelaw Reid, in the dark shadows of a street, pours alcohol
from a large jug labeled "Tribune Tonic Crooked Campaign Brand"
into the open mouth of an Irish man wearing a plumed hat, a cape
labeled "Plumed Dynamiters' League," and holding a large knife
labeled "Blind Animosity" and a stick with a bomb attached to the
end. Stephen B. Elkins, crouched behind Reid, is keeping a lookout.
Both are wearing plumed hats. On the wall behind them is a notice
that states "Grand Mass-Meeting! Mr. W. Reid will speak on 'The
spread of American Ideas among the Irish'." Puck's "Independent"
Party figure is walking down the street with Grover Cleveland.
Presidents--Elections; Anarchists; Political corruption; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa and Johann J. Most are shocked by
sudden attempts of violence against them. At their feet are
headlines from the "United Irishmen" and "Freiheit" that state
"Sacrifice Women Children and Everybody - Anything to Raise
Subscriptions to the Fund! O'D. Rossa" and "Dynamite Everybody Herr
Most." Caption: Horrified Apostles of Violence - "Begob, the flag
has gone back on us!"
Anarchists; Violence; Irish; Most, Johann Joseph, 1846-1906; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915