A large group of members of the Fifty-fourth Congress are pictured. Many are dressed as natives, with some wearing grass skirts. Most are armed with spears or clubs, while some have shields. Four are reading the "Reminiscences of John Sherman," one turns the crank on a spit where John Bull is being roasted, and Thomas B. Reed is standing on a platform on the left. A statue labeled "Jingoism" appears at center. Grover Cleveland appears in effigy with several spears or arrows stuck in him. Joseph G. Cannon sits on the floor on the right.
John Bull (Symbolic character); Executions in effigy; Legislators; Militarism; Nationalism; United States. Congress; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; McCall, Samuel W. (Samuel Walker), 1851-1923; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Barrett, W. E. (William Emerson), 1858-1906; Cummings, Amos J. (Amos Jay), 1841-1902; Minor, Henry Clay, 1842-1900; Dingley, Nelson, 1832-1899; Crisp, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1845-1896