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The Supreme Court, - "as it may hereafter be constituted"

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A trial is taking place at the U.S. Supreme Court where the regular justices have been replaced by hayseed justices. In the foreground is a "Waiting Pen for Gold Bugs and Millionaires" where "W. Rockefeller, J. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, Astor, Sage, Vanderbilt, [and] Gould" are waiting. Caption: If the silverites ever get a chance to put their populistic and revolutionary platform into force.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Populism; Capitalists and financiers; Millionaires; United States. Supreme Court; Rockefeller, William Avery, 1810-1906; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Astor, John Jacob, 1864-1912; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1843-1899; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892

Date: 1896-09-09

A Christmas sermon

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Puck stands on a stage speaking to wealthy philanthropists. From left: an empty seat "reserved for Russell Sage," Mrs. Stanford, Miss [Helen Miller?] Gould, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Vanderbilt, [and] Morgan." Puck is displaying a "Plan for model tenement" and pointing to a view of current tenement housing conditions projected on a screen on the stage. In the "Christmas sermon," Puck is entreating that when these generous millionaires are performing their philanthropy, they not only endow schools and libraries, which benefit "those that already have much," but also "give something to those who have less than nothing."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Philanthropists; Tenement houses; Poor; Charity; Christmas; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905; Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Vanderbilt, Cornelius, 1843-1899; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919

Date: 1900-12-26

The "fake" beggars

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Senator Hanna, wearing a sign "Please help the poor," and J.P. Morgan, carrying a model ship labeled "Leyland S.S. Lines," stand at the end of a pier with the "Ship Yard" behind them. They hold out their hats, one labeled "For a shipping subsidy," to Uncle Sam standing in front of the U.S. Treasury. An enormous ocean-going steamship, flying a banner "American built ships," floats offshore in the distance. Caption: Uncle Sam. -- You are already building up a monopoly without help; - why should I pay you a subsidy?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Economic assistance; Shipbuilding industry; Monopolies; Trusts, Industrial; Capitalists and financiers; Beggars; Fraud; Ships; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913

Date: 1901-06-26

New York Herald, September 7, 1901

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New York Herald, September 7, 1901, pages 3-14:

Page 3: Banner headline: Anarchists Shoots the President -- Six of Clan/Arrested in Chicago --- Doctors Are Hopeful - Black ink drawing the interior of the Temple of Music and portrait of William McKinley - "Leon Czolgosz, Pole, Fired the Shots While He was Shaking Hands with His Victim" - Details of the shooting - "Leading Interests Will Support the Market" - Statement by James Stillman, president of the National City Bank (cont. on pages 4-5)

Page 4: Banner headline: Vice President Roosevelt Hurrying on to Buffalo - Drawings captioned: Bird's Eye View of the Pan-American Exposition Grounds; The Service Building - The President was Taken to the Hospital in This Building - "Description of the President's Wounds" - Statement by George B. Cortelyou

Page 5: Banner headline: Mrs. M'Kinley Brave When Told Her Husband was Hurt - Drawings captioned: McKinley's Birth Place; The Old Sparrow House, Poland, O., Where McKinley Enlisted in 1862; Mrs. Nancy A. McKinley, Mother of the President; McKinley, As a New Recruit - "Mrs. M'Kinley Bravely Receives Terrible News" - How Mrs. McKinley was told - "Mr. Roosevelt Hurries to President's Bedside" - How TR found out about the shooting and got to the train headed to Buffalo - "William Jennings Bryan Says, Wipe Anarchy from the Earth" - Statement by Bryan - "Police Cannot Trace Either Assassin's Past or Friends" - Attempts to locate where Czolgosz came from - "All Nations May Join In Stamping Out Anarchism" - Reaction of foreign diplomats in Washington and proposed actions

Page 6: Banner headline: Leading Financiers Plan to Meet the Shock to Wall Street - Seven portrait photographs of Mrs. McKinley through the years; photograph of William McKinley at the time of his marriage; McKinley home in Canton - "Members of the Cabinet Hurrying to Buffalo" - Where various current and former Cabinet members were when they heard the news - "Consternation at the White House" - How the news of McKinley's shooting reached people in the White House - "Mr. Roosevelt May Be President on Ground of 'Inability to Act'" - Speculation about any transfer of power - "Herald Sends News to Liner at Sea" - One example of the unique ways the news spread - "News of Tragedy Levels All Ranks at Washington" - How news spread in Washington and comments from some officials - "Precautions to Guard President" - General discussion of the President's security

