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Clippings scrapbook, volume one

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Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to the activities of Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and his son, Theodore Roosevelt. The clippings related to Roosevelt Sr. generally reference his work with the allotment system during the American Civil War and his charity work. The clippings related to Roosevelt are generally reviews of his books and articles regarding his work on civil service reform.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Soldiers--Salaries, etc.; Soldiers--Services for; Charities--Administration; Books--Reviews; Civil service reform; New York (State)--New York

Date: 1862-1896

Gone to meet John Kelly

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Print shows Hugh McLaughlin with a label that states "Boss McLaughlin Hades", thrown from a pitchfork labeled "Resignation" toward John Kelly who is roasting on a grill over flaming coals in "Hades".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hell; Municipal officials and employees; Resignation from office; Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; McLaughlin, Hugh, 1827-1904

Date: 1881-11-09

Getting hot enough for him

Description:

Print shows Chester Alan Arthur sitting on a chair at a beach on the seashore, he is perspiring heavily and using a fan labeled "Stalwart Method" to cool himself, as the sun, labeled "Disunion-of-the-Republican-Party," sets. As it sets the sun gives off rays labeled "Stalwarts, Independents, Anti-Monopolists, Half Breeds, Tariff Reformer, [and] Civil Service Reformer".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Perspiration; Anxiety; Fans (Machinery); Civil service reform; Tariff; Beaches; Seashore; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1882-07-05

The agony of the assessed - between two terrors

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Print shows "G.W. Curtis" and "Jay Hubbell" as executioners, each wearing a mask and holding large axes labeled "Civil Service Reform Association" (Curtis) and "Republican Congressional Committee" (Hubbell). Curtis instructs the "Office Holder" seated between them to "Don't Pay! or be Discharged" and Hubbell instructs the bewildered man to "Pay! or be Discharged."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Executions and executioners; Axes; Federal government--Officials and employees; Civil service; Civil service reform; Republican Congressional Committee; Civil Service Reform Association (New York, N.Y.); Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900

Date: 1882-07-12

Democracy's opportunity

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Print shows a man labeled "Republican War Record" standing in a pond labeled "Republican Corruption Water," yelling to an Irishman wearing a hat labeled "Democracy," gathering up the Republican's clothing labeled "Tariff Reform, Free Canal, [and] Reduction Tax," and a top hat labeled "Civil Service Reform" which he has placed on top of his own hat. His own tattered clothes are patched with "Ignorance, Poverty, Stupidity, Bourbonism, [and] Secession Record." Caption: Republican "Hey, what can I do without them?" Democracy "What have you done with them - only cast them off!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Corruption; Swimming; Civil service reform; Clothing and dress; Democracy; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1882-08-02

A summer smoke-cloud

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Print shows Puck reclining before a table covered with alcoholic beverages, some labeled "V. H. Dusenbury's P.P. Brandy" and "Puck Punch [No London Punch]," smoking and blowing smoke rings. Among the figures appearing in Puck's smoke cloud are Chester A. Arthur labeled "For a Good Veto" and fishing for "Popularity"; George M. Robeson at the helm of a boat carrying a large money bag labeled "Appropriation"; Jay Gould, Russell Sage, and William H. Vanderbilt sailing on a boat labeled "Monopoly"; Susan B. Anthony and another woman, G.W. Curtis labeled "Civil Service Reform," Roscoe Conkling, Jay Hubbell labeled "Deform," Ulysses S. Grant labeled "No Third Term," David Davis, Robert Ingersoll boxing with Thomas De Witt Talmage, James G. Bennett, "Old Rossa" with "Dynamite," Cyrus W. Field trying to net a "Coronet," John Kelly and Samuel J. Tilden on a seesaw, William R. Grace standing on a rock labeled "Public Esteem" with Seth Low trying to climb up, and James Russell Lowell on a "British Mission."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Smoke; Clouds; Capitalists and financiers; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Religion; Civil service reform; Corruption; Summer; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915

Date: 1882-08-09

Uncle Sam's neglected farm

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Print shows Puck's "Independent Party" figure, holding a hoe labeled "Civil Service Reform" and talking to Uncle Sam who is sitting on a fence. Two figures argue on the right. One is labeled "Democrat, Bourbonism, Secession Record, [and] Stupidity." The other is labeled "Republican, Monopoly, Pension Swindle, River & Harbor Steal, Credit Mobilier, [and] Bossism." At their feet are farm tools and jugs labeled, "Corruption Bourbonism" and "Spoils Switchel." In the background are farm outbuildings labeled "Navy Dept., Post, Interior, [and] Indian." Caption: New and Independent Party: "Look here, Uncle Sam, isn't it about time you got rid of those two quarrelsome fellows, and gave the job to ME?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Civil service reform; Political parties--Platforms; Quarreling; Farms; Outbuildings; National Independent Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1882-08-23

Edison's fix

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Franklin Edson lies on a dirt path labeled "Road to Honest Government," hanging onto the tails of two hogs going in the opposite direction, one with the face of John Kelly, labeled "Tammany," and the other labeled "County Dem." wearing pince-nez labeled "H.O.T." In the background is a road sign labeled "To Tammany Bossism" and "To County Bossism," with New York City in the distance. Caption: He had better let them both go.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Municipal officials and employees; Honesty; Swine; Traffic signs and signals; Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904

Date: 1883-01-03

Stalwart stupidity

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Puck, holding his lithographic pen, and the Independent Party figure, holding an axe labeled "November Election," stand inside a cabin next to the head of Roscoe Conkling that has been cut off a large rattlesnake labeled "Stalwartism," its rattle labeled "Stalwart Office Seeker." In the background, a large fire labeled "Government Patronage" burns in a fireplace. Caption: Puck - What! Isn't it dead? Independent New Party - Oh, yes! but it hasn't got sense enough to know it!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Elections; Rattlesnakes; Beheading; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1883-01-03

Spoiling their slide

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Benjamin F. Butler spreads ashes labeled "Censure, Exposure, Desire for Reform, [and] Criticism" on a slide in the snow labeled "Slide of Public Mismanagement" to the dismay of a group of children labeled "Factory Employee, Sup't. of Charitable Institution, Prison Supt., Army Snob, Matron of Infant Asylum, Manager of Insane Asylum, [and] Superfluous Gov't. Employee" on "Beacon Hill."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Children; Despair; Play environments; Snow; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-01-17

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