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Another bombardment - the newspaper fleet firing on the Bedouins in Washington

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Print shows newspaper editors Charles A. Dana, James G. Bennett, Carl Schurz, Henry Watterson, George W. Curtis, and Whitelaw Reid, as well as Puck, with a fleet of paper gunboats labeled "N.Y. Times, N.Y. Sun, N.Y. Herald, Ev. Post, Puck, Brooklyn Eagle, Courier-Journal, Harpers, Phila Times, Mail, [and] N.Y. Tribune." The fleet is firing cannons, "ink" bottles, and pens, bombarding a fortress flying a flag labeled "Plunder," where the walls are comprised of paper bundles labeled "Bills, Jobs, Bargains, Corrupt Bills, [and] Logrolling." The fortress is defended by "Robeson Bey" standing at center with a bandage labeled "Record" around his head, "Keifer" and "Jones," with John A. Logan labeled "306," James D. Cameron, David Davis, John Sherman, and others. Cannonballs burst among them labeled "Criticism, Censure, [and] Condemnation." The fortress cannons are labeled "River & Harbor Bill $20,000,000, Pension Arrears $103,962,300, Monitor Job, Public Buildings, Mileage Steal, [and] Mississippi Levee." Within the fortress are the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Treasury labeled "Ammunition House."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislators; Corruption; Newspapers; Newspaper editors; Fortification; Bombardment; Gunboats; Public opinion; Scandals; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.); Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1882-08-02

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street

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A large old tree grows at the edge of a body of water, with Albany, New York, on the right, and the U.S. Capitol on the left, in the background. Hanging from the branches are many coins with "$" and a few blossoms labeled "Bribes for Legislation, Bribes for Lawyers, Bribes for Judges, Bribes for Editors, [and] Bribes for Congress." Telegraph lines are tangled in the branches, and the face of Jay Gould is formed by limbs and branches at center. The bodies of several people lay among the debris beneath the tree. Roscoe Conkling is slumped against a row of buildings. "Westbro[?]" has expired over the same row of buildings. A skull labeled "Jim Fisk" lies next to "Whitelaw Reid." Ulysses S. Grant, at center, is labeled "Black Friday." Beneath a railroad is the body of a woman labeled "Stockholder." Against the trunk of the tree is a man labeled "Stockholder E.R.R." who looks a little like Cornelius Vanderbilt, and on the right is Alonzo Cornell labeled "Blind Pool." All appear to have succumbed to greed through the machinations of Jay Gould. Caption: "This tree ... was said to be so exceedingly poisonous that no one could even approach it without certain death." Zell's Encyclopedia.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bribery; Corruption; Saving and investment; Bonds; Avarice; Trees; Coins; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Westbrook, Theodoric R., -1885; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Fisk, James, Jr., 1835-1872

Date: 1882-08-30

The true meaning of Republican harmony

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Several Republicans stand in a temple, with a sacrificial lamb labeled "Civil Service Reform" at the base of a statue labeled "Patronage" with a trident labeled "Spoils." Among them are Chester Alan Arthur, James Gillespie Blaine, Whitelaw Reid, Ulysses S. Grant, John Logan, William Henry Robertson, J. D. Cameron, George William Curtis, Carl Schurz, George Frisbie Hoar, John Sherman, Roscoe Conkling, and William Mahone. At the far end of the temple gallery is a statue of George M. Robeson as "Neptune." Caption: The members of the Roman House of Tarquin, having been driven from power by the people, called together their adherents, and swore an oath of harmony over the body of a victim sacrificed for the purpose. They then undertook to get back to Rome, and History records that they Got Left.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Animal sacrifice; Oaths; Sheep; Temples; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Robertson, William Henry, 1823-1898; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-04-11

The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?"

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A circus performance is going on under the big top with Uncle Sam as ringmaster for a show with a bucking mule labeled "Tariff Question." The mule has already thrown one man labeled "Democrat" and is tossing another man labeled "Republican." In response to Uncle Sam's question "Who can ride the mule?", Puck's Independent New Party figure climbs over the barrier into the ring. On the right, two clowns labeled "W. Reid" and "H. Watterson" glower at each other.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tariff; Bronc riding; Clowns; Circus performers; Newspaper editors; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921

Date: 1883-05-02

Our national dog-show

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At a dog show, a variety of breeds are competing. In the upper left corner, labeled the "Judges' Stand," are several newspaper editors, including 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 [and] 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

The allies under the new flag - the Republicans and the monopolists train their guns on the workingmen

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Print shows the Republican and monopolist allies raising a flag that states "Down with the Workingman and Up with the Tariff" in an artillery battery where they are aiming a cannon toward "Fort Labor" which is flying the flag of the "Workingmans Party". In the allies camp are Roscoe Conkling, Jay Gould, Alonzo B. Cornell, William D. Kelley, William H. Vanderbilt, Ulysses S. Grant, John Sherman, George F. Hoar, John Roach, "Hastings", and Whitelaw Reid.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Presidents--Elections; Tariff; Flags; Ordnance; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-08-08

Hopelessly bound to the stake

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A man labeled "Workman" is tied to a stake labeled "Monopoly" and sits on a flaming pile of logs with the faces of Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Whitelaw Reid who breathes flames labeled "Monopoly Press," and Chauncey M. Depew who breathes flames labeled "Depew."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Working class; Monopolies; Public executions; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-08-15

In the jaws of death - a cold day for the Independent Party

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Print shows Puck's figure for the "Independent Party" in a small sailboat of that name, flying a banner labeled "Independents", sailing through icy waters among large icebergs. In the background two ships labeled "Tariff Reform" and "Civil Service Reform" have wrecked on icebergs. Among the faces in the icebergs are Rutherford B. Hayes, Roscoe Conkling, George M. Robeson, William Mahone, George F. Hoar, James G. Blaine, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, John Sherman, John A. Logan, Whitelaw Reid, Samuel J. Tilden, Hubert O. Thompson, John Kelly, Charles A. Dana, Thomas Hendricks, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin F. Butler, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Allen G. Thurman, Abram S. Hewitt, and Chester A. Arthur.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Shipwrecks; Icebergs; Sailing; Sailboats; Tariff; Civil service; Reformation; National Independent Party (U.S.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1883-11-07

"Evacuation day" March 4th, 1885 - a Democratic dream

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Print shows the Republican Party, led by Chester A. Arthur, laying down their arms, with George M. Robeson, James G. Blaine, Roscoe Conkling, Whitelaw Reid, Carl Schurz, John Sherman, Charles J. Folger, Robert T. Lincoln, John A. Logan, Ulysses S. Grant, James D. Cameron, George F. Hoar, George F. Edmunds, and Henry Ward Beecher, exiting a citadel in the background. They are surrendering the presidency to the Democratic Party, led by newspaper editors Joseph Pulitzer of the N.Y. World, Charles A. Dana, and Henry Watterson. Samuel J. Tilden "Old Ticket," Benjamin F. Butler, Grover Cleveland, Thomas Hendricks, Winfield Scott Hancock, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Thomas F. Bayard are on horseback, and Tammany Hall, led by John Kelly, marches under the banner "To the Victors Belong the Spoils."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Newspaper editors; Capitulations, Military; Tammany Hall; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-11-21

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