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"Whitelaw Reid refuses to accept the New York senatorship"

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Illustration shows Whitelaw Reid, dressed as a dandy, turning away from a young woman labeled "N. Y. State" who is carrying a bucket labeled "Reform Milk" and headed in a direction indicated by a sign "To Reform." He is turning down a marriage proposal before it has been offered. Caption: "I cannot marry you, my pretty maid!" / "Nobody axed you, sir!" she said.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Elections; Legislators; Legislative bodies; Marriage proposals; Civil service reform; Clothing and dress; Dandies; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1884-12-03

It never loses its popularity

Description:

A young man and a young woman are sitting on a love seat. He holds her hand and appears ready to propose to her, while behind them question marks labeled "Tariff Question, Chinese Question, Armenian Question, Silver Question, Cuban Question, Venezuelan Question, Boundary Line, Mafia Question, [and] Bering Sea Question" hover in the air. Caption: "Questions" may come, and "questions" may go; but, thank goodness, this "question" goes on for ever!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Marriage proposals; Courtship; Currency question; International relations; Boundaries

Date: 1896-03-04

To save the American girl

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Illustration shows a customs official ushering a royal tramp on board a steamer as a wealthy American woman, with thoughts of a royal wedding, holds up a bag full of money. Caption: Deport the vagrant nobleman as we deport other vagrants.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Nobility; Rich people; Marriage proposals; Tramps; Customs administration--Officials and employees

Date: 1900-12-05

Going through the rapids

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Illustration shows a young man asking his girlfriend's father for her hand in marriage. Caption: Cholly Mr. Jones, I want your daughter; - our mutual love is as strong and tumultuous as the rapids of Niagara. / Mr. Jones Well, have you got a "barrel" big enough for two?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Courtship; Marriage proposals; Rich people

Date: 1901-11-13

George, I cant' say no

Description:

Sheet music for "George, I Can't Say No," a song about a man and woman getting married against the girl’s mother’s wishes. Alice Roosevelt Longworth is mentioned in a verse as, according to the lyrics, she declined marriage proposals from Nicholas Longworth twelve times.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Marriage proposals; Betrothal; Humorous music; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980; Longworth, Nicholas, 1869-1931

Date: 1906

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