Digital Library Advanced Search

SEARCH THE DIGITAL LIBRARY


259 results: Expanded View | Index View
Display: per page, sorted by
of 26 Page:

An uncompleted task

Description:

Print shows Wayne MacVeagh wearing a workman's apron and holding papers labeled "Wayne McVeagh Resignation", standing in front of a brick wall with a large star on it labeled "To be Bricked up for Star Route Jobbery", with an opening showing Stephen W. Dorsey and Thomas J. Brady. Bricks and mortar labeled "Retribution Mortar" are at the base of the wall, and a pile of "Investigation Sand" is to the left. Caption: McVeagh "Good bye, my brethren; you thoroughly deserve to be bricked up; but I'm afraid I can't wait to finish the job!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Postal service--Employees; Scandals; Political corruption; Star routes; Bricklaying; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1881-10-05

Thomas L. James, the man who stamped out the Star Route swindle

Description:

Print shows a full-length portrait of Thomas L. James, Postmaster General, standing, facing left, among papers emblazoned with stars littering the floor, holding a stamp labeled "Indicment" [sic] in his right hand.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Star routes; Postal service; Governmental investigations; Political corruption; United States. Post Office Department; United States. Postmaster General; James, Thomas L. (Thomas Lemuel), 1831-1916

Date: 1881-10-19

A way out of President Arthur's dilemma

Description:

Print shows Ulysses S. Grant recommending to President Chester A. Arthur some "friends" of his as political appointees. All the men shown were involved in scandals during Grant's administration. Caption: General Grant "Don't be troubled if a few fellows do decline. Here are some friends of mine who never refuse office."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment; Patronage, Political; Political corruption; Scandals; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902; Murphy, Thomas, 1821-1901; Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884; Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910

Date: 1881-11-02

Clippings scrapbook, volume two

Description:

Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to Theodore Roosevelt's time in the New York State Assembly, the Westbrook scandal, and reviews of The Naval War of 1812.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Books--Reviews; Legislators--Political activity; Political corruption; Governmental investigations; New York (State); New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Westbrook, Theodoric R., -1885

Date: 1881-1883

Clippings scrapbook, volume three

Description:

Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to Theodore Roosevelt's time in the New York State Assembly, the Westbrook scandal, and reviews of The Naval War of 1812.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Books--Reviews; Legislators--Political activity; Political corruption; Governmental investigations; New York (State); New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Westbrook, Theodoric R., -1885

Date: 1882

Forgotten on purpose

Description:

A man labeled "Tax-payer" has fallen on steps labeled "Congress." He has a large boulder labeled "War Taxes on Iron on Sugar on Cloth Salt Leather [and] Linens" strapped to his back. On the steps is a small stone labeled "Tax Taken Off Patent Medicines, Perfumery, etc." In the room at the top of the steps, many hands dip into a bowl of coins labeled "River & Harbor Bill." Caption: "He asked for bread, and they gave him a stone!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Taxation--Law and legislation; Pressure groups; Taxation; Boulders; People with disabilities; United States. Congress

Date: 1882-08-09

The harder he pumps, the dirtier his case gets

Description:

Robert G. Ingersoll, attorney in the Star Route trials, pumps Montfort C. Rerdell, depicted as a pump, for more "Evidence" as Thomas J. Brady and Stephen Wallace Dorsey stand in the "Prisoners Box."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Star routes; Judicial process; Hand pumps; Postal service; Lawyers; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Rerdell, Montfort C.

Date: 1883-03-07

Incorrigible

Description:

Benjamin F. Butler, as Topsy from Uncle Tom's Cabin, stands in front of an old woman labeled "Dem." who is holding a switch labeled "Discipline" behind her back. In the background, on the floor, are broken dishes labeled "Corruption, Spoils System, The Machine, [and] Old Notions," also a framed portrait of Andrew Jackson labeled "Jacksonian Principles," and over a dresser is a cracked mirror labeled "Old Reflections on B.B." The bottom of one of Topsy's shoes is labeled "Independence." Caption: Topsy "I 'spect you can't do nuffin' with me, Miss - I'se used to whippin'. Golly! I'se so wicked!!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fictitious characters; Democracy; Political corruption; Patronage, Political; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-05-23

The result of the Star Route trials

Description:

A well-dressed Robert G. Ingersoll carries two large bags of money labeled "Counsel Fees" as he departs the "Washington Court House." Exiting on the right side, wearing tattered clothing, are defendants Thomas Jefferson Brady and Stephen Wallace Dorsey.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Star routes; Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Judicial process; Postal service; Lawyers; Courthouses; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916

Date: 1883-06-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Fellowes Morgan

Description:

Assemblyman Roosevelt thanks William Fellowes Morgan for agreeing to be present at a polling station during the upcoming election.  Roosevelt mentions an organized effort against him in favor of other Republican candidates.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Political corruption

Date: 1883-11-03

Display: per page, sorted by
of 26 Page: