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"Sic 'em!"

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Print shows Charles Stewart Parnell, a prisoner in the "Kilmainham Kaboose", directing a pack of small dogs labeled "Healy, Kettle, Egan, O'Connor, Dillon, Davitt, Sexton, [and] Brennan" to attack the British Lion, instead they scatter in all directions. Caption: Mr. Parnell in his great feat of letting loose the dogs of war.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Prisons; Prisoners; Economic assistance--International cooperation; Autonomy and independence movements; Dogs; Lion; Great Britain; Ireland; Kilmainham Gaol; Healy, T. M. (Timothy Michael), 1855-1931; Kettle, Andrew J.; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Sexton, Thomas, 1848-1932; Brennan, Thomas, 1853-1912; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891

Date: 1881-10-26

A way out of President Arthur's dilemma

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Print shows Ulysses S. Grant recommending to President Chester A. Arthur some "friends" of his as political appointees. All the men shown were involved in scandals during Grant's administration. Caption: General Grant "Don't be troubled if a few fellows do decline. Here are some friends of mine who never refuse office."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment; Patronage, Political; Political corruption; Scandals; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902; Murphy, Thomas, 1821-1901; Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884; Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910

Date: 1881-11-02

Under false colors

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James Russell Lowell, minister to England, turns his back on an Irishman who is dressed like Uncle Sam and is in the custody of the British military for anarchistic activities. Lowell holds a paper that states, "All such persons should be made to understand distinctly that they cannot be Irishmen and Americans at the same time! J. R. Lowell." Caption: Minister Lowell--"No, sir, you are not the kind of American citizen I am sent here to protect!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diplomats; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Soldiers; Anarchism; Irish; Great Britain; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

Date: 1882-03-22

Beyond control

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Print shows William E. Gladstone, possibly dressed as a Greek marathon runner, passing an "Altar of Peace" on which there appears to be a small fire and a rifle labeled "Coercion." A red military tunic and helmet have fallen to the ground near the altar. Several dogs labeled "Assassin, Ribbon Man, Desperado, Secret Society, [and] Fenian" attack Gladstone. Michael Davitt and Charles Stuart Parnell, with a leash labeled "Land League," struggle to hold onto the dogs. Davitt has stumbled over John Dillon; all three are lying on the ground. In the background, a man runs into the forest after stabbing two men who were wearing top hats and may have been British government officials.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Altars; Peace; Prime ministers; Dogs; Assassination; Animal attacks; Ireland; Great Britain; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Dillon, John, 1851-1927; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-05-17

Too weak to fight - too old to run

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The British Lion carries W. E. Gladstone, dressed as a woman, on his back, as they head into the sea after departing the "British Consul" in advance of "Anarchy, Riot, [and] Bloodshed." The lion is labeled "Moral Complicity, British Prestige, Peril, Profits, [and] Responsibilities." Gladstone's dress is labeled "Vacillation, Procrastination, Irish Trouble, [and] Timidity." On the shore is a set of jaws labeled "Brag & Bluster," and the lion is stepping on a gunboat labeled "Thunderer."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Relations with Great Britain; Anarchism; Great Britain; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-06-21

British benevolence

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Print shows an oversized British Lion wearing boxing gloves labeled "Army" and "Navy," standing over its most recent victim labeled "Egyptian." Trailing off to the left are other victims labeled "Ashantee, Afghan, Boer, [and] Zulu." Standing on the right is a diminutive Irishman pulling on boxing gloves labeled "Fenian." Caption: "It is painful to be obliged to use force against the weak." --Earl Granville in House of Lords.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; International relations; Boxing; Giants--Folklore; Charity; Relations with Great Britain; Great Britain

Date: 1882-07-19

Decoration-day, 1883

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A large group of politicians and others stand in a cemetery on Memorial Day. Each seems to be grieving at gravestones that bear special messages. Pope Leo XIII stands in front of a stone that states "Here lies my Irish Influence." Ulysses S. Grant places a wreath labeled "Tho' Gone Not Forgotten" at a monument that states "Here Lies the Third Term 1880." Stephen Dorsey and Thomas Brady, arm in arm, stand in front of a stone that states "[Star] Route Here Lies Our Hope of Acquittal." James G. Blaine places a wreath on a stone that states "[He]re Lies My South American Policy." Samuel J. Tilden and Charles A. Dana stand in front of a stone that states "Tilden Boom 1876 Rest in Peace." Clustered around Grant are Roscoe Conkling holding a tattered military standard labeled "Stalwart Battle Flag 1880," J. D. Cameron on crutches labeled "1882," John A. Logan as a drummer with number "306" on his drum strap, and Thomas C. Platt as a little girl. Also grouped before a stone that states "Here Lies Democratic Consistency on the Tariff" are Benjamin F. Butler, Winfield Scott Hancock, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Stephen B. Elkins. Others depicted are Simon Cameron, John Kelly, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, George M. Robeson, David Davis, Robert Ingersoll, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, and a man identified as "Campbell." Caption: They deck with flowers, this Day of Decoration, full many a blighted hope and reputation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorial Day; Tombs; Grief; Popes; Crowns; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Childs, George William, 1829-1894; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

Date: 1883-05-30

A tail they can't twist

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Print shows Samuel S. Cox, Abram S. Hewitt, and William E. Robinson (waving a paper that states "The demands of 20,000,000 Irish-Americans") pulling on the tail of the British Lion. The front paws of the lion rest on the body of a man with a handgun in one hand and a paper labeled "Assassin O'Donnell" in the other. A gibbet stands in the background. Patrick O'Donnell was executed by hanging in London on December 17, 1883, for the murder of James Carey. Caption: The little men and their little grip on the British Lion.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; Assassination; Gallows; Hanging; Public executions; Irish Americans; England--London; Great Britain; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Robinson, William E. (William Erigena), 1814-1892; O'Donnell, Patrick, 1835-1883

Date: 1883-12-19

Theodore Roosevelt with two friends

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Left to right: Wilmot Dow, Theodore Roosevelt and William Wingate Sewall at the Elkhorn Ranch. Dow has a fur coat over his left arm, Roosevelt holds a rifle and wears chaps, and Sewall wears a long fur coat.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Dow, Wilmot; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884

Personal diary of Theodore Roosevelt, 1884

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Diary of Theodore Roosevelt for the year 1884. Includes entry regarding the deaths of his wife and mother. Also, diary notes Roosevelt's hunting and ranching experiences for the year in the Dakota badlands. A list of photographs taken and his personal finance record is also included in the back of the diary. Only pages on which text appeared are included.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Hunting; Weather; Finance, Personal; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Elkhorn Ranch; North Dakota--Badlands; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch, 1835-1884; Dow, Wilmot; Ferris, Sylvane M.; Morès, Antoine Amédée Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896; Sewall, William Wingate, 1845-1930

Date: 1884

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