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Too far gone, John!--That balloon will never rise again

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Illustration shows Joseph B. Foraker holding a hot air balloon fashioned from shirts stitched together and labeled "Bloody Shirt" with the initials "J. G. B." for James G. Blaine. John Sherman leans over a small pot labeled "Sectional Hatred" that is fastened to the bottom of the balloon (the basket and anchor has been discarded in the background), attempting to generate enough hot air to get the balloon off the ground by using a bellows labeled "Stump Speeches" to fan a fire in the pot. A notice pasted on a fence on the right states "John Sherman's Mt. Gilead Speech," a portion of the text states, "The Solid South, held together in political fellowship by crimes, violence and fraud."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hot air balloons; Sectionalism (United States); Speeches, addresses, etc., American; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1885-09-02

The four Rips; or, twenty years behind the age

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Illustration shows Uncle Sam seated at a table in front of "Uncle Sam's Inter-State Market" with a businessman labeled "Northern Capital" on the right and an agricultural producer labeled "Southern Goods - Cotton, Sugar, Tobacco, Whiskey" on the left. Standing before the table are James G. Blaine labeled "Bloody Shirt", John Sherman, Whitelaw Reid, and Joseph B. Foraker, who all have long flowing hair and beards like Rip Van Winkle; Blaine is leaning on a rifle labeled "Shot Gun." Two young African American men are sitting on a bale of cotton and a keg of "Tobacco" in the lower right corner and in the middle ground African Americans are harvesting cotton. In the background, along the shores of a harbor, is a prosperous city. Caption: Uncle Sam "My fossil friends, the War ended twenty years ago. Have you been sleeping ever since?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character); Sectionalism (United States); Businesspeople; African Americans--Civil rights; Commerce; Older people; Beards; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917

Date: 1885-09-16

The opium-joint of the Republican "irreconcilables" -- a cheap way of being happy

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Illustration shows a scene in an opium den labeled "Bloody Shirt Joint - Blaine and Reid Managers" with James G. Blaine passing out pipes labeled "Tribune Editorials, Blaine's Augusta Speech, Blaine Speeches, [and] Speeches" to fellow Republicans labeled "Chandler, J. Roach, Evarts, Cornell, Logan, Hoar, Foraker, J. Sherman, Brady, Dorsey, [and] Reid," unidentified is Elihu Root and the man dreaming of becoming the "Secy. of Navy"; they have resorted to opium as the panacea for their political woes and while in their drug-induced stupor they dream of Blaine's ascendancy to the presidential throne and of themselves becoming members of Blaine's cabinet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Opium; Dreams; Cabinet officers; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Roach, John, 1813-1887

Date: 1885-09-23

They saw their "Flying Dutchman" - it crossed their path, and they were lost

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Illustration shows the shipwreck of a ship that lost its course at the sight of the "Flying Dutchman" labeled "Speeches" with the face of James G. Blaine as the ship's figurehead and using the "Bloody Shirt" as sails. Men cling to the wreck of the ship, some are in the sea, and many are on the rocks, some are identified as "Cornell, Wadsworth, Daggett, Catlin, Carr, O'Brien [who is clinging to "Davenport's Bar'l"], Evarts, "Jake Hess", Miller, T. Platt, Davenport, Sherman, Edmunds, [and] Jonah B. Foraker", among those unidentified are Whitelaw Reid holding a bottle labeled "Tribune Editorial Solace", Joseph Pulitzer as a bird labeled "N.Y. World", and John Logan.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Flying Dutchman; Shipwrecks; Lifesaving; Sectionalism (United States); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Catlin, Isaac Swartwood, 1835-1916; Carr, Joseph Bradford, 1828-1895; Davenport, Ira, 1841-1904

Date: 1885-11-11

Through the jungle

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President Cleveland appears as an explorer, with cabinet members John G. Carlisle and Walter Q. Gresham, in a jungle, where they have come across a band of monkeys labeled "D. Hill, C. Dana, W. Reid, Blackburn, Vest, Jones, Pugh, Foraker, Wolcott, Teller, Morgan, Peffer, [and] Stewart." Caption: Pioneer Cleveland is bound to carry political enlightenment forward, even if the simian statesmen don't like it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Reform movement; Civilization; Monkeys; Rain forests; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

