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The trials and tribulations of the transferred "coburger"

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Illustration shows a dejected soldier sitting at a train station beneath a sign that states "Trains Leave Every Hour for Fort Tombstone Fort Lonesome Fort Scalp'em and all Western Army Outposts" and near another sign that states "Special Accommodations for Transferred Army Officers," with an infant on his lap and his traveling orders labeled "Ordered to go West Secy. Endicott" between his knees. His extended family of wife, mother-in-law(?), children's nanny, and several rambunctious children accompany him. In the lower right foreground is a valise labeled "Major Dunerfull." Caption: The effect of government reform on a military man of quiet domestic ambitions.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Armed Forces--Officers; Families; Railroad stations; Military policy; Military reform

Date: 1885-08-26

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Edwin Lawrence Godkin

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Assistant Secretary Roosevelt left the New York Police Department because there was nothing left for him to accomplish in the "preposterous system." He has always been interested in the Navy and looks forward to applying some of his "pet theories." Roosevelt would like to discuss naval and foreign policy with Mr. Godkin. Original and copy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: War of 1812; Military policy; Sea-power; Meetings; New York (N.Y.). Police Department; United States. Navy

Date: 1897-07-24

The fearless toreador

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Émile Zola, as a bullfighter holding a cape labeled "La Vérité" and a quill pen labeled "Zola," faces a charging bull that is wearing a phrygian cap labeled "France" and has been stabbed in the back of the neck with a banderilla labeled "La Débâcle." After a military investigation and trial acquitted Ferdinand Esterhazy of treason, placing the guilt on Alfred Dreyfus, Zola published an open letter to the president of France demanding that the truth be made known and that the miscarriage of justice, "La Débâcle," that has come to be known as the Dreyfus Affair, be corrected.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Military policy; Corruption; Treason; Fraud; Honesty; Blame; Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935; Zola, Émile, 1840-1902

Date: 1898-02-16

A new legend in an old dress

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William II, Emperor of Germany, is a knight holding a large sword labeled "Germany," keeping guard over two female figures in chains labeled "Alsace" and "Lorraine" in the tower of a medieval castle, while across a body of water sits an angry knight, Félix Faure, holding a sword labeled "France."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871); Military policy; Alsace-Lorraine question; Military occupation; Knights and knighthood; France--Alsace; France--Lorraine; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Faure, Félix, 1841-1899

Date: 1898-02-16

Satisfying their curiosity

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John Bull sits on a strong fortress representing England, with a telescope in one hand and strings attached to battleships in the other. On the edge of the continent are four figures representing "Germany" (William II), "Austria" (Franz Joseph I), "Italy" (Umberto I) and "France" (Felix Faure) wondering what John Bull is doing. In the background, a battle rages between the United States and Spain around the island of Cuba. Caption: The Continental Powers--What are you doing there? / John Bull--Oh! nothing, nothing at all; - just looking on!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); John Bull (Symbolic character); Kings and rulers; Vigilance (Psychology); Fortification; Military policy; Intervention; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; Faure, Félix, 1841-1899

Date: 1898-05-18

The peril of France - at the mercy of the octopus

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An octopus with the head of a French military officer (which may represent General Boisdeffre or General Gonse), wearing a plumed hat labeled "Militarism," has settled over Paris, France, with its tentacles extending in all directions. The tentacles are labeled "Deception, Dishonor, Forgery, Assassination, Corruption, Falsehood, [and] Blackmail." Caught in their grasp are military officers Georges "Picquart" and Alfred "Dreyfus," two female figures labeled "Honor" and "Justice," and the author Émile "Zola" holding a quill pen labeled "J'Accuse."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Military policy; Corruption; Treason; Fraud; Octopuses; France--Paris; Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935; Picquart, Georges, 1854-1914; Zola, Émile, 1840-1902

Date: 1898-10-26

Will she be rescued?

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An ape-like figure wears a hat labeled "Militarism" and holds a stone labeled "Forgery." He is wounded in the side with an arrow labeled "J'Accuse," and he is holding a female figure labeled "French Republic." The ape may represent Alfred Dreyfus or one of several French military officials involved in the Dreyfus affair.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Military policy; Treason; Extortion; Apes; Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935

Date: 1899-01-18

Theodore Roosevelt's reply to Mr. Bryan at Evansville, Indiana

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Governor Roosevelt responds to questions raised by William Jennings Bryan regarding trusts, expansion of the military, and Filipino policy. He defends the Republican's trust policy, an army of 100,000 men, and the legitimacy of the acquisition of the Philippines. Two copies, one with handwritten revisions.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Military policy; Territorial expansion; Colonies--Administration; Colonies--Politics and government; Philippines; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925

Date: 1900-10-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Bradley T. Johnson

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Vice President Roosevelt responds to General Johnson's letter of May 25, 1901, and reflects on his friendship with the General. Roosevelt also reacts to the international press's criticism of a recent speech he gave in Buffalo, New York. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Monroe doctrine; Military policy; International relations--Press coverage; Thank-you notes; Wives; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Politicians--Public opinion; European newspapers; England--City of London; Germany; New York (State)--Buffalo; Monroe, James, 1758-1831

Date: 1901-05-31

Letter from Walter Howard Loving to Theodore Roosevelt

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Walter Howard Loving has heard that African Americans will not be commissioned to serve with Filipino troops in the Philippines. As such, he requests an appointment as a messenger in the United States Senate.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Officers; Armed Forces--African American troops; Military policy; Race discrimination; Messengers; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Philippines; United States. Army; United States. Congress. Senate

Date: 1901-08-25

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