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"Take the next car!"

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A streetcar labeled "Republican Protection Line" and "Congress 47" rounds a curve with a crowd of men standing on the rear platform. Among them is the conductor labeled "Keifer" and Frank Hiscock. Uncle Sam, holding a basket with papers labeled "Silver Problem, Pension Reform, Our Navy, Civil Service, [and] Int. Revenue Reform," stands beside the tracks, shaking his umbrella at the passing car as Keifer tells him to "take the next car." With Uncle Sam are a young child labeled "Anti-Monopoly" and a young woman holding an infant labeled "Tariff Reform." The next car on the tracks is labeled "Democratic Puzzle-Line" and "48," which is being pulled by a tired-looking donkey.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Reform movement; Public administration--Political aspects; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Electric railroads; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914

Date: 1883-03-07

Throw 'em out!

Description:

Senators labeled "Stewart, Peffer, Vest, Jones, Teller, [and] Wolcott" are being thrown out of windows in a building labeled "U.S. Senate" by laborers and other citizens. Papers labeled "Anti-Repeal Drivel" and "Obstructionist Nonsense" have been thrown out with them. Caption: What a pity this is only a fancy sketch!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Public opinion; Reform movement; Silver question; United States. Congress. Senate; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905

Date: 1893-11-01

Through the jungle

Description:

President Cleveland appears as an explorer, with cabinet members John G. Carlisle and Walter Q. Gresham, in a jungle, where they have come across a band of monkeys labeled "D. Hill, C. Dana, W. Reid, Blackburn, Vest, Jones, Pugh, Foraker, Wolcott, Teller, Morgan, Peffer, [and] Stewart." Caption: Pioneer Cleveland is bound to carry political enlightenment forward, even if the simian statesmen don't like it.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Reform movement; Civilization; Monkeys; Rain forests; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Pugh, James L. (James Lawrence), 1820-1907; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Teller, Henry Moore, 1830-1914; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

Date: 1893-11-22

Relief at hand

Description:

A St. Bernard rescue dog, with a blanket labeled "Tariff Reform" strapped to its back and a small barrel labeled "The Wilson Tariff Bill" under its chin, approaches a man labeled "Labor" caught in snow drifts labeled "McKinley Tariff."  Nearby, Grover Cleveland, as a monk with a hand to his ear, responds to the dog's bark. At the top of a hill, in the background, is the U.S. Capitol.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Reform movement; Rescues; Employees; Working dogs; Monks; Winter; Snow; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1894-01-10

A hint to the fifty-sixth Congress

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A gladiator labeled "Sound Money," holding a sword labeled "Currency Reform," stands over a fallen gladiator labeled "Free Silver" who appeals to the crowd for mercy, but instead receives the thumbs-down gesture.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Silver question; Silver question--Government policy; Reform movement; Political parties--Platforms; Gladiators

Date: 1898-12-07

To the rescue; mythology up-to-date

Description:

Seth Low, possibly as Odysseus, raises a sword labeled "Nonpartisanship" to strike a sea monster labeled "Misrule," as a woman labeled "Greater New York," standing on rocks and chained to a rock labeled "Tammany," tries to get away from the monster.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Mayors; Reform movement; Partisanship; Sea monsters; Sirens (Mythology); New York (State)--New York; Tammany Hall; Low, Seth, 1850-1916

Date: 1901-10-30

Twenty years after

Description:

A man labeled "Republican Party" picks up the clothing of a man labeled "Democratic Party" who is swimming in the "Democratic Issue Pond" which is labeled "Socialism, Bryanism, Populism, Free Silver, Anti-Expansion, [and] Jeffersonian Simplicity." At the upper right is a scene twenty years earlier, in which a man labeled "Democrat" picks up the clothing of a "Republican" swimming in the "Republican Corruption Water."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Clothing and dress; Monopolies; Political parties--Platforms; Reform movement; Swimming; Tariff; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1902-11-19

Light in darkest Russia

Description:

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, kneels on one knee before a pillow on which rests a scroll of papers labeled "Ukase civil and religious reforms." Rays of light labeled "Enlightenment" beam down illuminating Nicholas II.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Reform movement; Russia (Federation); Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918

Date: 1903-04-01

"I wonder if it's loaded!"

Description:

An elephant labeled G.O.P. holds a double-barrel shotgun in its trunk, pointed toward itself. The rifle is labeled "Trust Issue Tariff Reform" and "1904."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Reform movement; Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Rifles; Tariff; Trusts, Industrial; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1903-05-06

Picking his way

Description:

The "Republican Party" elephant walks on "Senate" and "House" stilts, on a path covered with eggs labeled "Monopoly, High Tariff Excuses, 'Bad Trusts,' Labor Question, Post Office Scandal, [and] Protected Trusts." A paper attached to the elephant's tail states "Tariff Reform." A sign in the background points "To Washington 1904."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Eggs; Elephants; Political parties--Platforms; Presidents--Election; Reform movement; Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Stilts; Tariff

Date: 1903-06-10

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