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Where Justice will have to look for jurors who have not formed an opinion in the Guiteau case

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Print shows Justice holding a large sword and carrying a lantern, with a cloth labeled "Justice" over her mouth, searching a cemetery, among tombstones labeled "Formed no opinion died 1660, Formed no opinion 1600, Haven't read papers 1776, [and] No opinion died 1670", for jurors who are uninformed of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. The images includes an insert showing a man hanging from a gibbet labeled "Verdict of 50,000,000 Illustrated".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Justice; Cemeteries; Criminals--Public opinion; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date: 1881-10-26

Our robber barons

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Several rogues, including Jay Gould labeled "R. Road Monopolist," William H. Vanderbilt labeled "Corporations," Cyrus W. Field labeled "Telegraph Monopoly," Russell Sage(?) labeled "Stock Jobbing," and George M. Robeson labeled "Congress," rob a "Tax Payer" of his "Income" (Robeson/Congress strangling him with "Unjust Tax"). In the right foreground the tools and "Cloth" the "Tax Payer" needs are "Taxed" as others help themselves to his "Products of Honest Labor." Vanderbilt directs some carrying bags labeled "Plunder" and "Gains" up steps labeled "Tax Steals, Land Grants, Friendly Judges, Lobbyism, [and] Public Apathy" that lead to a large building labeled "Castle Monopoly" atop a mountain. In the background, on the right, are buildings labeled "Manufactory Closed [and] Foundry Closed" and other industrial buildings "Closed." A chain labeled "Protection" blocks the harbor, preventing ships with products for export from departing.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Robbery; Criminals; Corruption; Monopolies; Tariff; Free trade--Protection; Castles; Palaces; Rogues and vagabonds; Buildings; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1882-06-14

Congressional cracksmen

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"Policeman Puck" and Uncle Sam investigate a robbery at the U.S. Treasury. A safe has been broken into and a barrel labeled "150,000,000 $ Surplus" is empty, and there is a hole in the floor which leads to the Congressional chamber, below. A crumpled notice on the floor of the chamber states, "Congressional Theatre - The Hit of the Season!!! 'The 40 Thieves' - Keifer manager, Robeson property man." The robbery happens to coincide with the end of the first session of the 47th Congress. A ladder labeled "Adjournment of Congress" leans against an open window, supported by John A. Logan and John Sherman, as Horace F. Page and two other Congressmen descend. Other Congressmen, among them George M. Robeson carrying a sack labeled "Navy Appropriation" and James D. Cameron dragging a sack labeled "River & Harbor," are headed for their home states carrying sacks with "$" on them. Caption: Policeman Puck to Uncle Sam--"This is the work of Professionals!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Legislators; Criminals; Patronage, Political; Economic policy; Safes; Robbery; United States. Congress; United States. Department of the Treasury; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1882-08-16

An old saying twisted

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Peter B. Olney, New York District Attorney, passes a paper that states "Charges Against the Central Office Detectives - Peter B. Olney, Dist. Att'y" over the head of Fredericka Mandelbaum to Thomas Byrnes at "Police-Head-Quarters," who in turn passes to Olney a paper that states "Denial of Charges - Insp'r. Byrnes." In the background is a small building labeled "Mrs. Mandelbaum Receiver of Stolen Goods" on which a notice has been posted that states "Mortgage - To Cover Bail and Costs of Trial." Caption: When "honest men" fall out, thieves have to suffer.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Criminals; Local government--Officials and employees; Byrnes, Thomas, 1842-1910; Olney, Peter B. (Peter Butler), 1843-1922; Mandelbaum, Fredericka, 1818-1894

