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Theodore Roosevelt and the Harvard Advocate staff

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Group portrait of thirteen members of the Harvard Advocate staff, including Theodore Roosevelt, standing in back row on the right.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: College student newspapers and periodicals; Harvard College (1780- ); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1880

Hyenas at work

Description:

Print shows a pack of hyenas labeled "N.Y. Commercial, N.Y. Sun, N.Y. Herald, Washtn. Post, The Rosecrans Letters, [and] 306" crowded around a sepulchral monument to James A. Garfield labeled "Fame." Those hyenas labeled "306" are pulling on a rope that spells "Slander" tied to the top of the monument. A lightning bolt labeled "Public Contempt" has severed the rope, spilling the hyenas into an abyss labeled "Oblivion." The number "306" represents the number of delegates who supported Ulysses S. Grant for a third term at the 1880 Republican Convention.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Republican National Convention; Hyenas; Newspapers; Corruption; Tombs; Sepulchral monuments; Public opinion; Abyss; Libel and slander; Contempt (Attitude); Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881

Date: 1882-03-22

Rushing the season

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Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya," "McVeaghia No Chancea," "Tildenus Fossilis," "Blainea Sunstrokea," "Hewittia Tariffia," "Shermania Honestia," and "Thurmania Ragbabia." At center is a figure fashioned from quill pens, a drum labeled "Press," and newspapers labeled "Louisville Courier Journal, N. Y. Sun, Tribune, Herald, Advertiser, Times, [and] Cincinnati C[...]," holding a potted plant labeled "Arthuria Accidentalia." A politician holding a spade labeled "Out of a Job" gestures toward the door of the greenhouse. In the background is the "White House." Among the plants are Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Samuel J. Tilden, Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Wayne MacVeagh, George F. Edmunds, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, Abram S. Hewitt, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Blaine, David Davis, and a plant identified as "Adams Icebergea."  Caption: Unoccupied Politician "Oh, I assure you, my dear Mr. Press, it's none too early to begin to set out the Presidential Plants!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Greenhouses; Plants; Plants, Potted; Politicians; Newspapers; White House (Washington, D.C.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895

Date: 1882-04-05

Another bombardment - the newspaper fleet firing on the Bedouins in Washington

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Print shows newspaper editors Charles A. Dana, James G. Bennett, Carl Schurz, Henry Watterson, George W. Curtis, and Whitelaw Reid, as well as Puck, with a fleet of paper gunboats labeled "N.Y. Times, N.Y. Sun, N.Y. Herald, Ev. Post, Puck, Brooklyn Eagle, Courier-Journal, Harpers, Phila Times, Mail, [and] N.Y. Tribune." The fleet is firing cannons, "ink" bottles, and pens, bombarding a fortress flying a flag labeled "Plunder," where the walls are comprised of paper bundles labeled "Bills, Jobs, Bargains, Corrupt Bills, [and] Logrolling." The fortress is defended by "Robeson Bey" standing at center with a bandage labeled "Record" around his head, "Keifer" and "Jones," with John A. Logan labeled "306," James D. Cameron, David Davis, John Sherman, and others. Cannonballs burst among them labeled "Criticism, Censure, [and] Condemnation." The fortress cannons are labeled "River & Harbor Bill $20,000,000, Pension Arrears $103,962,300, Monitor Job, Public Buildings, Mileage Steal, [and] Mississippi Levee." Within the fortress are the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Treasury labeled "Ammunition House."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Corruption; Newspapers; Newspaper editors; Fortification; Bombardment; Gunboats; Public opinion; Scandals; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.); Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1882-08-02

The death-watch - the execution postponed

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A woman labeled "Republican Party" is held in the "Condemned Cell" of a jail labeled "To Be Executed Nov. 6th 1883," with Charles A. Dana labeled "Jailor" and Henry Watterson labeled "Turnkey." Watterson looks dismayed and Dana appears shocked when Puck, as a "Messenger Boy," arrives with a newspaper that states "Reprieve - Nov. 6th - By Order of the People."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Jails; Newspapers; Executions and executioners; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1883-11-14

The dynamiter's false friends

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Newspaper editors Whitelaw Reid and Murat Halstead try to distance themselves from Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa holding newspaper headlines that indicate their earlier support. Caption: They liked him before election - they disown him now.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Newspapers--Headlines; Newspaper editors; Allegiance; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908

Date: 1884-02-04

The Bad Lands Cow Boy

Description:

February 7, 1884, edition of The Bad Lands Cow Boy.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: American newspapers; Cattle herding; Ranching; Cowboys--Social life and customs; North Dakota--Medora

Date: 1884-02-07

The Bad Lands Cow Boy Newspaper

Description:

The Bad Lands Cow Boy contains local, territorial, and federal news articles. In addition, it contains information about the cattle and ranching industry, criminal reports, a railroad schedule, and several advertisements.

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Cattle trade; Ranching; Americans--Politics and government; American newspapers; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Badlands; Morès, Antoine Amédée Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896; Hoffmann, Athenais Grymes von, 1832-1897

Date: 1884-02-07

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna about the recent happenings at the Chicago Republican nominating convention.  Roosevelt is very disappointed about the nomination of James G. Blaine as the Republican candidate for president.  He is going to take a break from politics and spend time at his North Dakota ranch. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Political conventions; American newspapers; Travel; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-06-08

The Bad Lands Cow Boy Newspaper

Description:

The Bad Lands Cow Boy contains local, territorial, and federal news articles. In addition, it contains information about the cattle and ranching industry, criminal reports, a railroad schedule, and several advertisements.

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: Cattle trade; Ranching; Americans--Politics and government; American newspapers; United States--Little Missouri River; North Dakota--Badlands

Date: 1884-08-07

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