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Phryne before the Chicago tribunal

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Illustration showing Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine as the prostitute "Phryne", revealed by Whitelaw Reid, wearing shorts, a bib labeled "Magnetic Pad," and covered with tattoos relating to his various shady dealings, standing before Republican delegates who are dressed as Greek senators. Among those depicted are George W. Curtis, William M. Evarts, Carl Schurz, a youthful Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Bristow, Warner Miller, William H. Robertson, John A. Logan, John Sherman, James Donald Cameron, Simon Cameron, Benjamin Harrison, and George F. Edmunds. Drawing is based on J. L. Gerome's 1861 painting "Phyrne Before the Areopagus." Caption: Ardent Advocate "Now, Gentlemen, don't make any mistake in your decision! Here's purity and magnetism for you - can't be beat!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Politicians; Political corruption; Judicial councils; Judicial process; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896; Robertson, William Henry, 1823-1898; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

Date: 1884-06-04

Cleveland's entry into Washington - March 4th. 1885

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Grover Cleveland rides the Democratic donkey past the "Republican R. R. R. Hotel" on the way to his inauguration. He is surrounded by a host of characters that includes many political figures and newspaper editors, including Joseph F. Keppler with his diminutive character Puck. Among those depicted are: Roscoe Conkling, George Edmunds, Augustus Garland, "Hampton," "William H. Barnum," L. Q. C. Lamar, "Grace," "Jones," Joseph Pulitzer, James G. Bennett, Henry B. Ward, Samuel J. Randall, Thomas Hendricks, Abram S. Hewitt, U. S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, "McDonas," Daniel Manning, George W. Curtis, Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel J. Tilden, Thomas F. Bayard (carrying a flag that states "Public Office is a Public Trust. G. Cleveland"), Joseph Medill, William C. Endicott, John Logan, James G. Blaine, Carl Schurz, William F. Vilas, Cox, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin Harrison, Henry Watterson, and Hermann "Raster." Also shown is Puck's Independent Party figure and papers labeled "Compliments of C. A. Dana."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Parades; Presidents--Inauguration; Newspaper editors; Politicians; Washington (D.C.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Raster, Hermann, 1827-1891

Date: 1885-03-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt detailing a recent visit by his wife Edith's mother and sister.  He also discusses his and Edith's trip to Geneseo.  Both he and Edith are enjoying the country and sporting events.  Roosevelt also discusses the upcoming presidential election and Fourth of July festivities.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Leisure; Horses; Elections; Fourth of July celebrations; Carow, Emily Tyler, 1865-1939; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1888-07-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about current happenings in Oyster Bay, New York. The Roosevelts have been entertaining guests and playing tennis and polo.  Roosevelt also discusses the upcoming election and thinks that Benjamin Harrison will be a good candidate.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election--Public opinion; Entertaining; Polo; Tennis; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1888-07-30

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt, updating her on the status of his trip west and where he plans to go.  He plans to return to New York in October in time for the lead up to the election.  Roosevelt is pleased with the Republican presidential candidate Benjamin Harrison.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Travel; Hunting; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1888-08-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Warland Clapp

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Theodore Roosevelt writes William Warland Clapp to thank him for supporting his work as Civil Service Commissioner. Roosevelt says that he may be a small part of Benjamin Harrison's administration but his policy must accepted as part of the administration's policy. He says some "mugwumps" are trying to separate his work from the administration. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Civil service reform; Presidents; Thank-you notes; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1889-07-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about recent happenings in Washington.  Roosevelt has begun to vary his civil service work with his "chief ally" being Charles Bonaparte.  He recently spent a few days in New York visiting with friends. He reports their sister, Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, is having difficulty with her in-laws.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Entertaining; Dinners and dining; Civil service reform; Judges; Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933; Bonaparte, Charles J. (Charles Joseph), 1851-1921; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1891-04-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about a political dinner that he and wife Edith recently attended and his feelings toward a Senator. He has been doing quite a bit of horseback riding and has made good progress in his Baltimore investigation. His history of New York manuscript has been well received.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Dinners and dining; Horsemanship; Academic writing--Evaluation; Civil service reform; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1891-04-19

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

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Commissioner Roosevelt is unsure when he can leave due to work commitments and a scheduled meeting with President Harrison regarding the extension of the classified service. He cannot accept Rachel Thorndike's invitation as he will be eating lunch with Representative Lodge and dining with Frank Lowell. However, he will make sure to see Thorndike. Roosevelt would love to see Ted Roosevelt and wishes that Archibald Roosevelt was better.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Scheduling; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; La Farge, Florence Bayard Lockwood, 1864-1944; Lowell, Francis C. (Francis Cabot), 1855-1911; Thorndike, Rachel

Date: 1892?

"The people wanted a change, and they got it" - Benj. Harrison / But the change was made in 1889, and we are still suffering from it - Puck

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On the left, Grover Cleveland tips his hat as he leaves office in 1889, after passing the key to a large safe labeled "U.S. Treasury" with a "Surplus $100,000,000 Dollars" to incoming president Benjamin Harrison. On the right, President Cleveland, returning to the presidency in 1893, gestures toward the safe as Benjamin Harrison departs. The door to the safe is broken off its hinges and labeled "Looted," and the safe is now empty. Harrison tips his hat on his way out.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Safes; Debts, Public; Presidents--Transition periods; Robbery; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1893-08-23

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