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.
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