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Where Justice will have to look for jurors who have not formed an opinion in the Guiteau case

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Print shows Justice holding a large sword and carrying a lantern, with a cloth labeled "Justice" over her mouth, searching a cemetery, among tombstones labeled "Formed no opinion died 1660, Formed no opinion 1600, Haven't read papers 1776, [and] No opinion died 1670", for jurors who are uninformed of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. The images includes an insert showing a man hanging from a gibbet labeled "Verdict of 50,000,000 Illustrated".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; Justice; Cemeteries; Criminals--Public opinion; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date: 1881-10-26

The living president's tribute to the dead president

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Print shows a statue of Roscoe Conkling, with cloven hooves, seated on a bench labeled "Supreme Bench" atop a monumental tomb labeled "Sacred to the Memory of J.A. Garfield"; the monument is signed "Guiteau sculpt."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tombs; Sepulchral monuments; Cemeteries; Presidents--Death; Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882

Date: 1882-03-08

The murderer's straight route to heaven - bringing religion into disrepute

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Print shows the spirit of an executed murderer rising to Heaven as a minister wipes clean the "Blackboard of Crime" on which are "Murder, Arson, [and] Robb[ery]" with the "Sponge of Absolution" as "years of sin [are] wiped out in ten minutes." Meanwhile "the wife of the victim experiences Hell on Earth" at a cemetery in the upper left, and "the 'unprepared' victim" descends to the flames of "Purgatory" accompanied by devils.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Absolution; Homicide; Heaven; Hell; Purgatory; Gallows; Hanging; Ghosts; Religion; Cemeteries

Date: 1882-06-28

The temptation

Description:

Print shows John Kelly as the serpent labeled "Tammany" in the Garden of Eden offering an apple labeled "Harmony" from a tree labeled "Bossism" to "H.O. Thompson," as Adam, labeled "County Democracy" and Alexander V. "Davidson," as Eve, labeled "Irving Hall" who holds out his hand to take the apple.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Allegiance; Snakes; Eden; Temptation; Gardens; Bible stories; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886

Date: 1883-09-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt telling her about recent happenings in Washington.  Roosevelt recently had dinner with Frederic T. Greenhalge, the governor-elect of Massachusetts.  Roosevelt also discusses a trip to the zoo with the children. He relates a story about their brother Elliott.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Zoos; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Greenhalge, Frederic T. (Frederic Thomas), 1842-1896

Date: 1893-12-24

They mourn their loss

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William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, and John Sherman are pictured as old women in mourning among gravestones labeled, "Here lies our dear McKinley Bill. Ruthlessly assassinated in the flower of its youth by the tariff reform bandits of the 53rd Congress," "Sacred to the memory of the Federal Election Law, annihilated by the guerrillas of the 53rd Congress. R.I.P.," and "Here lies the Sherman Silver Law. Cruelly done to death by G. Cleveland. We bear our loss with fortitude."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Law; Mourning customs; Cemeteries; Tariff; Silver question; Tombs; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900

Date: 1894-09-12

"When doctors disagree"

Description:

An elderly physician holding a box labeled "Old School Drug Cure" sits with bottles of various drugs labeled "Opium, Strychnine, Calomel, Morphine, Arsenic, Poisons, [and] Squills" in front of a crowded "Chockful Cemetery." A younger man stands in the street, holding a large book labeled "New School Mind Cure," with a sparsely populated cemetery labeled "No drugs Cemetery" behind him.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Physicians; Healers; Progress; Health care reform; Cemeteries

Date: 1898-04-06

California Republican campaign songster

Description:

Songbook supporting the 1900 presidential campaign of President McKinley and Governor Roosevelt in California. The cover features illustrations of the candidates.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Campaign songs; Political ballads and songs; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); California; Ireland; California--Mount Shasta; Washington (D.C.)--White House Gardens; Washington (D.C.); Alaska; North America--Rio Grande; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Tammany Hall; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1900

"Sour grapes!"

Description:

Illustration shows a fox labeled "France" and the Russian Bear walking away from a grape arbor labeled "Anglo-Japanese Alliance"; they have tried the grapes and found them not palatable.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bears; Grapes; Arbors; Treaties; France

Date: 1902-03-19

Letter from Leslie M. Shaw to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The preserve that the moose was supposed to enter had not been declared a zoological garden and the law only authorizes the admission of wild animals to zoological gardens. Secretary Shaw has apparently been able to remedy the problem.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Moose; Zoo animals; Gardens

Date: 1902-06-14

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