Samuel J. Tilden, pictured as Moses with two rays of light emitting from his forehead, stands with his back to a mountainside where some rocks look like barrels labeled with "$", and a sign that states "This Stream Stopped Running in November 1876." He is confronted by a group of parched (for funds) political aspirants labeled "Hewitt, Watterson, Dana, [Hendricks], Cox, Bayard, Randall, N. Y. Democracy, [Kelly], Payne, Lamar, [and] Thurman," and one man holding a jug labeled "For Campaign Funds." They implore him to strike the rocks and make the money flow.
Presidents--Elections; Bible stories; Campaign funds; Arid regions--Water-supply; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Moses (Biblical leader); Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889