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A free feast for the congressional colored boys - they are all after a slice

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Print shows several legislators slicing up a large watermelon labeled "River and Harbor Bill" in an effort to carry off a share for themselves, while Chester A. Arthur sleeps in the shade of a tree in the background. George G. Vest carries off a slice labeled "Pistol-Pocket Harbor," James D. Cameron has carved out a small chunk labeled "Washy Washy Creek," Elbridge G. Lapham is eating a slice labeled "Gowanus Back-Water Gutter," and a slice labeled "Blue-Grass Brook" is at the feet of James B. Beck. Beck and Warner Miller work at cutting slices labeled "Wood-Pulp Puddle" and "Skatchekoosis Stream-let," while Lucius Q. C. Lamar and Joseph E. Brown approach from the background, with large knives.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Watermelons; Legislators; Rivers--Law and legislation; Harbors--Law and legislation; United States. Congress; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Lapham, Elbridge Gerry, 1814-1890; Brown, Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894

Date: 1882-07-26

Let the political army have new drums also!

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Ulysses S. Grant is leading his "Grant Boom" band comprised of Samuel J. Tilden, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Roscoe Conkling, William W. Phelps, David Davis, James D. Cameron, John Sherman, James G. Blaine, John Kelly, Winfield Scott Hancock, William Mahone, and John Logan. Most carry drums that are broken or in disrepair. Across the street, in front of the "Political Armory," Puck is operating a makeshift stand, issuing "New Drums for Old Drums." Benjamin F. Butler kicks away his old drum labeled "Butlers Old Policies" and is getting a new drum labeled "Civil Service Reform." Brooklyn Mayor Seth Low and Grover Cleveland are trying out new drums labeled "Independence" and "Civil Service Reform." Other new drums are labeled "Tariff Reform, Political Honesty, Anti-Monopoly, Honesty, [and] For the People." Caption: The U.S. Army is to have new drums. In their day the old drums did good service. Now they must retire and give place to better drums. Phila. Record.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Civil service reform; Honesty; Marching percussion; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-02-14

The Democratic smithy - odd shoes for the mule

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In the interior of a blacksmith's shop, Samuel Randall, Abram Hewitt, and Benjamin Butler are putting oversized shoes labeled "Protection, Free Trade, [and] Incidental Tariff" on a mule labeled "Democracy." Henry Watterson works on a shoe labeled "Western Policy" and Thomas Bayard reaches for a shoe labeled "Elastic Policy." In the right foreground, Charles A. Dana is cooling rods labeled "MacDonald Boom, Hancock, Grace, Hendricks, [and] Tilden." At the furnace are Grover Cleveland, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, and "Robbinson" with irons labeled "Business Principles, Southern Policy, Tariff for Rev. [and] Dodge Policy" in the fire. In the background on the right are John Kelly, Joseph Pulitzer, and Oswald Ottendorfer operating the "Dem. Press Bellows" for the "N.Y. World, N.Y. Star, [and] Staatszeitung." Puck sits on top of a wall in the upper left, next to a notice that states "Tariff Tinkering Done Here."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Forge shops; Blacksmiths; Blacksmithing; Horseshoes; Donkeys; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Ottendorfer, Oswald, 1826-1900; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; McDonald, Joseph E. (Joseph Ewing), 1819-1891; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1883-06-20

He missed the chair, but he has the floor

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Samuel S. Cox, as a court jester, is booted off a podium by a man sitting in the "Speaker's Chair" in a congressional chamber, and is about to land on the floor. Cox is holding a stick with balloons attached labeled "Jokes, Witticisms, [and] Sarcasm," and a book "by S. S. Cox" titled "Why We Laugh" (possibly the new and enlarged 1880 edition of his book first published in 1876) drops to the floor next to him. In the upper right, looking on approvingly, are members of Congress, Allen G. Thurman and Lucius Q. C. Lamar among them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fools and jesters; Legislators; United States. Congress; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1883-12-05

