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Self-supporter Sammy

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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

Anything for popularity!

Description:

Print shows James G. Blaine slipping off a cask labeled "Whiskey"; under his arm is tucked a paper that states "Distribution of Surplus - Jim Blaine."  Caption: Our star diplomat par excellence, in his great whiskey-tax balancing feat.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Popularity; Whiskey; Taxation; Barrels; Patronage, Political; Pressure groups; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1883-12-12

The Danaid who is condemned to fill a leaking vessel

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Chester A. Arthur is a Greek Danaid pouring water labeled "Popularity" into a barrel labeled "Arthur Boom" filled with holes labeled "Stalwart Record," so that the water pours out as fast as he pours it in. Behind him is a water pump labeled "Patronage."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Barrels; Holes; Water leakage; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1884-04-09

"A sail! A sail!!"

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A woman labeled "Dem. Party" reclines on the rocky coast of a deserted island. Nearby is an empty jug labeled "Bourbonism the Only Subsistence for 16 Years (1860-76)" and a broken cask labeled "For 8 Years (1876-84) Sustained Life on the Fraud Issue." She has sighted a ship labeled "Independent Republicans" headed her way. John Kelly, dressed like an Indian, is creeping over rocks on the right. He holds a bow labeled "Tammany" in one hand and an arrow labeled "Deal" in the other, and he wears a medallion around his neck labeled "J.K."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political corruption; Castaways; Barrels; Rescues; Sailing ships; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1884-07-02

The two retired bar'ls

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A man labeled "Flower" sits on a barrel labeled "For a Presidential Nomination Only," and Samuel J. Tilden sits on a barrel labeled "Plenty of Advice but no Money, S. J. T." They are back to back. Tilden is reading a book labeled "The Fraud of 1876." In the background on the left is the gloomy "New York Democratic Camp" with several dejected-looking men in front of a tent with a sign that reads "We have lost our Bar'l; but we have a Patriot." Across the ravine, on the right, is the jubilant "N. Y. Republican Camp" with several excited men, one holding a sign that states "We have a Bar'l and 2 Patriots." On the ground is a barrel labeled "Davenport" and with a "$." The Democratic ticket went on to win the New York State election in November.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Elections--U.S. states; Municipal officials and employees--U.S. states; Barrels; New York (State); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Flower, Roswell Pettibone, 1835-1899; Davenport, Ira, 1841-1904

Date: 1885-10-07

Rubbish

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Four legislators drop bills labeled "Bluff Legislation, The Original Trust Buster, Combination Crusher, [and] Anti-Trust Bill" into a barrel labeled "Receptacle for Anti-Trust Bills" before entering a building labeled "Congress." They have chosen to hope for reform without having to take action. In the background, a trash-collector is dumping another barrel labeled "Receptacle for Anti-Trust Bills" into a cart.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Antitrust law; Barrels; Legislators; Refuse and refuse disposal--Law and legislation

Date: 1903-02-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edward Gridley Riggs

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President Roosevelt encourages Edward Gridley Riggs to "get that big red apple."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Apples; Barrels

Date: 1904-08-12

Looks like rubbing it in

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A sweating President Roosevelt reads a note from Perry S. Heath that says, "Senator Hanna was McKinley's choice for president in 1904." Behind Roosevelt is a large barrel labeled "Roosevelt appointments that McKinley promised." On the floor next to Roosevelt's chair a teddy bear covers his eyes.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Teddy bears; Barrels; Government executives--Selection and appointment; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Heath, Perry S. (Perry Sanford), 1857-1927

Date: 1904-1905?

Ready for the tram

Description:

President Roosevelt smiles slightly as he carries a barrel labeled "Canal Facts." Behind him, a teddy bear carries a box of "Inside Facts" that relate to the "Canal Zone," "Porto Rico," and "Panama," while two "Canal Critics" run off into the forest.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Governmental investigations; Teddy bears; Forests and forestry; Barrels; Binoculars; Critics; Panama--Panama Canal; Puerto Rico; White House (Washington, D.C.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1905-1909?

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