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A grand Shakesperian [sic] revival

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur as King Henry IV on a cobblestone street, with Jay Gould and William H. Vanderbilt holding his cape, and accompanied by John P. Jones; he is accosted by Roscoe "Sir John" Conkling who proposes to speak on behalf of Thomas C. "Master Shallow" Platt. Behind them are Thomas J. Brady and Stephen W. Dorsey. Ulysses S. Grant and John A. Logan are standing on the left, at the head of Arthur's entourage. Includes text for brief exchange between Arthur and Conkling from "(2nd Part of King Henry IV, Act V - Sc. 5)". Caption: (Which we have but little hope of seeing on the stage of the National Capitol).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Patronage, Political; Kings and rulers; Nobility; England; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1881-10-05

A way out of President Arthur's dilemma

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Print shows Ulysses S. Grant recommending to President Chester A. Arthur some "friends" of his as political appointees. All the men shown were involved in scandals during Grant's administration. Caption: General Grant "Don't be troubled if a few fellows do decline. Here are some friends of mine who never refuse office."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment; Patronage, Political; Political corruption; Scandals; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902; Murphy, Thomas, 1821-1901; Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884; Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910

Date: 1881-11-02

Rushing the season

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Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya," "McVeaghia No Chancea," "Tildenus Fossilis," "Blainea Sunstrokea," "Hewittia Tariffia," "Shermania Honestia," and "Thurmania Ragbabia." At center is a figure fashioned from quill pens, a drum labeled "Press," and newspapers labeled "Louisville Courier Journal, N. Y. Sun, Tribune, Herald, Advertiser, Times, [and] Cincinnati C[...]," holding a potted plant labeled "Arthuria Accidentalia." A politician holding a spade labeled "Out of a Job" gestures toward the door of the greenhouse. In the background is the "White House." Among the plants are Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Samuel J. Tilden, Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Wayne MacVeagh, George F. Edmunds, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, Abram S. Hewitt, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Blaine, David Davis, and a plant identified as "Adams Icebergea."  Caption: Unoccupied Politician "Oh, I assure you, my dear Mr. Press, it's none too early to begin to set out the Presidential Plants!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Greenhouses; Plants; Plants, Potted; Politicians; Newspapers; White House (Washington, D.C.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895

Date: 1882-04-05

A new bull in the ring

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur riding the Republican elephant tossed high in the air in a "Political Arena." The elephant is patched with scandals labeled "Credit Mobilier, Collusion with Monopolies, Back Pay Grab, Third Termism, Whiskey Ring, Navy Ring, [and] Dorsey 'Soap' 1880." Below, on the floor of the arena, Samuel J. Tilden is sitting backwards on a donkey labeled "Incurable" and Puck's Independent Party figure is riding a bucking bull, its horns labeled "Anti-Monopoly" and "Tariff Reform." Puck applauds from a viewing stand on the right; sitting in the grandstand at left are Ulysses S. Grant, Cyrus W. Field, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin F. Butler, Adams, David Davis, Allen G. Thurman, William M. Evarts, Abram S. Hewitt, George F. Edmunds, Wayne MacVeagh, and George B. McClellan.  Caption: Puck presents another prophetic cartoon - and the sooner it is realized the better.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Presidents--Elections; Bull rings; Bulls; Scandals; Monopolies; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); National Independent Party (U.S.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895

Date: 1882-04-19

Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the NewYork Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9, 1882

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Print shows a vignette cartoon with a carriage at center in which Jay Gould, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and William H. Vanderbilt are riding with large money bags; the wheels are labeled "Corporations" and "Monopoly." The carriage is driven by an eagle dressed like Uncle Sam wearing a top hat labeled "1882" and carrying a whip labeled "Revenue Tariff." The carriage is pulled by an "Underpaid Workman," a "Starving Laborer," a "War Widow," a "Sewing Girl," an "Old Merchant," a "Poor Clerk," and a "Cripple,"among others, with ropes labeled "Tax." The surrounding vignettes show scenes of corruption, misfortune, presidential office seekers, Valley Forge, and "Charitable Institutions for the poor and unfortunate" from "Maine" to "California" showing buildings labeled "Poor House" and "Jail." Featured in these vignettes are such figures as Chester Alan Arthur, George M. Robeson, Samuel J. Tilden, Roscoe Conkling, John Kelly, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin F. Butler, and Joseph W. Keifer, as well as "Honest Labor, Patriotism, [and] Integrity."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Commerce; Corruption; Monopolies; Employees; Carriages and carts; Capitalists and financiers; Public speaking; New York (State); New York Chamber of Commerce; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1882-05-24

