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In his second childhood

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"Germania" and "Columbia" hold hands above and behind a child-like Otto von Bismarck who is tearing papers labeled "Lasker Resolution" while sitting on the floor. Around Bismarck are torn papers labeled "German Emigration" and "French Lampoon," and a broken pull-toy of a pig labeled "American Pork" into which he has driven nails with a hammer labeled "Bad Temper." Caption: Germania to Columbia - "We shall still remain friends, in spite of this foolish old man!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Relations with Germany; International relations; Anger; Toys; Emigration and immigration; Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898; Lasker, Eduard, 1829-1884

Date: 1884-02-27

Let boss Platt beware

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An angry Father Knickerbocker, symbolic figure of New York City, performs a feat of strength by breaking chains that bind his arms and chest. The broken chains spell "Raines Law" and "Hayseed Legislation." Caption: Father Knickerbocker is in training for this "Sandow Act" (referring to similar feats of strength by bodybuilder Eugen Sandow).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Chains; Bodybuilders; Anger; Tammany Hall; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Sandow, Eugen, 1867-1925

Date: 1897-06-09

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Bird Grinnell

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Theodore Roosevelt writes George Bird Grinnell that the title of General Greely's book is Three Years of Arctic Service. Roosevelt agrees with putting the moose head on the cover of the book and if Grinnell gets short of copy, Roosevelt can give him some writing. Another idea if they are short of copy is for Grinnell and Roosevelt to write a composite article on the distribution of "big game animals of temperate North America."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Moose; Publishers and publishing; Publications; Writing; Books and reading; Big game animals; North America; Boone and Crockett Club; Greely, Adolphus Washington, 1844-1935; Sanger, Wm. Cary (William Cary), 1853-1921

Date: 1897-08-03

The jingo bully

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A large angry man wearing a hat labeled "Jingo" shakes his fist at a cluster of rulers labeled "Turkey, Germany, England, Italy, Japan, [and] Spain" standing on a tiny piece of land labeled "Europe," across a body of water. Behind the man an impish Uncle Sam stacks bags of "Grain" and "Wheat" near the shore, with factories in the background. Caption: Jingo (angrily)--Look here? What are you chucking stones at our flag for? / European Boys--We ain't chucking any stones. / Jingo (furiously)--Well, why the devil don't you chuck 'em?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Commerce; International relations; Anger; Nationalism; Bullying; Gesture

Date: 1897-12-22

No chance to criticize

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Uncle Sam, wearing a military uniform and holding a sword labeled "U.S.," sits at a table on which is a small cake on a platter labeled "Cuba," with a decanter labeled "Philippine Islands" on the table and a bottle labeled "Porto Rico" in an ice bucket. On the left, John Bull is holding a sword labeled "England," slicing a large cake on a platter labeled "China." Around the table, with him, are four figures representing "Russia" (Nicholas II), "France" (Felix Faure), "Germany" (William II), and "Japan" (Meiji), each using a sword to carve up the cake which is labeled "Wei-Hai-Wei, Coal Fields of Shan-Si, Ta-Lien-Wan, Port Arthur, Hainan, Kai Chau, [and] Formosa." Looking on from behind a wall on the far left are Italy (Umberto I) and Austria (Franz Joseph I). Caption: John Bull (to the Powers)--What are you mad about? We can't grudge him a light lunch while we are feasting!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Kings and rulers; Anger; International relations; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; Faure, Félix, 1841-1899

Date: 1898-05-25

A democratic indignation meeting

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The ghost of Thomas Jefferson speaks to a gathering of the ghosts of John Tyler, Lewis Cass, James K. Polk, Stephen A. Douglas, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Jackson, William L. Marcy, Samuel J. Tilden, James Buchanan, Martin Van Buren, and John C. Calhoun. Jackson's right hand rests on a paper that states "Call for Indignation Meeting to Protest Against." Caption: Shade of Jefferson--And so, gentlemen, in view of the unpatriotic behavior of those professed Democrats in Congress, at a most trying moment in their country's history, I am regretfully forced to declare that our once glorious party has degenerated, and that the only good Democrats are dead ones.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Meetings; Ghosts; Anger; Democratic Party (U.S.); Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Tyler, John, 1790-1862; Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861; Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850

Date: 1899-03-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Frederick William Holls

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Governor Roosevelt asks Frederick William Holls to explain matters to the Germans who are "[feeling] hot" because Roosevelt could not attend the Singer's Festival. He would like Holls to contact him at the Union League Club. He notes that the enclosed letter should explain itself.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Song festivals; German Americans; Time management; Anger; Union League Club (New York, N.Y.)

Date: 1900-06-28

Letter from Thomas Henry Carter to Theodore Roosevelt

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Senator Carter acknowledges receipt of a letter from Vice President Roosevelt, asking for Frederick Herrig to be reappointed as Forest Range Rider. Carter submitted a request to that effect and writes to inform Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employment references; Forest rangers

Date: 1901-06-20

Letter from Binger Hermann to Theodore Roosevelt

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Commissioner Hermann was pleased to be able to follow Vice President Roosevelt's wishes and appoint David E. Warford, who served with Roosevelt in the 1st Volunteer Cavalry, a United States forest ranger.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Forest rangers; Veterans--Employment; United States. General Land Office; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Warford, David E., 1865-1942

Date: 1901-08-23

Letter from Martin Heermance to Theodore Roosevelt

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Martin Heermance thanks Vice President Roosevelt for his efforts on behalf of Alexander Dallas Bache Smead. Due to his wife's health, Smead is interested in a commission in the Puerto Rico Regiment. As the appointments are made by the president, Heermance requests that Roosevelt keep Smead in mind the next time he meets with President McKinley.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Armed Forces--Officers; Puerto Rico; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Sanger, Wm. Cary (William Cary), 1853-1921; Smead, Alexander Dallas Bache, 1848-1931

Date: 1901-08-27

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