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The writing on the wall

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At a dinner party is presidential candidate James Gillespie Blaine, who is trying to cover himself with pages of the New York Tribune, and by his side, vice-presidential candidate John A. Logan. Seated around a table set with "Pension Pie, Monopoly Stew, [and] Star Route Shortcake" are James W. Husted, Chancey M. Depew, Powell Clayton, Joseph Medill, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas J. Brady, a man identified as "Elkins," William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, Whitelaw Reid on his feet, John Roach, and Robert G. Ingersoll fleeing with a bone labeled "Star Route Spoils." Blaine wears an "Anti-Sunstroke Cabbage Leaf" on his head, to which is attached a quill pen labeled "Gail Hamilton." Projected onto a wall at the far end of the room are the words "Republican Revolt," which has frightened everyone in the room.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Scandals--Political aspects; Corruption; Dinners and dining; Fear--Political aspects; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896

Date: 1884-06-18

The "enfant ter[ri]ble" of Europe

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Several European rulers stand next to signposts labeled "France, Turkey, England, Germany, Italy, Austria, [and] Russia" lining the sides of a dirt road, with "Servia" and "Roumania" in the background. The rulers are all keeping an eye on William II, the German Emperor, as he walks down the road between them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Kings and rulers; Fear; Signs and signboards; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Abdulhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; Carnot, Sadi, 1837-1894

Date: 1893-10-18

The old, old story

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Richard Croker as the Tammany Tiger clutches a large bag labeled "Spoils" and holds a whip labeled "Tammany" and, in his claws, a diminutive man who appears to be holding a paper that states "Robinson.  Straight Republican Nomination 1893." On the ground in front of the Tammany Tiger are bones labeled "1890, 1891, [and] 1892." "Tom Platt" appears to have tossed Henry C. Robinson to the Tiger and is now fleeing to safety. Five men, one labeled "Republican," are on the right and left, in the background, behind the safety of high walls. Among them, holding a long spear atop a palm tree, is Chauncey M. Depew. Caption: Rather than stand up and fight, they throw him a sop and run away.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Municipal government; Elections; Supervisors; Patronage, Political; Fear; Animal feeding; Tiger; Tammany Hall; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Robinson, Henry; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928

Date: 1893-11-08

A sufficient reason

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Two governesses, each with a child, visit in the park. One woman is having trouble controlling a little boy who is frightened of a policeman standing in the background. Caption: Miss Dolan--Oi'm a-goin' to lave me place! / Miss O'Toole--Don't yer loike th' choild? / Miss Dolan--Yis; but he's thot afeared av a policemon thot Oi can't get him near wan!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Governesses; Children; Police; Fear; Clothing and dress

Date: 1894-01-10

Commerce vs. conquest

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John Bull, labeled "England," holds a model ship labeled "Trade." Uncle Sam, also holding a model ship labeled "Trade," is behind him. They stand before the Chinese Emperor who is frightened three men standing nearby: William II holding a sword labeled "Germany", "France" holding a rifle, and Nicholas II holding two pistols labeled "Russia." Caption: Uncle Sam (to John Bull)--Don't scare him, John, the way those other fellows are doing. Tell him all we want is to have him open his harbors and markets to everybody!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); Emperors; Commerce; Imperialism; Fear; China; France; Russia; Germany; United States; England; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Faure, Félix, 1841-1899; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918

Date: 1898-02-02

His contribution to the Christmas gayety

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President McKinley, with an enormous white elephant labeled "Philippines" wearing an eye patch labeled "Aguinaldoism" behind him, speaks to the 55th Congress. Many of the Congressmen react with fear, notably, George F. Hoar in the lower left foreground, and Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed who drops the gavel. Caption: President McKinley (to the 55th Congress)--Now, gentlemen, I've done my share; - I pressed the Spaniards; you do the rest!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents; Elephants; Fear; Rebellion; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

Date: 1898-12-21

"Politics makes strange bedfellows"

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Print shows the ghost of the British Lion reacting with fear at finding an "Irish American" and a "German American" in a bed labeled "Anti Anglo-American Alliance."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Treaties; Irish Americans--Political activity; German Americans--Political activity; Sleep; Beds; Ghosts; Fear; Lions; Nightmares; Great Britain

Date: 1899-05-03

Democracy's plight

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Print shows William Jennings Bryan, John P. Jones, and Arthur P. Gorman mesmerized by a large menacing genie carrying a sword labeled "Free Silver" that has emerged from an oversized urn. George G. Vest has his ear to the ground and is unaware of the presence of the genie.

Caption: "At the appearance of this huge monster, the fisherman wished to run away; but his fear was so great he was unable to move." The Arabian Nights Entertainments.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Jinn; Silver question; Fear; Urns; Democracy; Economic policy; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912

Date: 1899-10-11

Partners in t[he] bogie business

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Illustration showing two men, "Prof. Scarem" presenting his latest findings on microbes to a crowd of frightened onlookers, and "Dr. Fakem" selling the latest protection against microbes to a crowd of eager consumers. "Scarem" and "Fakem" are a pair of quacks working together to take advantage of a gullible public.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Patent medicines; Quacks and quackery; Fear

Date: 1900-02-28

Frightened

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A tiny dog labeled "Cuban Reciprocity" barks at a man who has climbed a fence out of fear. His hat labeled "Sugar Trust" has fallen to the ground.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Dogs; Fear; Reciprocity (Commerce); Tariff; Sugar trade

Date: 1902-05-07

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