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Letter from Henry Cabot Lodge to Theodore Roosevelt

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Henry Cabot Lodge praises Theodore Roosevelt's work and his latest book and shares reviews of his own work on George Washington.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Books and reading; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920; Washington, George, 1732-1799

Date: 1889-07-15

Coroner Harrison is a little too previous

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Uncle Sam reclines in a chair with his feet resting on a foot stool. On a table next to him are medications labeled "Tariff Reform Tonic" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law Elixir." Benjamin Harrison stands at center holding a large "Certificate of Death - Died of Democratic Rule." He is attended by several men with their mourning hats, including Thomas C. Platt, Charles A. Boutelle, Whitelaw Reid, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed. They have come to pay their last respects.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Diseases; Care of the sick; Democracy; Public officers; Grief; Mourning customs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-09-06

A hint from the world's fair - why not have a "bureau of public comfort" in every large city?

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At center is a place for Republicans to go to commiserate while awaiting the next election. Such stalwart Republicans as George F. Edmunds, John Sherman, William M. Evarts, George F. Hoar, and Thomas B. Reed wait there. Surrounding vignettes show a prominent citizen being escorted by two "Bureau of Public Comfort" guards who keep the press at bay, a sewing station for women's clothing after a round of bargain shopping, a room where anarchists can blow off some steam "without disturbing anybody," an educational facility to help orient newcomers to the ways of the city, and a hypnotist who attempts to convince servants to work in the country. Caption: Some of the useful purposes it might serve.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World's Columbian Exposition; Rooms; Leisure; Upper class; Police; Shopping; Sewing; Household employees; Anarchists; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1893-10-25

The return from exile

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William McKinley, as Napoleon I, rides a white horse labeled "Ohio" and carries a sword labeled "McKinley." He is on the banks of a river, leading an army that includes Benjamin Harrison, Thomas B. Reed, John Sherman, William E. Chandler, William M. Stewart, Matthew S. Quay, Chauncey M. Depew, George F. Hoar, and Whitelaw Reid. On the other side of the river is the U.S. Capitol with the date "1896" above it. Caption: They do not see the Waterloo before them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Armies--Organization; Exiles; Horsemanship; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1893-12-13

McKinley has almost all the chips; - but the game is young, yet

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Thomas B. Reed, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley are playing poker at the "Presidential Aspirants' Poker Club." Reed is wearing a crown and royal robe, Harrison is wearing his iconic top hat, and McKinley is dressed like Napoleon I and has a stack of red, white, and blue chips in front of him.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Poker; Hats; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1894-01-03

America's partisan "patriots"

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Four men dance gleefully in front of gigantic figures of "Columbia" and "Europa" who are holding hands across a body of water. At the feet of the figures are suffering, poverty-stricken peoples, with silent factories behind them. The four men are Benjamin Harrison, pointing to himself, John Sherman with a sign that states "The Sherman Bill Did It!", William McKinley holding a sign that states "The McKinley Bill Did It!", and Thomas B. Reed pointing to McKinley. Caption: Chorus of Republican Leaders--Hooray! We'll make all the political capital we can of this - it'll help the Grand Old Party!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Tariff; Europa (Greek mythology); Silver question; Law; International relations; Poverty; Cost and standard of living; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1894-01-17

The Republican Ponce de Leon and his followers

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A group of conquistadors labeled "Hoar, Sherman, Depew, Harrison, Reed, McKinley [as Ponce de León], Wanamaker, W. Reid, Boutelle, [and] Foraker" gather around a pool of water labeled "High Protection Doctrine," drinking the water. Frogs in the lower right corner are labeled "Monopolist." Caption: They think it is the fountain of political youth and strength; but it is only a stagnant pool that is almost dried up.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Youth; Wetlands; Monopolies; Frogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Ponce de Leon, Juan, 1460?-1521

Date: 1894-01-24

The national honor and credit in good hands

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President Cleveland holds papers labeled "National Honor and Credit" behind his back, as he faces a group of newspaper editors and legislators labeled "Tribune, N.Y. Sun, Tom Reed, Hill, World, Teller, Stewart, Vest, Peffer, [and] Hoar." Charles A. Boutelle is at the back of the group holding a paper labeled "Boutelle Resolution." The U.S. Capitol is in the background behind President Cleveland.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Honor; Debts, Public; Donkeys; Dogs; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912

Date: 1894-01-31

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt updating her on the status of things with their alcoholic brother Elliott who is now in Virginia. Elliott continues to be difficult. Roosevelt recently dined with the "barbarian" Vice President Stevenson and Secretary of the Interior Smith. Representative Reed and Senator Lodge made good speeches about the tariff debate.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Alcoholics; Dinners and dining; Tariff; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Political parties; Roosevelt, Elliott, 1860-1894; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931; Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924

Date: 1894-02-04

Puck's valentines for 1894

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At center, Uncle Sam and President Cleveland shake hands, with a portrait of Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, in the background. The surrounding vignettes feature a cast of characters, identified or referred to in the text as "Croker," "Parkhurst," and "Tammany" reform, "Iago Manley" and "Othello Reed," "Peffer, Lease, Dana, Pulitzer, [and] Depew," Harrison sitting in his over-sized top hat, and Thomas C. Platt turning a crank that manipulates George R. "Malby" as "Speaker" of the New York State Assembly, David B. Hill sitting in an over-sized "Senatorial Chair N.Y. State," and "McKinley" dressed as Napoleon I, riding a "War Tariff" rocking horse. Each scene includes "Valentine" text, such as this for "Peffer" and "Lease," each holding papers labeled "Speech": "From bleeding Kansas's wind-swept plains, / Where whiskers take the place of brains, / You come with all your verbose strength / Of speeches of unending length. / Here, take the hint Puck gives - resign! / Let Mary be your Valentine"; and this for McKinley: "McKinley Bill! McKinley Bill! / Why do you ride that hobby still? / The cause of pool, combine and trust, / And idle mill-wheels red with rust. / Mistaken Man! We'll never pine / For you to be our Valentine."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hobbyhorses; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Columbia (Symbolic character); Valentines; Tariff; Publicity; Public opinion; Corruption; Supervisors; Civil service reform; Handshaking; Tammany Hall; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Parkhurst, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1842-1933; Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Lease, Mary Elizabeth, 1850-1933; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917

Date: 1894-02-14

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