Date: 1893-11-22

The Republican Ponce de Leon and his followers

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A group of conquistadors labeled "Hoar, Sherman, Depew, Harrison, Reed, McKinley [as Ponce de León], Wanamaker, W. Reid, Boutelle, [and] Foraker" gather around a pool of water labeled "High Protection Doctrine," drinking the water. Frogs in the lower right corner are labeled "Monopolist." Caption: They think it is the fountain of political youth and strength; but it is only a stagnant pool that is almost dried up.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Youth; Wetlands; Monopolies; Frogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Ponce de Leon, Juan, 1460?-1521

Date: 1894-01-24

The industrial "cold snap" is over

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William McKinley is pictured as a snowman holding papers labeled "Prohbitory [sic] Tariff." He is melting beneath a blazing sun labeled "Business Revival." In the foreground, Matthew S. Quay and James D. Cameron try to scoop up the slush while Whitelaw Reid holds up a newspaper to block the sun. Standing on ladders are Charles W. Foster holding a thermometer that registers "Hot" and a fan, and Joseph B. Foraker holding up an umbrella labeled "Ohio Popularity" to keep the sun off McKinley. Benjamin Harrison is sitting on a fence in the background, whittling. Caption: And the protectionists can't keep their snow man from rapidly melting away.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Commerce; Snowmen; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Foster, Charles, 1828-1904; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1894-03-14

The Republican schoolma'am and her pupils

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An elderly woman sits in a chair on a platform, instructing her students in lessons that have probably been taken from the "Republican Campaign Text Book" sitting on a table on the right, or from the "Republican Press" at her feet. Reciting their lessons are pupils identified as "Boutelle, Reid, Reed, Foraker, Harrison, Hoar, Allison, Lodge, McKinley, Sherman," and "Stewart," who is standing on a stool and wearing a dunce cap labeled "Silver Dunce." Caption: The Schoolma'am--Who were responsible for all the cyclones, dry spells, frosts, floods, landslides, chills-and-fever, mosquitos and everything else that plagued the country? / Chorus of Scholars--The Democrats! / The Schoolma'am--To whom does the country owe its present good crops, fine weather, health, wealth and general prosperity? / Chorus of Scholars--The Republicans!! / The Schoolma'am--Correct! - all go to the head!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political campaigns; Propaganda in educational media; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909

Date: 1895-08-28

Waiting for the good times to blow over

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A large female figure holds a cornucopia labeled "Prosperity 1895," floating toward rays of light that illuminate industrial facilities. She hovers above a group of men gathered around a platform with a banner that states, "Protection Issue and Victory in 1896." Several of the men are shaking their fists at her. Among those identified by name and unidentified are "Hoar, Elkins, Tom Reed, Lodge, [and] Hale," and William B. Allison, possibly Thomas C. Carter, John Sherman, Joseph B. Foraker, William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, William E. Chandler, Whitelaw Reid labeled "Tribune of N.Y.," Charles A. Boutelle, and Matthew S. Quay.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Cornucopias; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Carter, Thomas Henry, 1854-1911; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918

Date: 1895-10-09

The Republican Christmas tree

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A large Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments labeled with political offices and presidential appointments. Thomas C. Platt and Matthew S. Quay, who is dressed as a woman, are standing in front of the tree. In queues on both sides are diminutive figures anxiously awaiting their presents, including from right to left, Jerry Simpson, Joseph B. Foraker, William E. Chandler, William McKinley, Whitelaw Reid, Thomas B. Reed, Levi P. Morton, Benjamin Harrison, William B. Allison, George F. Hoar, John Sherman, Chauncey M. Depew, and Robert T. Lincoln. Caption: The two big bosses have full charge of it, and the most obedient boys will come in for the best gifts.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas trees; Christmas; Christmas decorations; Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment; State governments--Officials and employees; Patronage, Political; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Simpson, Jerry, 1842-1905; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

Date: 1895-12-25

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