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."
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