Report prepared at the request of the United States Senate
containing the government correspondence regarding the retirement
of Constantin Catacazy, Russian minister to the United States from
1869-1871. President Grant and the State Department sought the
removal of Catacazy due to his poor conduct. However, he remained
as minister until after Grand Duke Alexei's trip to the United
States, because a minister needed to be present for the visit and
there wasn't sufficient time to replace Catacazy before Alexei's
Diplomatic and consular service, Russian; Diplomatic etiquette; International relations; Russia; United States. Congress. Senate; Catacazy, Constantin; Alekseĭ Aleksandrovich, Grand Duke of Russia, 1850-1908
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!"
Diplomats; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); International relations; Soldiers; Anarchism; Irish; Great Britain; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
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."
International relations; Relations with Great Britain; Anarchism; Great Britain; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898
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.
Lions; International relations; Boxing; Giants--Folklore; Charity; Relations with Great Britain; Great Britain
Illustration shows Columbia sitting on a rock on the coast as
men bring packages of supplies labeled "From Ohio, Missouri, From
New York, [and] California"; just offshore, men pull on the oars of
a rowboat laden with large bundles labeled "For German Sufferers"
and "For Germany" and a large money bag. In the background, debris
floats on the high waters of devastating floods. Overhead are fair
weather clouds labeled "Charity" and dark clouds, which drop more
rain, labeled "Suffering [and] Distress."
Floods; Assistance in emergencies; International relations; Food; Columbia (Symbolic character); Clouds; Germany
Uncle Sam stands at the head of a table at a dinner party in
honor of the "Bi-Centennial Celebration of the First German
Settlement." Columbia sits next to him. Around the table are a
"Spaniard, Swede, German, Englishman, Russian, Chinese, Irishman"
and at the far end an "Italian" hurdy-gurdy man, also a "French"
chef entering on the left, carrying a large peacock on a tray, and
an African American servant spilling trays of food on the
Englishman and the Chinese man. In a cradle on the floor next to
Columbia are two infants labeled "Malagasy" and "Corean." Uncle Sam
is offering a toast to the well-dressed German man standing at
center. Puck, standing on the front side of the table, holding his
lithographic pencil, offers a bouquet of flowers. Hanging from a
garland on the wall in the background, beneath the heading
"Germantown 1683-1883," are portraits of Baron von "Steuben,"
George "Washington," and Marquis de "Lafayette."
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); African Americans--Employment; International relations--Centennial celebrations, etc.; Dinners and dining; Toasts; Organ grinders; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834; Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794
Print shows a large elephant labeled "Bismarck" lifting
"Alfonso" XII high over the head of a soldier labeled
"France." Caption: The Uhlan King "I'm taller than YOU,
International relations; Relations with Spain; Relations with France; Elephants; Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885
Print shows Uncle Sam, Columbia, and Puck sitting at a table,
ready to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey dinner in a gallery with
paintings on the wall in the background. Uncle Sam is gesturing
toward these paintings, which depict Irish uprisings and unrest in
England, volcanoes in Java, earthquakes in Italy, "Cholera" as the
grim reaper in Egypt, French colonialism, anarchy in Spain, German
militarism, and Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, standing on the
body of a peasant in a painting titled "Russian Reform." On the far
right, at a dock labeled "U.S. Navy," a ship in disrepair leans to
one side. A bulldog gnaws on a bone labeled "New York" beneath a
bench on the left. Caption: Uncle Sam "Well, we seem to be getting
along a little better than the rest of the world, and if we can't
be thankful for all that we have, we may at least be thankful that
there are some things we haven't."
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); Thanksgiving Day; Dinners and dining; Turkeys; Art museums; International relations; Anarchism; Alexander II, Emperor of Russia, 1818-1881
Illustration shows "Germania" and "Columbia" holding hands above
and behind a child-like Otto von Bismarck who is tearing papers
labeled "Lasker Resolution" while sitting on the floor among other
torn papers labeled "German Emigration" and "French Lampoon," and a
broken pull-toy of a pig labeled "American Pork" into which he has
driven nails with a hammer labeled "Bad Temper." Caption: Germania
to Columbia - "We shall still remain friends, in spite of this
foolish old man!"
Columbia (Symbolic character); Relations with Germany; International relations; Anger; Toys; Emigration and immigration; Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898; Lasker, Eduard, 1829-1884
Illustration shows "Britannia" standing on the left, holding
"Concessions to Ireland" and "Hibernia" standing on the right in a
militant pose; between them is a nasty looking man with two
"Dynamite" bombs slung over his shoulders.
Britannia (Symbolic character); Autonomy and independence movements; International relations--Foreign countries; Women's clothing--Symbolic aspects; Anarchism; Dynamite; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Great Britain; Ireland