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Delilah Randall betrays the democratic Samson

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Illustration shows Samuel J. "Delilah" Randall sitting in a chair labeled "Protection," holding scissors labeled "41 Democrats" in one hand and hair labeled "Tariff Reform Bill" in the other, his feet are resting on a tiger skin. "Samson," labeled "Democracy," is standing at center; a club on the floor at his feet is labeled "The Peoples' Confidence." Roman soldiers, under the standard labeled "Republicans" approach an entrance on the right; at the front are Chester Alan Arthur, James Gillespie Blaine, and Roscoe Conkling.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Tariff--Law and legislation; Bible stories, English--O.T.; Hairdressing; Soldiers; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890

Date: 1884-05-14

The pigtail has got to go

Description:

A female figure labeled "Civilization" pulls the pigtail labeled "Worn Out Traditions" of a man labeled "China." She is holding a pair of scissors labeled "19th Century Progress" and is about to cut the pigtail. There are telegraph poles, plows, and locomotives hanging from her waist.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Braids (Hairdressing); Progress; Civilization; Men's clothing; China

Date: 1898-10-19

Correct hairdress for the summer

Description:

A typical advertisement from the fashion journals of the time. This one advertised hair pieces from Madame Fried, importer and creator.

Resource Type: Advertisement

Subject: Hairdressing; Wigs; Advertising copy

Date: 1908

Puck Christmas 1908

Description:

Illustration shows a young woman sitting at her dressing table, holding up a mirror to admire her hair, as a maid arranges plant sprigs in her hair.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Grooming for girls; Master and servant; Hairdressing

Date: 1908-12-2

"Why you no cuttee off your queue?"

Description:

Illustration shows an Asian, possibly Chinese, soldier offering scissors labeled "Enlightenment" to Uncle Sam so that he can cut off his long braid labeled "Partisan Politics"; the soldier's own severed braid labeled "Servitude" lies on the ground at his feet. 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Braids (Hairdressing); Chinese--Attitudes; Enlightenment; Partisanship; Slavery; Soldiers; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)

Date: 1912-01-31

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