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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Anna Roosevelt about Edgar Young's visit and his poor grammar. He won a footrace with cousin Emlen Roosevelt. He comments on gossip about two of the local girls falling in love with Frank.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Friendly visiting; Grammar; Gossip; Running races; Roosevelt, William Emlen, 1857-1930; Young, Edgar

Date: 1875-08-29

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

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The trip through Switzerland has been happy, and the mountaineering has put Theodore Roosevelt in "splendid condition." Alice Lee Roosevelt was less enthusiastic about traveling by mule. They visited Geneva and Basel. Strasbourg Cathedral has been a highlight, especially the cathedral's astronomical clock. Traveling has been comfortable, and nothing has been lost.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Honeymoons; Travel; Mountaineering; Mules--Transportation; Astronomical clocks; Switzerland--Geneva; Switzerland--Basel; Cathédrale de Strasbourg; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894

Date: 1881-08-12

The anti-Chinese wall

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Print shows Uncle Sam using "Congressional Mortar" and building blocks carried by ethnic workers to construct a wall with the stones. The stones are labeled "Law against Race, Prejudice, Jealousy, Competition, Fear, Anti Low Wages, Non-Reciprocity, [and] Congressional Blunders." Across a river, in the background, Chinese workers work with picks to dismantle the Great Wall, as China opens its doors to trading with the West.  Caption: The American wall goes up as the Chinese original goes down.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Stone walls; Racism; Ethnicity; Foreign workers

Date: 1882-03-29

A summer smoke-cloud

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Print shows Puck reclining before a table covered with alcoholic beverages, some labeled "V. H. Dusenbury's P.P. Brandy" and "Puck Punch [No London Punch]," smoking and blowing smoke rings. Among the figures appearing in Puck's smoke cloud are Chester A. Arthur labeled "For a Good Veto" and fishing for "Popularity"; George M. Robeson at the helm of a boat carrying a large money bag labeled "Appropriation"; Jay Gould, Russell Sage, and William H. Vanderbilt sailing on a boat labeled "Monopoly"; Susan B. Anthony and another woman, G.W. Curtis labeled "Civil Service Reform," Roscoe Conkling, Jay Hubbell labeled "Deform," Ulysses S. Grant labeled "No Third Term," David Davis, Robert Ingersoll boxing with Thomas De Witt Talmage, James G. Bennett, "Old Rossa" with "Dynamite," Cyrus W. Field trying to net a "Coronet," John Kelly and Samuel J. Tilden on a seesaw, William R. Grace standing on a rock labeled "Public Esteem" with Seth Low trying to climb up, and James Russell Lowell on a "British Mission."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Smoke; Clouds; Capitalists and financiers; Legislators; Newspaper editors; Religion; Civil service reform; Corruption; Summer; Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915

Date: 1882-08-09

Congressional cracksmen

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"Policeman Puck" and Uncle Sam investigate a robbery at the U.S. Treasury. A safe has been broken into and a barrel labeled "150,000,000 $ Surplus" is empty, and there is a hole in the floor which leads to the Congressional chamber, below. A crumpled notice on the floor of the chamber states, "Congressional Theatre - The Hit of the Season!!! 'The 40 Thieves' - Keifer manager, Robeson property man." The robbery happens to coincide with the end of the first session of the 47th Congress. A ladder labeled "Adjournment of Congress" leans against an open window, supported by John A. Logan and John Sherman, as Horace F. Page and two other Congressmen descend. Other Congressmen, among them George M. Robeson carrying a sack labeled "Navy Appropriation" and James D. Cameron dragging a sack labeled "River & Harbor," are headed for their home states carrying sacks with "$" on them. Caption: Policeman Puck to Uncle Sam--"This is the work of Professionals!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Legislators; Criminals; Patronage, Political; Economic policy; Safes; Robbery; United States. Congress; United States. Department of the Treasury; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1882-08-16

Overtraining young horses

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Illustration shows a horse labeled "Butlers Policy" ridden by Benjamin F. Butler is kicking up its rear legs startling a horse labeled "Cleveland's Policy" ridden by Grover Cleveland at the "Presidential Race-Course" where "Horses [are] Trained for Presidential Races," the "Gubernatorial Training Stables" is at far left. Gathered beneath a large tree on the right, observing, are John Logan, Roscoe Conkling, James Gillespie Blaine, John Sherman, David Davis, Winfield Scott Hancock, Ulysses S. Grant, Schuyler Colfax, and Samuel J. Tilden. Caption: Dismounted Jockeys - The horses look well enough now; but they began training too early; and will break down long before the race!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Animal training; Racetracks (Horse racing); Horses; Jockeys; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

Date: 1883-01-31

Another one gone wrong

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Illustration shows John Kelly dressed as a woman, threatening New York City Mayor Franklin Edson with a stick labeled "N.Y. Board of Aldermen" and pointing toward jars on a shelf, containing former Mayors Edward Cooper and William R. Grace; Kelly has another stick labeled "N.Y. Legislature" tied behind his back. Caption: New York's Mistress - "Want a new charter, do you? Take care, or I'll put you up there with the others!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Mayors; Warnings; Allegiance; New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904; Cooper, Edward, 1824-1905

Date: 1883-02-21

The end of a bad show

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Illustration shows a scene in the "Grand National Congressional Theatre" at the conclusion of the performance of "Fair Promise Combination No. 47 - Great Reform Bill - Act I Tariff Reform - Act II Civil Service Reform - Act III Internal Revenue Reform." The audience is pelting the cast with cats, eggs, onions, turnips, and other vegetables and fruits. Among those on stage are David Davis, Thomas W. Ferry, George M. Robeson, Jay A. Hubbell, Frank Hiscock, Horace F. Page, and William Mahone.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Tariff--Law and legislation; Theater--Production and direction; Theater audiences; Cats; Eggs; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896; Hubbell, Jay A. (Jay Abel), 1829-1900; Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890

Date: 1883-02-28

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

William Tell Cleveland will not bow to the hat

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Illustration shows Grover Cleveland, as William Tell, holding the hand of Franklin Edson, as his son, striding past a hat labeled "Tammany" perched atop a stick labeled "Ignorant Voters" around which Samuel S. Cox, Thomas F. Grady, Hubert O. Thompson, Francis B. Spinola, and others bow down. On the left, an enraged John Kelly sits on a donkey, commanding soldiers carrying a banner labeled "Board of Aldermen." In the background, on the right, standing beneath a sign that states "Regular Democracy" are a group of men that includes Samuel J. Tilden, William R. Grace, Abram S. Hewitt, and Edward Cooper.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Allegiance; Municipal officials and employees; Patronage, Political; Tammany Hall; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904; Cooper, Edward, 1824-1905; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Spinola, F. B. (Francis Barretto), 1821-1891; Grady, Thomas Francis, 1853-1912

Date: 1883-05-16

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