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all

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Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a "Fan Light" featuring the likenesses of William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and Jay Gould; on stage with Puck is a hand holding a smoldering torch which may represent Bartholdi's hand and torch from the Statue of Liberty. On the left is a pagoda labeled "Puck Office" and on the right is a building labeled "Tammany Hall." Among the fireworks are many faces of politicians and other prominent figures of the day, some labeled by type of firework, such as "Chicago Shower" - Arthur, Grant, Conkling, Logan and Cameron; "Tumbler" - Tilden; "Twister" - Schurz; "The Falling Tammany Star" - Kelly; "Bomb" - Davis; "Junk Whizzler" - Robeson; "Polar Rocket" - Bennett; "Buster" - Butler; and "Star Route Staggerer" - Dorsey. Others shown are James G. Blaine, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton(?), Thomas De Witt Talmage, and Theodore Tilton.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Capitalists and financiers; Politicians; Monopolies; Pagodas; Scandals; Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.); Tammany Hall; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Tilton, Elizabeth M. Richards, 1834-; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907

Date: 1882-07-05

A summer smoke-cloud

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Print shows Puck reclining before a table covered with alcoholic beverages, some labeled "V. H. Dusenbury's P.P. Brandy" and "Puck Punch [No London Punch]," smoking and blowing smoke rings. Among the figures appearing in Puck's smoke cloud are Chester A. Arthur labeled "For a Good Veto" and fishing for "Popularity"; George M. Robeson at the helm of a boat carrying a large money bag labeled "Appropriation"; Jay Gould, Russell Sage, and William H. Vanderbilt sailing on a boat labeled "Monopoly"; Susan B. Anthony and another woman, G.W. Curtis labeled "Civil Service Reform," Roscoe Conkling, Jay Hubbell labeled "Deform," Ulysses S. Grant labeled "No Third Term," David Davis, Robert Ingersoll boxing with Thomas De Witt Talmage, James G. Bennett, "Old Rossa" with "Dynamite," Cyrus W. Field trying to net a "Coronet," John Kelly and Samuel J. Tilden on a seesaw, William R. Grace standing on a rock labeled "Public Esteem" with Seth Low trying to climb up, and James Russell Lowell on a "British Mission."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Smoke; Clouds; Capitalists and financiers; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Religion; Civil service reform; Corruption; Summer; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915

Date: 1882-08-09

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street

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A large old tree grows at the edge of a body of water, with Albany, New York, on the right, and the U.S. Capitol on the left, in the background. Hanging from the branches are many coins with "$" and a few blossoms labeled "Bribes for Legislation, Bribes for Lawyers, Bribes for Judges, Bribes for Editors, [and] Bribes for Congress." Telegraph lines are tangled in the branches, and the face of Jay Gould is formed by limbs and branches at center. The bodies of several people lay among the debris beneath the tree. Roscoe Conkling is slumped against a row of buildings. "Westbro[?]" has expired over the same row of buildings. A skull labeled "Jim Fisk" lies next to "Whitelaw Reid." Ulysses S. Grant, at center, is labeled "Black Friday." Beneath a railroad is the body of a woman labeled "Stockholder." Against the trunk of the tree is a man labeled "Stockholder E.R.R." who looks a little like Cornelius Vanderbilt, and on the right is Alonzo Cornell labeled "Blind Pool." All appear to have succumbed to greed through the machinations of Jay Gould. Caption: "This tree ... was said to be so exceedingly poisonous that no one could even approach it without certain death." Zell's Encyclopedia.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bribery; Corruption; Saving and investment; Bonds; Avarice; Trees; Coins; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Westbrook, Theodoric R., -1885; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Fisk, James, Jr., 1835-1872

Date: 1882-08-30

Overtraining young horses

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Illustration shows a horse labeled "Butlers Policy" ridden by Benjamin F. Butler is kicking up its rear legs startling a horse labeled "Cleveland's Policy" ridden by Grover Cleveland at the "Presidential Race-Course" where "Horses [are] Trained for Presidential Races," the "Gubernatorial Training Stables" is at far left. Gathered beneath a large tree on the right, observing, are John Logan, Roscoe Conkling, James Gillespie Blaine, John Sherman, David Davis, Winfield Scott Hancock, Ulysses S. Grant, Schuyler Colfax, and Samuel J. Tilden. Caption: Dismounted Jockeys - The horses look well enough now; but they began training too early; and will break down long before the race!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Animal training; Racetracks (Horse racing); Horses; Jockeys; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

Date: 1883-01-31

Our imitative "aristocracy"

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Illustration shows a costume ball where the guests wear the clothing styles of their ancestors; among the recognizable faces are Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, Ulysses S. Grant, and possibly William W. Phelps. Caption: Mrs. Knickerbocker gives a fancy dress ball, and, following the practice of the English nobility, requests her guests to appear in the costumes worn by their ancestors a hundred years ago.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Balls (Parties); Aristocracy (Social class)--Costume; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894

Date: 1883-02-07

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