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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his mother from his honeymoon in London. He describes visiting Aunt Hattie and the only thing that marred the visit was the "slobbering" of the younger Bullochs. He also details paintings at the National Gallery and at South Kensington. He took Alice to "ladies day" at Epsom Races, driving in Hyde Park, the opera and Saint Paul's. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Honeymoons; Travel; Painting; Museums; Horse racing; Opera; Church; Friendly visiting; England; National Gallery (Great Britain); Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-06-05

"Sic 'em!"

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Print shows Charles Stewart Parnell, a prisoner in the "Kilmainham Kaboose", directing a pack of small dogs labeled "Healy, Kettle, Egan, O'Connor, Dillon, Davitt, Sexton, [and] Brennan" to attack the British Lion, instead they scatter in all directions. Caption: Mr. Parnell in his great feat of letting loose the dogs of war.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Prisons; Prisoners; Economic assistance--International cooperation; Autonomy and independence movements; Dogs; Lion; Great Britain; Ireland; Kilmainham Gaol; Healy, T. M. (Timothy Michael), 1855-1931; Kettle, Andrew J.; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Sexton, Thomas, 1848-1932; Brennan, Thomas, 1853-1912; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891

Date: 1881-10-26

Under false colors

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James Russell Lowell, minister to England, turns his back on an Irishman who is dressed like Uncle Sam and is in the custody of the British military for anarchistic activities. Lowell holds a paper that states, "All such persons should be made to understand distinctly that they cannot be Irishmen and Americans at the same time! J. R. Lowell." Caption: Minister Lowell--"No, sir, you are not the kind of American citizen I am sent here to protect!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diplomats; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Soldiers; Anarchism; Irish; Great Britain; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891

Date: 1882-03-22

Beyond control

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Print shows William E. Gladstone, possibly dressed as a Greek marathon runner, passing an "Altar of Peace" on which there appears to be a small fire and a rifle labeled "Coercion." A red military tunic and helmet have fallen to the ground near the altar. Several dogs labeled "Assassin, Ribbon Man, Desperado, Secret Society, [and] Fenian" attack Gladstone. Michael Davitt and Charles Stuart Parnell, with a leash labeled "Land League," struggle to hold onto the dogs. Davitt has stumbled over John Dillon; all three are lying on the ground. In the background, a man runs into the forest after stabbing two men who were wearing top hats and may have been British government officials.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Altars; Peace; Prime ministers; Dogs; Assassination; Animal attacks; Ireland; Great Britain; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Dillon, John, 1851-1927; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-05-17

Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model

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A group of explorers of the polar regions, representing discovery and exploration, float on an ice floe. They may all be on the verge of death. Weighing judgment are James G. Bennett of the New York Herald and several European heads of state sitting in an area labeled "Reserved for J.G. Bennett and other Crowned Heads," as well as a group of men seated in an area labeled "In the Name of Science - More! More!" This latter group has already pronounced judgment by giving the "Thumbs Down" sign. Notices pasted on the walls of the arena state "Kane died 1853, Franklin died 1850, Hall died 1871, [and] G.W. De Long 1882" referring to explorers who died in the name of science.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: United States North Polar Expedition; Science; Discovery and exploration, American; Heads of state; Explorers; Ice floes; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Oscar II, King of Sweden, 1829-1907; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; De Long, George W. (George Washington), 1844-1881; Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871; Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857; Franklin, John, 1786-1847

Date: 1882-05-31

Too weak to fight - too old to run

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The British Lion carries W. E. Gladstone, dressed as a woman, on his back, as they head into the sea after departing the "British Consul" in advance of "Anarchy, Riot, [and] Bloodshed." The lion is labeled "Moral Complicity, British Prestige, Peril, Profits, [and] Responsibilities." Gladstone's dress is labeled "Vacillation, Procrastination, Irish Trouble, [and] Timidity." On the shore is a set of jaws labeled "Brag & Bluster," and the lion is stepping on a gunboat labeled "Thunderer."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Relations with Great Britain; Anarchism; Great Britain; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-06-21

British benevolence

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Print shows an oversized British Lion wearing boxing gloves labeled "Army" and "Navy," standing over its most recent victim labeled "Egyptian." Trailing off to the left are other victims labeled "Ashantee, Afghan, Boer, [and] Zulu." Standing on the right is a diminutive Irishman pulling on boxing gloves labeled "Fenian." Caption: "It is painful to be obliged to use force against the weak." --Earl Granville in House of Lords.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; International relations; Boxing; Giants--Folklore; Charity; Relations with Great Britain; Great Britain

Date: 1882-07-19

Coney Island and the crowned heads

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Print shows Uncle Sam welcoming several heads of state labeled "Pan-Slavism, Nihilism, Socialism, Pauperism, Communism [represented by Marianne], Fenianism, Mormonism [wearing a fez], [and] Spain" to a swim at Coney Island; they have emerged from bathhouses labeled "Austria, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, [and] England" and stand in the water. Caption: Why shouldn't the wearied monarchs of Europe enjoy a plunge in our republican waters?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Marianne (French emblem); Heads of state; Economics; European communities--Politics and government; Swimming; Beaches; Bathhouses; Crowns; New York (State)--New York--Coney Island; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; William I, German Emperor, 1797-1888

Date: 1882-07-19

A tail they can't twist

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Print shows Samuel S. Cox, Abram S. Hewitt, and William E. Robinson (waving a paper that states "The demands of 20,000,000 Irish-Americans") pulling on the tail of the British Lion. The front paws of the lion rest on the body of a man with a handgun in one hand and a paper labeled "Assassin O'Donnell" in the other. A gibbet stands in the background. Patrick O'Donnell was executed by hanging in London on December 17, 1883, for the murder of James Carey. Caption: The little men and their little grip on the British Lion.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Lions; Assassination; Gallows; Hanging; Public executions; Irish Americans; England--London; Great Britain; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Robinson, William E. (William Erigena), 1814-1892; O'Donnell, Patrick, 1835-1883

Date: 1883-12-19

Ireland's evil genius

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"Britannia" stands on the left, holding "Concessions to Ireland," and "Hibernia" stands on the right in a militant pose. Between them is a nasty looking man with two "Dynamite" bombs slung over his shoulders.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Britannia (Symbolic character); Autonomy and independence movements; International relations--Foreign countries; Women's clothing--Symbolic aspects; Anarchism; Dynamite; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Great Britain; Ireland

Date: 1884-06-11

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