Illustration shows a large group of politicians and others in a
cemetery on Memorial Day, each seems to be grieving at gravestones
that bear special messages, such as Pope Leo XIII standing in front
of a stone that states "Here lies my Irish Influence"; Ulysses S.
Grant placing 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, in front of a stone that
states "[Star] Route Here Lies Our Hope of Acquittal"; James G.
Blaine placing a wreath on a stone that states "[He]re Lies My
South American Policy"; and Samuel J. Tilden and Charles A. Dana in
front of a stone that states "Tilden Boom 1876 Rest in Peace." Also
depicted, 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.
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