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A grand Shakesperian [sic] revival

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur as King Henry IV on a cobblestone street, with Jay Gould and William H. Vanderbilt holding his cape, and accompanied by John P. Jones; he is accosted by Roscoe "Sir John" Conkling who proposes to speak on behalf of Thomas C. "Master Shallow" Platt. Behind them are Thomas J. Brady and Stephen W. Dorsey. Ulysses S. Grant and John A. Logan are standing on the left, at the head of Arthur's entourage. Includes text for brief exchange between Arthur and Conkling from "(2nd Part of King Henry IV, Act V - Sc. 5)". Caption: (Which we have but little hope of seeing on the stage of the National Capitol).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Patronage, Political; Kings and rulers; Nobility; England; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1881-10-05

Rip Van Winkle's return

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Illustration shows a scene outside a building labeled "Washington Inn" with an image of the U.S. Capitol on the sign; a large group of Republican legislators, politicians, and others are laughing at an old man wearing tattered clothing labeled "Democracy." He looks dazed, as though he has just wandered in from the past; his walking stick is dated "1861." Two dogs labeled "N.Y. Tribune" and "N.Y. Times" sniff at his heels. Among those present are George M. Robeson, Ulysses S. Grant, John Logan, James Gillespie Blaine, Chester Alan Arthur (dressed as a woman, serving food and drinks), Charles J. Folger, George Frisbie Hoar, Joseph Warreb Keifer, Horace F. Page, William Mahone (doing a hand-stand), J. D. Cameron, Roscoe Conkling, John Sherman, George F. Edmunds, John P. Jones and Thomas Collier Platt.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character); Democracy; Taverns (Inns); Laughter; Older people; Legislators; Presidents--Elections; Dogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-03-14

Our national dog-show

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Illustration shows a dog show where a variety of breeds are competing; in the upper left corner, labeled the "Judges' Stand" are several newspaper editors, among them are James Gordon Bennett, Whitelaw Reid, Murat Halstead, Charles A. Dana, Henry Watterson, and George W. Curtis. They are judging two dogs, Winfield Scott Hancock and Samuel J. Tilden. Other dogs depicted are "Sesquipedalian Sleuth Hound Evarts, Mulligan Mongrel, Rossa Runt - take care dangerous, Lap Dogs Monopoly Breed", also Chester A. Arthur, William Mahone, Thomas C. Platt, Roscoe Conkling, James D. Cameron, John Logan, "Pointer Bayard, Tammany Tarrier, House Dog Edson, Dachshund, Toby Dog, Poodle, Water-dog", David Davis, U.S. Grant, "Tewksbury Ratter, Hoar-Hound, Hybrid Hayes" and at center, "Puck's entry Cleveland - S. Low".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Dog shows; Politicians; Newspaper editors; Presidents--Elections; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904

Date: 1883-05-09

The grand opening march over the Brooklyn Bridge

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A large procession crosses the newly-completed Brooklyn Bridge. At the front, dressed as policemen with nightsticks, are several newspaper editors. Among them are James Gordon Bennett, Oswald Ottendorfer, Whitelaw Reid, Murat Halstead, Joseph Pulitzer, Charles A. Dana, and Carl Schurz. Puck follows at center on a white horse, with a group of dandies on the right, one labeled "Freddie," and a group of "Political Tramps" on the left, including George M. Robeson, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas C. Platt, James G. Blaine, and Roscoe Conkling. John Kelly is at the lead of the "Tammany Heelers," followed by Hubert O. Thompson with the "New York Street Cleaning Department." Behind them comes "Puck's Monopoly Target Company" with Russell Sage, William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, and Cyrus W. Field. On the left is a masonic group labeled "F. & A.M." carrying a goat on a pedestal. Beneath the bridge is a boat labeled "The Dynamiter" filled with angry anarchists. Caption: Puck follows the example of the illustrated newspapers, and gives an accurate picture of the event one day before it takes place - and don't you forget it!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Parades; Parties; Newspaper editors; Politicians; Dandies; Civil service--Employees; New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn Bridge; Ottendorfer, Oswald, 1826-1900; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908

