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Honor to McKinley!

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Joseph Pulitzer and a monkey, possibly meant to represent William R. Hearst, are pictured as cyclones producing trails of yellow journalism newspapers with outrageous headlines, calling for a declaration of war; while President McKinley calmly reads a paper that states "The People of the United States have full confidence in your Patriotism, Integrity, & Bravery. They know you will act justly and wisely: decent press."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Newspaper publishing; Journalism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1898-03-23

Anything for a scandal

Description:

President McKinley stands at the edge of a mud-hole labeled "Slander" and "Abuse," his right hand raised in a "stop" gesture, and holding in his left hand a mud-splattered American flag. Three diminutive figures are standing in the mud-hole in the process of throwing mud. They are William Jennings Bryan, Joseph Pulitzer labeled "N.Y. World," and William Randolph Hearst labeled "N.Y. Journal." The U.S. Capitol is in the background.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Newspapers; Publishers and publishing; Flags; Libel and slander; Journalism; Imperialism; Washington (D.C.); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1898-09-28

Puck to the rescue

Description:

A female figure sits on a stone bench writing a list of names in a large book, including "McKinley, Dewey, Sampson, Schley, Hobson and his crew, Wainwright, Clark, Miles, Shafter, Wheeler, Roosevelt, [and] Wood." Behind her, Puck has erected two monuments on a "Barren Island," topped with statues of "Pulitzer" and "Hearst." Each monument is papered with yellow sheets of paper that give credit for the success of the American forces in Spanish-American War to both Pulitzer and Hearst. Caption: He erects a monument to two celebrities that history has neglected.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism; Monuments; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1898-10-05

An unequal contest; they can find no flaw in his armor

Description:

Print shows diminutive gladiators labeled "Jones," "J.D. Sayers" with large sword labeled "State Anti-Trust Laws," "Bryan" with large sword labeled "Demagogism," "Hearst," "Pingree," "Hogg of Texas" with sword labeled "State Law," Theodore Roosevelt with sword labeled "Roosevelt," and "Alger," and also Joseph Pulitzer. A crowd in the background carries banners that state "Down with Trusts" and "Down with Dept. Stores." They are struggling against a large gladiator wearing armor labeled "Trusts, Power to Undersell Competitors, Vested Rights, Right to Buy and Sell, Natural Right of Association, Business Progress, Steady Work, [and] Payment of Good Wages." The gladiator is carrying a shield labeled "Constitution of the U.S." and a sword labeled "Low Prices."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil rights; States' rights (American politics); Antitrust law; Trusts, Industrial; Gladiators; Armor; Sayers, Joseph Draper, 1841-1929; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907; Hogg, James Stephen, 1851-1906; Pingree, Hazen S., 1840-1901; Jones, James K. (James Kimbrough), 1839-1908

Date: 1899-07-26

The cleansing of New York

Description:

Illustration showing a large hand labeled "LAW" holding up by the collar newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst, with view of New York City in the background. Caption: Why not make a clean job of it while we're at it?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Publishers and publishing; Newspapers; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1900-04-04

Letter from E. E. Garrison to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

E. E. Garrison recommends that President Roosevelt write a book about his views on current issues. He provides an outline of potential topics.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Democratic Party (U.S.); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Platt, Orville Hitchcock, 1827-1905; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1902-04-08

Letter from Henry Martyn Hoyt to George B. Cortelyou

Description:

Henry L. Burnett, United States Attorney at New York, would appreciate more time for his investigation into the petition of William Randolph Hearst to institute proceedings against the anthracite coal operators.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Governmental investigations; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Anthracite coal industry; Burnett, Henry L. (Henry Lawrence), 1838-1916; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1902-10-13

A standard of gentlemanliness

Description:

Letter to the editor faulting an unnamed Southern governor for visiting William Randolph Hearst and not President Roosevelt. The writer of the letter, "New Yorker," claims that this displays what the governor believes constitutes a gentleman. In a handwritten note, Richard Watson Gilder indicates that he wrote the letter.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Letters to the editor; Etiquette; Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1903-02-04

Letter from Harrison Gray Otis to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Harrison Gray Otis offers predictions and recommendations regarding the upcoming presidential campaign. He believes that there will be a split in the Democratic Party which will allow the Republicans to attract principled, patriotic Democrats. Otis is worried about the future of the country and hopes for unity among patriotic men of both parties.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political campaigns; Political parties--Platforms; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1903-05-01

Mail carriers united for "our friend"

Description:

Conventions of letter carriers across the country are passing resolutions endorsing Representative Hearst as the Democratic presidential candidate.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Politicians--Public opinion; Letter carriers; Congresses and conventions; Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951

Date: 1903-06-02

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