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Hopelessly bound to the stake

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A man labeled "Workman" is tied to a stake labeled "Monopoly" and sits on a flaming pile of logs with the faces of Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Whitelaw Reid who breathes flames labeled "Monopoly Press," and Chauncey M. Depew who breathes flames labeled "Depew."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Working class; Monopolies; Public executions; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-08-15

The writing on the wall

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At a dinner party is presidential candidate James Gillespie Blaine, who is trying to cover himself with pages of the New York Tribune, and by his side, vice-presidential candidate John A. Logan. Seated around a table set with "Pension Pie, Monopoly Stew, [and] Star Route Shortcake" are James W. Husted, Chancey M. Depew, Powell Clayton, Joseph Medill, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas J. Brady, a man identified as "Elkins," William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, Whitelaw Reid on his feet, John Roach, and Robert G. Ingersoll fleeing with a bone labeled "Star Route Spoils." Blaine wears an "Anti-Sunstroke Cabbage Leaf" on his head, to which is attached a quill pen labeled "Gail Hamilton." Projected onto a wall at the far end of the room are the words "Republican Revolt," which has frightened everyone in the room.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Scandals--Political aspects; Corruption; Dinners and dining; Fear--Political aspects; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896

Date: 1884-06-18

The olympus of corruption - "Apollo strikes the lyre and charms the gods"

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James G. Blaine is pictured as Apollo playing a lyre labeled "N. Y. Tribune" fashioned from the body of Whitelaw Reid, before a gathering of the gods on Olympus. Among those present are Cyrus Field as Mercury, George M. Robeson as Neptune, Charles A. Dana as Minerva, Jay Gould as Zeus, T. C. Platt, Robert G. Ingersoll, and R. B. Hayes as angels, Chauncey Depew, W. H. Vanderbilt as Pluto, Russell Sage, William W. Phelps, John Roach as Vulcan, Stephen B. Elkins as Dionysus, Keifer as Hercules, John A. Logan as Mars, Benjamin F. Butler as Venus, Stephen W. Dorsey and Thomas J. Brady as putti, and John Kelly as an owl.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Corruption; Lyre; Gods; Apollo (Greek deity); Hades (Greek deity); Mercury (Roman deity); Neptune (Roman deity); Minerva (Roman deity); Vulcan (Roman deity); Hercules (Roman mythology); Mars (Roman deity); Dionysus (Greek deity); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1884-10-08

The monopolists' may-pole

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Several wealthy men, "Gould, W. K. Vanderbilt, W. H. Vanderbilt, Sage, Cornell, [and] Cornelius Vanderbilt," some dressed as women, hold ticker tape and dance around a may pole. Cyrus W. Field, dressed as a woman, sits on a safe next to the pole. Sitting on a bench to the left are Chauncey M. Depew playing cymbals labeled "Monopolist Music" and Whitelaw Reid playing a horn labeled "Tribune." Behind them is William M. Evarts looking out a window in a building labeled "Millionaires Snug Harbor," and in the background is a "Monopoly Mill" labeled "Stocks" and "U. S. Bonds." Lambs gambol nearby. Includes verse.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Maypoles; Dance; Sheep; Windmills; Millionaires; Women's clothing; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1843-1899; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Vanderbilt, William K. (William Kissam), 1878-1944

Date: 1885-04-29

The old, old story

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Richard Croker as the Tammany Tiger clutches a large bag labeled "Spoils" and holds a whip labeled "Tammany" and, in his claws, a diminutive man who appears to be holding a paper that states "Robinson.  Straight Republican Nomination 1893." On the ground in front of the Tammany Tiger are bones labeled "1890, 1891, [and] 1892." "Tom Platt" appears to have tossed Henry C. Robinson to the Tiger and is now fleeing to safety. Five men, one labeled "Republican," are on the right and left, in the background, behind the safety of high walls. Among them, holding a long spear atop a palm tree, is Chauncey M. Depew. Caption: Rather than stand up and fight, they throw him a sop and run away.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Elections; Supervisors; Patronage, Political; Fear; Animal feeding; Tiger; Tammany Hall; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Robinson, Henry; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928

Date: 1893-11-08

The return from exile

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William McKinley, as Napoleon I, rides a white horse labeled "Ohio" and carries a sword labeled "McKinley." He is on the banks of a river, leading an army that includes Benjamin Harrison, Thomas B. Reed, John Sherman, William E. Chandler, William M. Stewart, Matthew S. Quay, Chauncey M. Depew, George F. Hoar, and Whitelaw Reid. On the other side of the river is the U.S. Capitol with the date "1896" above it. Caption: They do not see the Waterloo before them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Armies--Organization; Exiles; Horsemanship; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1893-12-13

