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Out of the silver flood!

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Uncle Sam climbs out of a flood of silver coinage toward elevated ground labeled "Repeal of the Sherman Law by the 53rd Congress" using a rope labeled "Public Opinion." He is carrying a female figure labeled "Business Interests." Waves labeled "Sherman Silver Purchase Act" crash in the background, while overhead the sun, as a gold coin labeled "Twenty Dollars," shines brightly.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Law; Silver question; Gold standard; Public opinion; Floods; United States. Congress

Date: 1893-09-13

A critical situation

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Uncle Sam is taking a large frog out of a fish tank labeled "U.S. Treasury" before it eats all the goldfish. Caption: Uncle Sam - I'll have to kill this here Greenback Frog; or, by Jingo! he'll swallow up all my Gold Fish!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Gold standard; Frogs; Fishes; United States. Department of the Treasury

Date: 1895-01-30

The "ki-yis" can't rattle him

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President Cleveland drives a stagecoach carrying a female passenger labeled "National Credit" and a trunk labeled "Gold Reserve." The horse team is labeled "Firmness" and "Common Sense." A pack of dogs is trying to rattle the horses. The dogs are identified as "Dana, Pulitzer, Frye, Bland, Sickles, Peffer, Reed, Boutelle, Wolcott, Pugh, Stewart, Jones, Morgan, Teller, [and] Lodge."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Stagecoaches; Debts, Public; Gold standard; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Dogs; Horse racing; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911; Bland, Richard Parks, 1835-1899; Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1895-03-13

In the pantheon of the sun

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Charles A. Dana sits at a desk. A diminutive David B. Hill, labeled "I am a Democrat," stands on the desk next to a large book labeled "Speeches of D. B. Hill." In a niche in the background is a bust of Benjamin F. Butler. Caption: Editor Dana (enthusiastically)--There he is, fellow citizens of this glorious republic, the greatest statesman the world has ever seen, and all that's left of the Democratic Party!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Gold standard; Newspaper editors; Democratic Party (U.S.); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1895-04-10

The circus has come!

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William C. "Whitney" is the ringmaster at a circus where "D. B. Hill" is performing a horse riding trick by trying to ride two horses at once, a small horse labeled "Gold Standard" and a larger horse labeled "Free Silver." Also in the ring is a clown labeled "Harvey." Among those in the audience are William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas B. Reed, John Sherman, George F. Hoar, William B. Allison, William E. Chandler, William F. Peffer, Whitelaw Reid, Grover Cleveland, and Joseph J. C. Blackburn or Charles A. Boutelle. Caption: The New Ringmaster--Gentlemen of the audience, the great equestrian, "The Senator," will perform his thrilling feat of riding two horses simultaneously! - Brace up, Dave, everybody's looking at you!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Gold standard; Silver question; Horse circuses; Trick riding; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Harvey, W. H. (William Hope), 1851-1936

Date: 1895-06-26

Out Nebraska way

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Puck, carrying a valise labeled "Sound Money Doctrine," talks to a hayseed farmer sitting on a fence, reading the "Free Silver Screamer." In the background, houses and barns labeled "Mortgage" are falling into ruin. Caption: Puck--What's the matter with you? Why ain't you getting out your crops? Grain and corn are bringing big prices, and good times have come again. / Farmer Weedly (Silver Fanatic)--No, sir-ree! What's the use of raising crops for the gold bugs from Wall Street to eat up? Free Silver is the only thing that'll save us!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Silver question; Gold standard; Farmers

Date: 1895-07-17

Among the silent ones

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Uncle Sam, holding a paper labeled "Political Guide," rides on a camel being led by Puck through the "City of Silence," past several silent sphinxes labeled "Tom Reed, Allison, McKinley, Morton, [and] Harrison." Includes dialogue between Uncle Sam and Puck that tells how these rulers were turned to stone for being unable to answer the currency question. Caption: Scene--The City of Silence in the Land of G.O.P., ferninst the Great Political Desert. - Enter Uncle Sam with Puck, his Dragoman.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Sphinxes (Mythology); Silence; Silver question; Gold standard; Political parties--Platforms; Camels; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1895-07-31

Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Cabot Lodge discusses the impact on the Republican and Democratic parties of the debate over the gold vs. silver standard. He also considers the level of support in various regions of the nation for several likely presidential candidates. Lodge responds to Theodore Roosevelt's critique of Representative Thomas B. Reed for not speaking out firmly enough in support of the gold standard when he cast a vote on legislation dealing with “gold bonds.” Lodge asks Roosevelt to “straighten out” George W. Smalley, the American correspondent of the London Times and a personal friend and promoter of Roosevelt’s, on the true American sentiment regarding the Monroe Doctrine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Silver question; Gold standard; Monroe doctrine; Tammany Hall; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Smalley, George W. (George Washburn), 1833-1916; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912; Cowles, Anna Roosevelt, 1855-1931; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Ferguson, Ronald Craufurd Munro, 1860-1934

Date: 1895-08-10

In darkest congress

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President Grover Cleveland stands on the floor of the House of Representatives, among congressmen, many dressed as natives, holding a large book labeled "Sound Money Message." Caption: The missionary is all right; but the heathen are terribly hard to convert.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Monetary policy; Gold standard; United States. Congress. House; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1895-12-18

Forced to peddle, though he is rich

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Uncle Sam is pictured as a peddler offering "Bonds Sold For Gold" on a snowy street where he encounters a diminutive figure labeled "Canada" holding a paper labeled "Sound Currency System." She points to Uncle Sam's bag of "Silver." Standing on balconies labeled "England - Sound Currency System," "France - Sound Financial System," "Austria - Sound Financial Policy," "Russia - Sound Financial Policy," and "Germany - Sound Currency System" are the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Lord Salisbury; the President of France, Felix Faure; the Emperor of Austria, Franz Joseph I; the Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II; and the German Emperor, William II; and standing on an unmarked balcony is the King of Italy, Umberto I.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Monetary policy; Gold standard; Peddlers; Snow; Winter; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903; Faure, Félix, 1841-1899; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

Date: 1896-02-05

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