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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Writing from Wilcoxes Farm, Theodore Roosevelt informs his sister Anna that he will be spending ten days at the farm before making a longer trip through Iowa and Minnesota. He tells his sister where to send his mail and that he and Elliot have been hunting. He finds the "farm people" "pretty rough."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Farmers; Hunting; Letters; Illinois; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1880-08-22

Unwelcome passengers

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Print shows a coach labeled "Rural Democracy" filled with "Rural Regulars" carrying their farm tools, racing "To the State Convention", driven by Samuel J. Tilden, with John Kelly representing "Tammany Hall" and John Fox representing "Irving Hall" hitching a ride, sitting on the rear step. The driver looks annoyed.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political conventions; Carriages and carts; Farmers; Country life; Transportation--Passenger traffic; Stowaways; New York (State); Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Fox, John Jr., 1862-1919

Date: 1881-09-14

Our government farm -- President Cleveland finds an effectual protection against the twenty-five-year locusts

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President Cleveland stands directly behind a wall of flames labeled "Civil Service Reform." Behind him, working on the "Government Farm," are members of his cabinet: William C. Endicott with a hoe, Lucius Q. C. Lamar kneeling before a newly planted tree, Thomas F. Bayard working on a tree labeled "State Department," Daniel Manning holding a pot labeled "Treasury," Augustus H. Garland with a shovel, William C. Whitney adding supports to a tree labeled "Navy Department," and William F. Vilas with a watering can. In the foreground, locusts driven back by the smoke and overcome by the fumes lie on the ground and are about to be consumed by the flames. The locusts include "Kelly, Dugro, Voorhees, Blackburn, McLean, Dana, Butler, H. O. Thompson, Chenowith, Higgins, [and] Aquila Jones." Two that seem unaffected are labeled "Hendricks" carrying a banner that states "To the Victors belong the Spoils" and "McLoughlin" [sic].

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Farmers; Cabinet officers; Locusts; Fires; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; McLaughlin, Hugh, 1827-1904; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Dugro, Philip Henry, 1855-1920; Voorhees, Charles S. (Charles Stewart), 1853-1909; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Jones, Aquilla, 1836-1888

Date: 1885-09-02

The American farmer - where he has to sell, and where he has to buy

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Print shows Uncle Sam as an American farmer trying to sell his products labeled "Pork, Wheat, Butter, Beef, Oats," and corn overseas where there is stiff "Open Competition" at the "Market of the World" represented by John Bull labeled "England" and "Germany, Russia, South America, [and] Australia." In a vignette, Uncle Sam is shown at "The McKinley Home Market and High Prices" looking at the merchandise for sale, where all the items that he needs have been "Marked Up" 35% to 45%; McKinley offers him a new coat that has been marked Up 35%.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Farmers; Tariff; International trade--Prices; Markets; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1894-08-15

The financial fakir fooling the farmers

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A man wearing a sash labeled "Harvey," with a horn attached, stands on a platform with stacks of books, pointing to a board that states, "Coin's Financial School - Declare fifty cents Silver to be Worth One Dollar in Gold and You will Make Two Dollars of One Dollar, therefore Silver has Twice the Purchasing Power of Gold. Figures Never Lie. If You Don't Believe This, Buy My Book and Be Convinced! (Only 50 cents a copy)." Standing in front of the platform are several hayseed farmers.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fraud; Farmers; Education; Silver question; Currency question; Peddlers; Silver coins--Prices; Harvey, W. H. (William Hope), 1851-1936

Date: 1895-06-12

Out Nebraska way

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Puck, carrying a valise labeled "Sound Money Doctrine," talks to a hayseed farmer sitting on a fence, reading the "Free Silver Screamer." In the background, houses and barns labeled "Mortgage" are falling into ruin. Caption: Puck--What's the matter with you? Why ain't you getting out your crops? Grain and corn are bringing big prices, and good times have come again. / Farmer Weedly (Silver Fanatic)--No, sir-ree! What's the use of raising crops for the gold bugs from Wall Street to eat up? Free Silver is the only thing that'll save us!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Silver question; Gold standard; Farmers

Date: 1895-07-17

Making-up for a new rĂ´le

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David B. Hill is dressed as a hayseed with hat and feather labeled "I am a Popocrat," a fake beard labeled "Populism," and a button labeled "16 to 1" on his vest. He is holding a feather labeled "I am a Democrat" in his left hand and a mirror, in which he admires himself, in his right hand. He is sitting on a plank labeled "Repudiation" that rests on beams labeled "Popo Platform." At his feet are torn papers that state "Hill's Chicago Convention Speech."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Populism; Farmers; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1896-09-16

"Blowing" himself around the country

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William Jennings Bryan stands on the back of a railroad caboose using a bellows labeled "16 to 1" to blow paraphrased fragments from speeches at rural citizens as the train passes. Some of these include, "[Our people] do not need the lessons of history!", "They know it all!", and "The popular intuition is better than reasoning and what the people say goes." Traveling with Bryan are several newspaper reporters.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bellows (Mechanical engineering); Public speaking; Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Populism; Farmers; Reporters and reporting; Political campaigns; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1896-09-16

Bryan's gas

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William Jennings Bryan as a soda jerk stands behind a counter offering a cup of "Boy Oratory" or "Bryan's Free Silver Soda" to a farmer holding a "Vote" in his hand. A sign on the wall behind Bryan states, "Flavors. Anarchy, Repudiation, 'Cross and Grown,' Populism, [and] 16 to 1." Caption: It won't go down with the American farmer, as the Vermont and Maine elections show.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Populism; Farmers; Soda industry; Soda fountains; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1896-09-23

The true agent of prosperity

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A farmer holds a large sheaf of wheat labeled "Enormous Wheat Crop of 1897," representing the bounty of Nature, with other farmers harvesting grains in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Success; Commerce; Tariff; Farmers; Wheat; Harvesting; Nature

Date: 1897-07-11

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