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Our national dog-show

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At a dog show, a variety of breeds are competing. In the upper left corner, labeled the "Judges' Stand," are several newspaper editors, including James Gordon Bennett, Whitelaw Reid, Murat Halstead, Charles A. Dana, Henry Watterson, and George W. Curtis. They are judging two dogs, Winfield Scott Hancock and Samuel J. Tilden. Other dogs depicted are "Sesquipedalian Sleuth Hound Evarts, Mulligan Mongrel, Rossa Runt - take care dangerous, Lap Dogs Monopoly Breed", also Chester A. Arthur, William Mahone, Thomas C. Platt, Roscoe Conkling, James D. Cameron, John Logan, "Pointer Bayard, Tammany Tarrier, House Dog Edson, Dachshund, Toby Dog, Poodle, Water-dog," David Davis, U.S. Grant, "Tewksbury Ratter, Hoar-Hound, Hybrid Hayes" and at center, "Puck's entry Cleveland [and] S. Low."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Dog shows; Politicians; Newspaper editors; Presidents--Elections; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904

Date: 1883-05-09

The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., open from Dec. 1st 1884 to May 31st 1885

Description:

Uncle Sam and Liberty welcome a group of women labeled "Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, Peru, La Plata, Chili, Hayti, [and] Ecuador" to the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Excerpts from the "Republican National Platform" and the "Democratic National Platform" that warn against "entangling alliances" while promoting trade, particularly in the "Western Hemisphere," frame the tableau.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Exhibitions; Commerce

Date: 1884-12-10

Cardboard fan from 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

Description:

Cardboard fan on a wooden handle, souvenir of Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition. One side of the fan includes a color illustration of the fair grounds; other side has an advertisement for a "Blue Label" (Union-made) Cigar -- including a quote from Theodore Roosevelt regarding tenement house factories.


Resource Type: Other

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Cigar industry; Cigars; Exhibitions; Fairs; Fans; Labor laws and legislation; Illinois--Chicago; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1893

Up to date

Description:

Print shows a hotel proprietor standing on the sea shore telling a sea serpent to go away before the summer tourists arrive. The serpent, wearing a hat, tells the man that it is about to shed its skin, which could be advertised as a "disrobing act." Caption: Summer-Hotel Proprietor No; go away! Sea-serpents are out of date as attractions. / Sea-Serpent But I am just about to shed my skin; - couldn't you advertise me as doing a disrobing act?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Beaches; Summer resorts; Sea monsters; Undressing; Exhibitions; Hats

Date: 1899-06-07

The French exposition of 1899

Description:

Print shows Uncle Sam, John Bull, and a crowd of spectators looking at seven French military officers standing and sitting in stocks. The latter are labeled "Zurlinden, Du Paty de Clam, Gonse, Roget, Mercier, Boisdeffre, [and] Esterhazy." These officers were responsible for the conviction, and re-conviction, of Alfred Dreyfus for the charge of treason (he was ultimately exonerated).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Exhibitions; Stocks (Punishment); Armed Forces--Officers; Corruption; Treason; Spectators; France; Zurlinden, Emile Auguste, 1837-1929; Esterhazy, Ferdinand Walsin, 1847-1923; Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935

Date: 1899-10-18

Business business

Description:

Illustration showing a female figure labeled "France" with a rooster on her head, welcoming heads of state, Uncle Sam, John Bull, and other dignitaries to the opening of the Paris Exposition. Caption: France Welcome, gentlemen! [Let us f]orget our little animosities, for the present!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Exposition universelle internationale de 1900; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); International relations; Heads of state; Exhibitions; France--Paris

Date: 1900-05-16

Dedication of the Pan-American exposition

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt rides in a carriage saluting the camera. The clipping is captioned, "Dedication of the Pan-American Exposition. Vice-President Roosevelt Saluting the Crowds on Main Street." 


Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Carriages and carts; Crowds; Exhibitions; Parades; New York (State)--Buffalo; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

Ticket to the Toronto Industrial Exposition

Description:

Complimentary season ticket admitting Vice President Roosevelt "and lady" to the 1901 Toronto Industrial Exposition.

Resource Type: Ticket

Subject: Exhibitions; Trade shows; Ontario--Toronto

Date: 1901-08

Letter from Joseph Ward Lewis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

On behalf of the Berkshire Agricultural Society, Joseph Ward Lewis invites Vice President Roosevelt to speak at the society's 92nd annual fair on September 11.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Speeches, addresses, etc.; Agricultural exhibitions; Agriculture--Societies, etc.; Berkshire Agricultural Society (Berkshire County, Mass.)

Date: 1901-08-24

Letter from W. E. Skinner to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

W. E. Skinner regrets that Vice President Roosevelt cannot attend the International Live Stock Exposition.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Livestock exhibitions; Agricultural exhibitions; Livestock--Societies, etc.

Date: 1901-09-05

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