Date: 1883-05-23

Decoration-day, 1883

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Illustration shows a large group of politicians and others in a cemetery on Memorial Day, each seems to be grieving at gravestones that bear special messages, such as Pope Leo XIII standing in front of a stone that states "Here lies my Irish Influence"; Ulysses S. Grant placing a wreath labeled "Tho' Gone Not Forgotten" at a monument that states "Here Lies the Third Term 1880"; Stephen Dorsey and Thomas Brady, arm in arm, in front of a stone that states "[Star] Route Here Lies Our Hope of Acquittal"; James G. Blaine placing a wreath on a stone that states "[He]re Lies My South American Policy"; and Samuel J. Tilden and Charles A. Dana in front of a stone that states "Tilden Boom 1876 Rest in Peace." Also depicted, clustered around Grant, are Roscoe Conkling holding a tattered military standard labeled "Stalwart Battle Flag 1880," J. D. Cameron on crutches labeled "1882," John A. Logan as a drummer with number "306" on his drum strap, and Thomas C. Platt as a little girl. Also grouped before a stone that states "Here Lies Democratic Consistency on the Tariff" are Benjamin F. Butler, Winfield Scott Hancock, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Stephen B. Elkins. Others depicted are Simon Cameron, John Kelly, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, George M. Robeson, David Davis, Robert Ingersoll, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, and a man identified as "Campbell." Caption: They deck with flowers, this Day of Decoration, full many a blighted hope and reputation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Memorial Day; Tombs; Grief; Popes; Crowns; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Childs, George William, 1829-1894; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889

Date: 1883-05-30

The national dime-museum - will be run during the presidential campaign

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Illustration shows a gallery of presidential candidates, clockwise, from bottom left: John Kelly as a card-playing pig, Chester A. Arthur as "The Snake Charmer" charming a snake labeled "Stalwart Vote" with a horn labeled "Patronage," Benjamin F. Butler as "What is it?," "Siamese Twins Keifer [and] Robeson," John A. Logan as the "Wild Zulu on the Warpath," "Carlisle, Morrison, [and] Hewitt" as a "Wax Group of Three Heroes Who Perished in an Attempt to Reach the Pole of Tariff Reform," "'Richelieu' Robinson" as a "Fire Eater," Charles A. "Dana" as a "Screech Parrot," a cage containing an "Un-Happy Family - N.Y. Board of Aldermen," an "Ancient Mummy Exhumed Lately" labeled "1876 Fraud Issue - S. J. T.," John "Sherman" as "The Man in the Bloody Shirt," Henry Watterson as a buffalo, Whitelaw Reid as a giraffe, and Samuel J. Randall(?) as "The Democratic White Elephant," William "Evarts" as the thin man, Roscoe Conkling as the bearded lady, David "Davis" as the Fat Lady, Robert Todd "Lincoln" and George F. "Edmunds" as "The Two Giants," James G. Blaine as the tattooed man, T. C. "Platt" and William "Mahone" as Tom Thumb and his bride, and Samuel S. "Cox" as a dancing poodle. Also, a stuffed tiger labeled "Tammany" on a pedestal labeled "Killed by Roosevelt".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Museums; Sideshows; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Morrison, William R. (William Ralls), 1825-1909; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1884-04-16

The Presidential recruiting-office

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Illustration shows the interior of a recruiting office for the presidency with Uncle Sam and Puck examining potential recruits against a height chart labeled, from low to high, "Notoriety, Popularity, Capability, Honesty, [and at the top] Statesmanship"; a number of men, in various states of undress, have been rejected for a variety of reasons, "Evarts Too Long-Winded, [U.S. Grant] Retired, [Conkling] Too Pigeon-Breasted, [Thomas C. Platt] Me Too Little, Mahone Must be Readjusted, J. B. Rejected Too Crooked, Dana Rejected - Too Shortsighted, [Logan] Grammar Feeble, [Arthur] Rejected No Backbone, [Davis] Short Winded, Sherman Bloody Shirt Mania, [Kelly] Pig-Headed, Payne Oil on the Brain, Randall Protection Madness, Bayard Unstable, [Tilden] Rejected Cipher Catarrh, [and] B[utler] Can't See Straight." Five tall men, "Admitted to the Competition", standing on the right, are "Hewitt, Carlisle, Morrison, Lincoln [and] Edmunds O. K."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Presidents--Elections; Recruiting and enlistment; Men--Medical examinations; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Morrison, William R. (William Ralls), 1825-1909; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

