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Pontoon Bridge in Georgetown across Potomac River to Analostan

Description:

A pontoon bridge stretches from the Georgetown shore to Analostan, later called Theodore Roosevelt Island. Men and women cross the bridge, a carriage full of men waits on the shore and a woman stands looking toward the island.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Pontoon bridges; Carriages and carts; Men--Conduct of life; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; United States--Potomac River

Date: 1865-06?

Photograph of Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge with canal and roadway

Description:

The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge in its second incarnation as a connection between Georgetown and Virginia. The bottom level is a canal for cargo boats while the top level is a roadway.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; Bridges; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; United States--Potomac River; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; Virginia--Arlington--Rosslyn

Date: 1870?

Photograph of Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge as seen from Virginia shore

Description:

The Alexandria Aqueduct Bridge is a double level bridge with a canal on the bottom level and a roadway on the top level. Georgetown can be seen in the distance.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Canals; Bridges; United States--Aqueduct Bridge; Washington (D.C.)--Georgetown; United States--Chesapeake and Ohio Canal; United States--Potomac River

Date: 1880?

A weak combination suspension bridge

Description:

Print shows John A. Logan wearing a military uniform with plumed hat labeled "Anti-Arthur" and carrying a large sword labeled "Pension Swindle," walking across a bridge comprised of three monkeys with the faces of Roscoe Conkling, Ulysses S. Grant, and James G. Blaine. Blaine hugs a tree labeled "Old Time Popularity," Grant forms the middle link, and Conkling grips the U.S. Capitol building with his feet. There is a coconut labeled "Cocoanut Presidency" on top of the Capitol dome.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Corruption; Scandals; Popularity; Monkeys; Bridges; Coconut; Suspension bridges; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1883-12-26

Two political paths

Description:

"Evarts, Reid, Robeson, Logan, [and] Blaine" and William W. Phelps stand on the remains of a bridge "washed away by the freshet of Nov. 1884" labeled "Partisan Civil Service" and find it difficult to get to the other side of the river. In the background, on a solid "Civil Service Reform" bridge are President Cleveland, members of his cabinet, Carl Schurz, and others unidentified, one holding a sheet of paper labeled "A Mugwump Engineer" and others holding a board labeled "Tariff Reform." In the upper left corner is a flag pole with a banner that states "Non-Partisan Civil Service" and a municipal building labeled "Good Government." Caption: The Democrats have the Mugwump bridge, and a fair chance to reach the goal; but our Republican friends seem to have struck a pretty hard road to travel, just at present.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Political parties--Platforms; Partisanship; Bridges; Floods; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1885-06-10

Mr. Hill tries it on

Description:

The Governor of New York, David B. Hill, rides backwards on the Democratic donkey labeled "Democracy" running on railroad tracks near a sign that states "Look Out for the Enlightening Express." He is waving papers labeled "Defiance to Mugwumps" at a locomotive labeled "Independents" bearing down on him and driven by a familiar Puck cartoon figure with Carl Schurz standing behind him. To the right of the tracks are an old man dressed as a clown labeled "Sun," looking down at a small elephant lying on the ground, also dressed as a clown, that looks like Benjamin F. Butler. Next to them are William W. Phelps and Whitelaw Reid resting on the fallen Republican elephant that looks like James G. Blaine and is labeled "Ditched Nov. 1884." Caption: The little experiment made by the Blaine Republicans last year will now be repeated by the New York Democrats.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Locomotives; Municipal officials and employees--U.S. states; Elections--U.S. states; Railroad bridges; New York (State); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894

Date: 1885-10-07

Letter from Henry Sanger Snow to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Henry Sanger Snow, Vice President of the Ottawa and New York Railway Company, provides the legislative background concerning a bill before President Roosevelt which would declare an international railway bridge a lawful structure.  The bridge spans the Saint Lawrence River near Hogansburg, New York.  The Canadian government has inspected and approved the bridge.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bridges--Law and legislation; Railroad bridges--Design and construction; Bridges--Design and construction--International cooperation; International relations; Canada; North America--Saint Lawrence River

Date: 1902-02-08

Letter from Henry Sanger Snow to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Henry Sanger Snow, Vice President of the Ottawa and New York Railway Company, acknowledges receiving the telegram with the news that President Roosevelt approved the bill declaring the railroad bridge across the Saint Lawrence River a lawful structure.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Bridges--Law and legislation; Railroad bridges; North America--Saint Lawrence River

Date: 1902-02-17

Landed

Description:

Alton B. Parker pulls a donkey to safety across a bridge constructed of planks labeled "Conservatism, Sanity, Tariff Reform, Anti-Trust, [and] Financial Plank" that is breaking apart. Falling into the chasm are William Jennings Bryan, hanging onto the "Financial Plank," and David B. Hill. The donkey's bridle is labeled "Telegram."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Antitrust law; Bridge failures; Canyons; Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Political parties--Platforms; Presidents--Election; Reform movement; Tariff; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Parker, Alton B. (Alton Brooks), 1852-1926

Date: 1904-07-27

Letter from Jacob Sleeper to Elihu Root

Description:

Jacob Sleeper, the chargé d'affaires in Cuba, informs Secretary of State Root that the Cuban government's Amnesty Order had little effect and the rebellion is still active. Sleeper believes that rebel leader Faustino Guerra is waiting for the Cuban government to make the first move, but the government is lacking in men and arms. It is rumored that Colonel Avalos will attack Guerra's command near the Bay of Cortez to open up a waterway in case Western Railroad service is interrupted, as Guerra has been threatening to dynamite its bridges. There are rumors of a lack of harmony between the Cuban President and Vice President in regards to patronage and the conduct of the war. Rebel leader Ernesto Asbert is threatening to burn foreign properties unless the government accedes to their demands.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Amnesty; Rebellion; Insurgency; Railroads; Bridges; Strategy; Diplomatic and consular service; Political violence; Rumor; Patronage, Political; Wars; Negotiation; Press and politics; Arson; Requisitions, Military; Interviews; Cuban newspapers; Insurrection; Cuba--Havana (Province); Cuba--Matanzas (Province); Cuba--Santa Clara (Villa Clara); United States. Department of State; Estrada Palma, Tomás, 1835-1908

Date: 1906-08-30

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