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Prosperity and the flag

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"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

W-h-o-a!!!

Description:

William McKinley drives a large circus carriage labeled "McKinley's Presidential Band Wagon" pulled by the Republican Elephant labeled "G.O.P." The carriage has come to a stop in front of a sign at the edge of an abyss, which states, "Danger! Results of the McKinley Bill. Decline of wages. Desperate Labor Strikes, and Lock Outs. 1,000,000 Men Out of Employment. Falling off of Customs Revenues $157,000,000. Disappearance of Treasury Surplus of $100,000,000. Net Loss of Gold in Exports $200,000,000." The abyss blocks McKinley from reaching the United States Capitol, seen at far right. The "Band" in the wagon is comprised of "M.A. Hanna," Andrew "Carnegie," John D. "Rockefeller," Theodore and possibly Henry O. "Havemeyer," and Whitelaw Reid playing a drum labeled "N.Y. Tribune." Marching behind the wagon are men carrying banners labeled "Trusts" and "Monopoly."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Monopolies; Trusts, Industrial; Patronage, Political; Circus; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Havemeyer, Henry Osborne, 1847-1907; Havemeyer, Theodore A.

Date: 1896-04-29

He starts in with an Austerlitz

Description:

William McKinley sits on a white horse on a cliff, as the brilliant leader of a successful military campaign, with Mark A. Hanna standing next to him, holding a banner that states, "Three Cheers and a Tiger for Prosperity's Advance Agent!!" In the valley below lie the casualties of the campaign, "Morton, Quay, Allison, Reed, Manley, [and] Cullom," and in the background are John Sherman, Robert T. Lincoln, and Benjamin Harrison. "Manley," Reed's campaign manager, wears a Red Cross on his uniform.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political campaigns; War casualties; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

Date: 1896-05-20

"All aboard for the millennium!"

Description:

"Captain Bill McKinley" stands at the bow of a steamboat labeled "High Protection" and "Monopoly & Co. builders" that has been patched in several places, lists to the stern, and is overloaded with passengers. Mark A. Hanna is standing at the helm in the pilothouse. McKinley is inviting more people to board while the boat is still at dock. A large sign on the wharf states, "Grand Excursion to Washington in the Elegant Steamer 'High Protection,' Bill McKinley, Captain. A Fortune Guaranteed for every Passenger!!! No More Debts!! No More Mortgages!! No More Poverty!! No More Work!!!!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Wealth; Promises; Paddle steamers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1896-06-03

The skeleton at the feast

Description:

Republican politicians wearing Roman togas are seated around a banquet table with a skeleton that is holding a standard labeled "McKinley's Shaky Financial Record." Gathered around the table are John "Sherman," Stephen B. "Elkins," Russell A. "Alger," Charles H. "Grosvenor," William "McKinley," Mark A. "Hanna," Christopher L. "Magee," William M. "Hahn," Joseph B. "Foraker," Cornelius N. "Bliss," Herman H. "Kohlsaat," Edward O. "Wolcott," and Whitelaw "Reid." Caption: The ancient custom of the Romans of seating a skeleton at their banquet-tables, to remind them of death, is now being revived by our Republican friends.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Silver question; Dinners and dining; Tables; Skeleton; Death; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911; Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1896-06-10

The great unknown

Description:

William McKinley, wearing military uniform, appears underneath a large veil on a pedestal labeled "I am the veiled Mahatma of prosperity! Believe in me, ask no questions, and you will all roll in riches!!!" Charles H. Grosvenor stands on the left and Mark A. Hanna on the right dressed as magicians or wizards. A group of men prostrate themselves in the foreground, labeled "Gold Bug, Greenbacker, Free Silver Crank, Populist, High Protection Fanatic, [and] Any Kind of Money Crank." In the background, on both sides, are large crowds, some holding signs labeled "Monopoly, Trusts, Combines, [and] Monopolists."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Trusts, Industrial; Pressure groups; Tariff; Wealth; Promises; Wizards; Magicians; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1896-06-17

Coronation of the autocrat of protection, June 16, 1896

Description:

William McKinley, at the Republican National Convention, wears a royal robe and places a crown labeled "Nomination" and listing the states "Mass., Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Cal. [and] Va." on his head. Charles H. Grosvenor and Mark A. Hanna are near him as high priests, and Herman H. Kohlsaat is a court page holding his robe. Paying their respects, on the right, are Thomas C. Platt, William B. Allison, Matthew S. Quay, Thomas B. Reed, Shelby M. Cullom, and Levi P. Morton. A small portion of the convention hall is visible in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political conventions; Crowns; Coronations; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920

Date: 1896-06-24

The boss of the bosses

Description:

A fireworks display forms a chariot or wagon labeled "McKinleyism" driven by "boss" Mark A. "Hanna." Thomas C. "Platt," Matthew S. "Quay," and Joseph H. "Manley" appear in the display as chained, submissive prisoners following Hanna. Caption: A Republican Fourth of July display of fireworks, now arousing the wonder and admiration of the entire people.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Civic leaders; Supervisors; Prisoners; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905

Date: 1896-07-08

Trying it on

Description:

An unhappy William McKinley, wearing a military hat with cockade labeled "Protection," is at a tailor's shop known as "Hanna, Platt & Co. Political Clothiers." He is being fitted for a coat with "Gold" buttons and a ribbon labeled "Gold Standard." The coat is much too big for him, though the tailors, Mark A. Hanna and Thomas C. Platt, think it is a perfect fit. In the background, a suit hanging on a rack is labeled "Sectional Strife - Very Cheap" and a military uniform on another rack is labeled "Force Bill - Marked Down." Caption: Hanna and Platt--Vell, vell, vell, vat a magnifercent fit!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Gold standard; Clothing and dress; Tailoring; Custom-made clothing; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1896-07-22

No party lines when the national honor is in peril

Description:

The combined forces of the gold standard supporters, including some newspaper editors, and a reluctant William McKinley, march under the standard "The Nation's Credit Must Be Upheld," toward a fort labeled "Fort 16 to 1" flying the banner "Repudiation," and manned by soldiers armed with pitchforks and scythes. The newspaper editors are staffing the big guns labeled "Sound Money Press."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Silver question; Gold standard; Battles; Military campaigns; Politicians; Newspaper editors; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Palmer, John M. (John McAuley), 1817-1900; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Pattison, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1850-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Godkin, Edwin Lawrence, 1831-1902; Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924; Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908

Date: 1896-07-22

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