Date: 1884-04-30

Puck's plan to relieve the country of two embarrassments - give Grant the surplus, and let him spend it on a little court of his own

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Illustration shows Ulysses S. Grant as a king sitting on a throne, surrounded by his courtiers, identified as Rev. J.P. Newman, Henry Ward Beecher, Roscoe Conkling, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, William Belknap, G. Jones, Senator John P. Jones, Simon Cameron, James Donald Cameron, James D. Fish, John A. Logan, T.C. Platt, George M. Robeson, [and] Joseph W. Keifer". The unidentified man standing behind Logan may be Ferdinand Ward. At center is a large cushion covered with coins labeled "$150,000,000 Surplus - Result of Over-Taxation". In the background is a standard that states "Glory to the Ex-Decoy for Grant & Ward".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption--Economic aspects; Scandals--Political aspects; Surplus government property; Fools and jesters; Kings and rulers; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Newman, John Philip, 1826-1899; Childs, George William, 1829-1894; Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Fish, James Dean, 1819-1912

Date: 1884-05-21

The receiving-vault of the Republican politicians who defied public morality

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Illustration shows a procession carrying an embalmed James G. Blaine to place among other embalmed Republicans in an Egyptian tomb; among those previously embalmed are Thomas C. Platt, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas Brady, Ulysses S. Grant, Roscoe Conkling, George M. Robeson, Joseph W. Keifer, William P. Kellogg, and William Belknap. Among those carrying the embalmed Blaine labeled "Nominated June 6, Embalmed Nov. 1884" are William W. Phelps, Whitelaw Reid, William H. Robertson, Powell Clayton, and Joseph Medill. Caption: The wire-pullers have nominated him; but the people will send him where they have sent the others.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Presidents--Election--Public opinion; Tombs; Mummies; Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918; Robertson, William Henry, 1823-1898; Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899

Date: 1884-06-11

His boasted magnetism - and the kind of metal it attracts

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Illustration shows James Gillespie Blaine as the "plumed knight" wearing cabbage leaves on his head with two plumes labeled "Brag" and "Bluster," and with a quill pen labeled "Gail Hamilton"; he holds a sword labeled "Guano Statesmanship" and a shield labeled "Monopoly Press," and his legs are the bars of a horseshoe magnet labeled "Spoils System," he sits on a pile of "Mulligan Letters" and "R. R. Bonds." Attracted to the magnet are George M. Robeson labeled "Navy Swindles," Whitelaw Reid, John A. Logan labeled "Hoodlum," Col. John A. Joyce labeled "Ex-Convict," Stephen W. Dorsey, William P. Kellogg labeled "Louisiana Frauds," Joseph W. Keifer labeled "Speakership Corruption," Cyrus W. Field labeled "'L' Road Swindle," Jay Gould labeled "R. R. Wrecker," Robert G. Ingersoll labeled "Star Route Plunder," John Roach labeled "Navy Jobs," Alonzo B. Cornell labeled "Blind Pool," Thomas C. Platt labeled "Me Too!!", Schuyler Colfax labeled "Credit Mobilier," Thomas J. Brady labeled "Star Router," Powell Clayton labeled "Arkansas Frauds," Russell Sage labeled "Wall Street Stock Gambler," and Roscoe Conkling.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Scandals--Political aspects; Political corruption; Magnets; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Joyce, John A. (John Alexander), 1842-1915; Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885; Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896

Date: 1884-06-25

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