The true inwardness of the Tilden boom - the democratic tribes clamor for Sammy to strike his rocks

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Samuel J. Tilden, pictured as Moses with two rays of light emitting from his forehead, stands with his back to a mountainside where some rocks look like barrels labeled with "$", and a sign that states "This Stream Stopped Running in November 1876." He is confronted by a group of parched (for funds) political aspirants labeled "Hewitt, Watterson, Dana, [Hendricks], Cox, Bayard, Randall, N. Y. Democracy, [Kelly], Payne, Lamar, [and] Thurman," and one man holding a jug labeled "For Campaign Funds." They implore him to strike the rocks and make the money flow.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Bible stories; Campaign funds; Arid regions--Water-supply; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Moses (Biblical leader); Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1884-04-02

A moment of anxiety - who is going to get left?

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President Cleveland, as Santa Claus, stands in front of a fireplace where stockings are hung from the mantle. He has a large sack of toys labeled "Navy, Treasury, Interior, Justice, State, [and] War Dept." on his back, and a cat that looks like John Kelly lies at his feet. Watching from around the room are "Bayard, Randall, Cox, Barnum, McDonald, Slocum, Lamar, Morrison, [Garland], Tilden, Carlisle, Hewitt, Watterson, [and] Thurman," and asleep in a cradle labeled "Independence" is either Carl Schurz or Joseph Pulitzer.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Santa Claus; Christmas; Gifts; Fireplaces; Socks; Cabinet officers; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; McDonald, Joseph E. (Joseph Ewing), 1819-1891; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894

Date: 1884-12-24

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

Compulsory baptism

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President Cleveland, as Ferdinand V sitting on a throne, observes as civil service office seekers are baptized at the font of "Civil Service Reform." Among those depicted are Thomas Hendricks, Charles A. Dana, Thomas F. Grady, "Barnum," George H. Sterling(?), John Kelly, L. Q. C. Lamar, Thomas F. Bayard, "Pendleton," "Carlisle," George W. Curtis, Carl Schurz, and Grover Cleveland. Caption: In 1500, after the conquest of Granada, Ferdinand V. compelled the vanquished Moors to submit to the rite of Baptism.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Baptism; Patronage, Political; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Grady, Thomas Francis, 1853-1912

Date: 1885-03-11

President Cleveland and his cabinet

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President Cleveland sits at a desk between his cabinet members, from the left, "W. C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, Daniel Manning, Secretary of the Treasury, A. H. Garland, Attorney-General, T. F. Bayard, Secretary of State, W. C. Endicott, Secretary of War, W. F. Vilas, Postmaster-General, [and] L. Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior." They are in a hall lined with statues labeled "Navy, War, Justice, State, Treasury, Interior, [and] Post." On the wall at the back of the room is the following quote: "It is the duty of those serving the people in public places to closely limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered. G. Cleveland."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cabinet officers; Sculpture; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893

Date: 1885-03-11

The rehabilitation of the Democratic party

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Inside "Cleveland's Clothing Establishment," President Cleveland and Thomas F. Bayard are fitting a man labeled "Reform Democracy" with the "Thos. Jefferson Pattern," while cabinet members Lucius Q. C. Lamar, William C. Whitney, Daniel Manning, [and] Augustus H. Garland measure, cut, and sew fabric labeled "Justice, Anti-Silver Swindle, New Navy, [and] Honest Administration, Interior Department" on the left side of the shop. A sign on the wall states "No Over-Charging nor Double-Dealing" and a poster shows the "Spring 1885 Styles." Just outside the door is an old man reaching in to grab discarded rags labeled "Spoils System, Old Record, Fraud" and a shillelagh labeled "Rowdy Influence" to place in his cart labeled "G. O. Rep. Party. Highest Price Paid for Castoff Clo's." Caption: The new suit (on the Jeffersonian Pattern) doesn't quite fit yet; but we hope he will grow up to it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Cabinet officers; Tailors; Clothing trade; Ragpickers; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899

Date: 1885-04-15

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