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].
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