The Republican Ponce de Leon and his followers

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A group of conquistadors labeled "Hoar, Sherman, Depew, Harrison, Reed, McKinley [as Ponce de León], Wanamaker, W. Reid, Boutelle, [and] Foraker" gather around a pool of water labeled "High Protection Doctrine," drinking the water. Frogs in the lower right corner are labeled "Monopolist." Caption: They think it is the fountain of political youth and strength; but it is only a stagnant pool that is almost dried up.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Youth; Wetlands; Monopolies; Frogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Ponce de Leon, Juan, 1460?-1521

Date: 1894-01-24

Puck's valentines for 1894

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At center, Uncle Sam and President Cleveland shake hands, with a portrait of Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, in the background. The surrounding vignettes feature a cast of characters, identified or referred to in the text as "Croker," "Parkhurst," and "Tammany" reform, "Iago Manley" and "Othello Reed," "Peffer, Lease, Dana, Pulitzer, [and] Depew," Harrison sitting in his over-sized top hat, and Thomas C. Platt turning a crank that manipulates George R. "Malby" as "Speaker" of the New York State Assembly, David B. Hill sitting in an over-sized "Senatorial Chair N.Y. State," and "McKinley" dressed as Napoleon I, riding a "War Tariff" rocking horse. Each scene includes "Valentine" text, such as this for "Peffer" and "Lease," each holding papers labeled "Speech": "From bleeding Kansas's wind-swept plains, / Where whiskers take the place of brains, / You come with all your verbose strength / Of speeches of unending length. / Here, take the hint Puck gives - resign! / Let Mary be your Valentine"; and this for McKinley: "McKinley Bill! McKinley Bill! / Why do you ride that hobby still? / The cause of pool, combine and trust, / And idle mill-wheels red with rust. / Mistaken Man! We'll never pine / For you to be our Valentine."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hobbyhorses; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); Valentines; Tariff; Publicity; Public opinion; Corruption; Supervisors; Civil service reform; Handshaking; Tammany Hall; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Parkhurst, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1842-1933; Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Lease, Mary Elizabeth, 1850-1933; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917

Date: 1894-02-14

"Come in, boys, warm up, and have a little Christmas cheer!"

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Columbia welcomes a group of ragged politicians, mostly Democrats, some no longer in office, and newspaper editors, to come in from the cold winter night and warm themselves by the fire and enjoy some "Christmas Cheer" from a large punch bowl, with the many recently elected Republican legislators, mayors, and governors. All are identified by name, except William B. Allison: "Morton, Goff, Strong, Harrison, Dayton, McKinley, McIntyre, Marvil, Upham, Coffin, Reed, Depew, C. A. Dana, D. B. Hill, Springer, Wilson, Bland, Smyth, Grant, Bynum, Waite, [and] McPherson."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Christmas; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Strong, William Lafayette, 1827-1900; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Dayton, Alston Gordon, 1857-1920; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Upham, Willam Henry, 1841-1924; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Bland, Richard Parks, 1835-1899; McPherson, John R. (John Rhoderic), 1833-1897; Bynum, William D. (William Dallas), 1846-1927; Coffin, Charles Edward, 1841-1912; Goff, John W. (John William), 1848-1924; Grant, Hugh J., 1858-1910

Date: 1894-12-26

"In the interest of labor and morality"

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On the left, many businessmen and women appear in stocks and pillories for such offenses as serving guests wine on Sunday, "for shaving on Sunday," "for delivering ice on Sunday," "for selling a glass of beer on Sunday," "for blacking shoes on Sunday," and "for working the growler on Sunday." A notice states, "Behold the Punishment of the Wicked Sabbath Breaker. Let All Evil Doers Beware." On the right is a group of New York legislators dressed as Puritans, including Lieutenant Governor Charles T. "Saxton," Thomas C. "Platt," Jacob M. "Patterson," Hamilton "Fish," Frederick S. "Gibbs," Warner "Miller," Governor Levi P. "Morton," Chauncey M. "Depew," and Jacob S. "Fassett." Caption: The glorious revival of blue Sundays, stocks and pillories, that our good Republican Puritans are trying to bring about.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sabbath; Stocks (Punishment); Pillories; Puritans; Legislators; Businesspeople; Sunday legislation; New York (State)--New York; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Fish, Hamilton, 1849-1936; Fassett, J. Sloat (Jacob Sloat), 1853-1924; Gibbs, Frederick Seymour, 1845-1903

Date: 1895-10-16

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