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Prosperity and the flag

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"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

Both satisfied

Description:

A female figure labeled "Rep. Party" tries to choose from among three suitors labeled "McKinley, Reed, [and] Harrison." Another female figure labeled "Dem. Party" is walking in the background with her beau, William Jennings Bryan. Caption: Republican Party--Isn't it lovely to have so many eligible young men to choose from? / Democratic Party--Well, I'm satisfied with my present escort, - and I don't worry about the future.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Courtship; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1895-09-18

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles about his concern for sister Corinne Robinson's health. Jacob Riis visited as well as Grant La Farge and Bob. The children enjoyed a belated Fourth of July celebration and Roosevelt offers predictions on the upcoming presidential election.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Health; Entertaining; Presidents--Elections; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1896-07-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles about the importance of the upcoming presidential election between Democrat William Jennings Bryan and Republican William McKinley. He feels Bryan's election would be "a great calamity." Roosevelt also describes a recent dinner.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Dinners and dining; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914

Date: 1896-07-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles about a recent family picnic and Ted learning to shoot a rifle. Bellamy Storer is visiting and Roosevelt thinks if William McKinley is elected he may put Storer in the cabinet. He talks of the Republicans chances in the next election and his feelings on William Jennings Bryan.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Picnics; Presidents--Elections; Presidents--Staff; Rifles; Friendly visiting; Storer, B. (Bellamy), 1847-1922; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1896-08-02

Under one flag

Description:

William Jennings Bryan stands on a tree stump labeled "Demagogism" and waving a flag labeled "Repudiation." On the left is an anarchist labeled "Dynamite" holding a "Bomb" and a torch, and standing on papers labeled "Law" and "Order." On the right is a man with a long beard, who may represent a western silver mine owner, standing on papers labeled "Contracts" and "Debts." Caption: The stump-orator candidate and his allies.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Silver question; Public speaking; Anarchists; Flags; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1896-08-05

The silver-tongued ventriloquist and his dummies

Description:

A "Silver Mine Owner" depicted as a "silver-tongued ventriloquist" sits on a box labeled "16 to 1" on a stage, with William Jennings Bryan as a dummy sitting on his lap, holding papers labeled "Free Silver Harangues." In two boxes at the mine owner's feet are dummy Arthur "Sewall" on the right and dummies William A. "Peffer," Benjamin R. "Tillman," John P. "Altgeld," and George F. "Williams" on the left. Caption: If the show succeeds, he'll get all the profits.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Public speaking; Ventriloquism; Puppets; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Sewall, Arthur, 1835-1900; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902

Date: 1896-08-12

A down-hill movement

Description:

A wagon labeled "Free Silver" is filled with a group of "free silver" supporters identified as "Tillman, Boies, Sheehan, Bland, Blackburn, Bryan, Sewall, Pattison, Sibley, Jones, Geo. Fred Williams, Peffer, [and] Altgeld." Tillman holds a pitchfork with flag labeled "Repudiation" and Altgeld holds a burning torch. The wagon had been harnessed to a mule wearing a halter labeled "Democracy." It has broken loose and is gathering speed as it rolls backwards down a hill. Caption: Silver Lunatics--Hip, hip, hurrah! Just see how much faster we are going since we cut loose!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Carriages and carts; Democratic Party (U.S.); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Sewall, Arthur, 1835-1900; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Tillman, Benjamin R. (Benjamin Ryan), 1847-1918; Pattison, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1850-1904; Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902; Bland, Richard Parks, 1835-1899; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Boies, Horace, 1827-1923

Date: 1896-08-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt Cowles

Description:

Police Commissioner Roosevelt informs his sister Anna Roosevelt Cowles that he is heading out west to his ranch. He describes the devastating effect of the recent heat wave, which has killed many people and horses. Roosevelt also points out that presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan has been such a "failure" at oration that he cancelled the rest of his Eastern trip.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Heat--Physiological effect; Death; Presidential candidates--Public opinion; Travel; New York (State)--New York; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1896-08-15

Shoulder to shoulder

Description:

A diminutive William Jennings Bryan stands on a street before two gigantic men representing labor and business, waving a red flag labeled "Repudiation" and a paper that states, "We demand that the Savings of Labor, Life Insurance Policies, and Business Obligations in general shall be Paid in Fifty Cent Dollars." Caption: Labor and business must stand together to protect their interests [...].

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Businesspeople; Saving and investment; Political parties--Platforms; Presidents--Elections; Labor; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1896-08-19

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