Page 7: Banner headline: Whole Country Shocked by the News of the Shooting - Portrait photograph of Theodore Roosevelt (copyrighted 1898 by G.G. Rockwood) - "Prayers for President, Curses for Assassin" - Statements from Chauncey Depew, Thomas Platt and other politicans about McKinley's shooting - "Cardinal Gibbons' Eloquent Tribute" - "'It is Horrible! Awful!' Senator Hanna Exclaims" - Mark Hanna's reactions after finding out about McKinley's shooting from an Associated Press reporter - "Our Vice President as His Speeches Show Him" - Roosevelt's views on five issues with excerpts from speeches - "Americans Besiege London Wire Offices" - Reaction from Americans in London and English newspapers - "Deserved Lynching, Says Cornelius Bliss" - Anti-anarchist - "Stocks Declined When President Garfield Was Shot" - List of principal stocks and the values on July 1 and 2, 1881

Page 8: Banner headline: Three Other Presidents Have Been Attacked by Assassins - Portrait photographs of King Humbert of Italy, The Late Empress of Austria, President Carnot of France, Caserio Santo, Luchennie, Bresci - "Financiers are Alert, But Fully Confident" - Statements of big businessman including J.P. Morgan - "History in Brief of Attacks on Rulers' Lives" - List of assassinations and attempts from around the world - "News of the Shooting Plunges Canton in Grief" - "'Mr. M'Kinley Has an Even Chance'" - Speculation by Dr. Robert Reyburt

Page 9: - "New Yorkers Shocked, Seek News Bulletins" - How news was spread in New York City - "His Life One of Great Events" - Biography of McKinley - "It Must Have Been the Act of a Madman" - Statement by Grover Cleveland

Page 10: - Short news items and editorials, including some about McKinley

Page 11: - "Mr. M'Kinley's Changed Policy" - Speculation in German newspaper about McKinley changing protectionist policies, based on McKinley's speech at the Pan Am - "Methodists Cheer M'Kinley's Words" - News item from conference - pre-shooting

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Presidents--Assassination; American newspapers; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; McKinley, Ida Saxton, 1847-1907; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1901-09-07

President shot; likely to recover

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Articles provide updates on various aspects of the shooting of President McKinley. Some of the articles throughout the newspaper include: updates on McKinley's condition, details of the shooting, Vice-President Roosevelt's status, comments from prominent politicians, and the investigation of men associated with the crime.

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Anarchists; Presidents--Assassination; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913

Date: 1901-09-07

Letter from Nicholas Murray Butler to Theodore Roosevelt

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Nicholas Murray Butler doesn't believe that J. Pierpont Morgan controls the New York Sun. Paul Dana and William MacKay Laffan appear to be influential and Butler recommends they be contacted. Butler claims that Edward F. McSweeney is the "ablest man" in the Immigration Bureau and recommends that President Roosevelt investigate the immigration matter further.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Press and politics; Employees--Appointment, qualifications, tenure, etc.; Governmental investigations; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Dana, Paul, 1852-1930; Laffan, William MacKay, 1848-1909; McSweeney, Edward F. (Edward Francis), 1864-; Fitchie, Thomas; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Powderly, Terence Vincent, 1849-1924

Date: 1901-10-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Nicholas Murray Butler

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President Roosevelt did not ask Speyer because that would have meant including Jacob Schiff or hurting his feelings. J. Pierpont Morgan will be "the big representative man of New York."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: New York (State)--New York; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920

Date: 1902-02-01

Letter from Leslie M. Shaw to George B. Cortelyou

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Secretary Shaw returns a letter from Luther B. Wilson pertaining to the National Bank Act. Upon request of President Roosevelt, he then submits three observations about this act. One, the plan is too detailed. Two, having nine Currency Commissioners is too many; Shaw suggests a board of three. Three, no new government bonds should be issued because they would be at a premium and the country would never accept the issuance of new bonds during peace time. Shaw likens issuing bonds because banks want them to issuing money because the public wants it.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Banking law; Bonds; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Wilson, Luther B. (Luther Barton), 1856-1928

Date: 1902-04-11

President is fearless

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Newspaper article supporting President Roosevelt's antitrust policy, including an anecdote about Roosevelt easily and rapidly ending a conference with a concerned J. Pierpont Morgan.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Northern Securities Company; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916

Date: 1902-05-11

Commercial might versus divine right

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A huge J.P. Morgan carries a cornucopia filled with railroads, ships, telegraph lines, and steel rails as examples of the broad range of industry he controls. As he strides forward, the German emperor and the King of Great Britain are brushed aside. Caption: The modern trust king brings dismay to the old kings of Europe.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Divine right of kings; Rich people; Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941

Date: 1902-05-21

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