Date: 1884-08-12

"Blaine will be vindicated in November" -- N. Y. Tribune

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James G. Blaine, dressed like a Roman statesman, stands on a pedestal that states, "What are you going to do about it," a phrase attributed to Boss Tweed. The ghost of Tweed stands behind Blaine, weeping, holding a paper that states, "Why wasn't I vindicated? I cast my anchor windward too!!" At the base of the pedestal are books and papers, some labeled, "20 Years Casting My Anchor to Windward," "Burn this," and "20 Years No Deadhead." Whitelaw Reid stands at center, appealing to Blaine. On the left are various bank officers who committed crimes and got caught. Some hold papers that state, "I saw various channels in which I could be useful. President Dodd, Bank Breaker," "I cast an anchor to windward in the Marine Bank. J. D. Fish, Bank Breaker," "I would 'sacrifice a great deal to get a settlement' Captain Howgate, U. S. A., Defaulter," "I did not prove a deadhead in the enterprise. A. S. Warner, Albion Bank Breaker," "I received very large sums of money without one dollar of expense. Ferdinand Ward, Swindler." Albert S. Warner was President of The First National Bank of Albion; Henry W. Howgate was a Disbursing Officer in the U. S. Signal Service. Caption: Chorus of Non-Magnetic Swindlers - "Why shouldn't we be vindicated, too? We saw various channels in which we could be useful. We were no deadheads."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Criminals; Banks and banking; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Tweed, William Marcy, 1823-1878; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912

Date: 1884-09-24

Helping the rascals in - a burglarious scheme that may be suddenly spoiled

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James G. Blaine, wearing a top hat with three plumes, a sack labeled "For the Plunder" hanging from his neck, and a paper tied at his waist that states "20 Years on the Make," attempts to break into the "White House" through an open window. He is being supported from below by Benjamin F. Butler who is sitting on the back of Charles A. Dana who is holding "The Sun" newspaper dated "June 16, 1884," on which is written "Turn the Rascals Out!" Puck's figure for the Independent Party has just come around the corner carrying a stick labeled "Independent Vote."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Robbery; Criminals; Presidents--Elections; White House (Washington, D.C.); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1884-10-22

There's a new policeman on the beat

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Two crooks labeled "Robeson" and "Roach" walk down a sidewalk, whistling. They are being trailed by William C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, as a policeman. Caption: "Cheese it!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Boating industry; Shipping; Corruption; Patronage, Political; Criminals; United States. Navy; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897

Date: 1885-06-24

Scientists assert that all diseases can be prevented by inoculation

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Puck stands on a stack of bound Puck volumes between a row of people on the left identified as a "Bank President, Cashier, Teller, Clerk, [and] Janitor" as well as a scrub-woman and an office boy, and a row of known criminals on the right identified as "Scott, O. L. Baldwin, F. Ward, J. D. Fish, H. W. Howgate, [and] Eno," and Fredericka Mandelbaum identified as "M." Between the two rows are bottles of "Virus from Thieving Office-Boy, Light-Fingered Scrub-Woman, Defaulting Bank Cashier, Receiver of Stolen Goods, [and] Corruptible Janitor," "Lymph from Swindling Bank President [and] Embezzling Bank Clerk," and "Vaccine from Speculating Bank Teller." O. L. Baldwin was a cashier at the Mechanics' National Bank in Newark, Henry W. Howgate (1834-1901) was a Disbursing Officer in the U. S. Signal Service, and Fredericka Mandelbaum was a known fence for stolen property. Caption: "Now, my friends, step right up and be vaccinated for all forms of disease to which bank officials are liable!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Criminals; Vaccination; Banks and banking; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Mandelbaum, Fredericka, 1818-1894; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912

Date: 1885-06-24

"Next!"

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Inside a "Prison Barber-Shop" are two men labeled "Budensiek" and "J. D. Fish," wearing prison stripes and "Close Crop" haircuts by the prison barber, who is holding a shaving mug labeled "Ferd. Ward." Entering on the right is a man labeled "F. Ward" wearing civilian clothing, followed by a prison guard. On the shelves are other shaving mugs labeled "J. D. Fish, Baldwin, [and] Crowley."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Criminals; Prisoners; Barbershops; Prisons; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912

Date: 1885-07-08

Letter from William Wingate Sewall to S. Y. Sewall

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William Wingate Sewall describes the pursuit and capture of three thieves that stole a boat from Theodore Roosevelt. The boat, the best one on the Little Missouri River, had been purchased by Roosevelt in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and it was very useful. Sewall and Wilmot Dow built a new boat and they headed after the thieves a few days after the boat went missing. The thieves were captured without violence and Roosevelt accompanied them to Dickinson, Dakota Territory, for trial. Sewall and Dow continued down the river with the boats to Mandan, Dakota Territory, and then took a train back to Medora, Dakota Territory.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Boats and boating; Theft; Criminals; Arrest; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Dickinson; North Dakota--Mandan; North Dakota--Medora; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Finnegan, Michael

Date: 1886-04-21

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