In a letter taken from his memoir, Colonel Stanley summarizes
the 1873 Yellowstone expedition of the Army to create a railroad
survey of the Yellowstone River region.
Military campaigns; Letters; Railroads--Surveys; North Dakota--Fort Rice; Missouri River; North Dakota--Heart River; United States--Yellowstone River; North Dakota--Badlands; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; United States. Army
1880s advertising card for Rubifoam from E. W. Hoyt & Co. Features a picture of a young girl holding a brush and bottle surrounded by flowers.
Advertising cards; Dentifrices--Marketing
Print shows William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Russell Sage and
James R. Keene checking ticker tape connected to a large
straight-edge razor labeled "Wade in & Butcher'em" and "This
Indicator Rises & Falls with Stocks" with a bear and a bull and
several money bags labeled "$" balanced on the back of the blade;
below, draped over the handle are many investors reaching for
bundles of "Pacific Mail, Western Union, [and] Erie" stocks, the
blade is poised to drop. In the background another group of
investors labeled "The Lambs Brigade" are headed into the "N.Y.
Capitalists and financiers; Saving and investment; Bonds; Stock exchanges; Razors; Corruption; Avarice; New York (State)--New York--Wall Street; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Keene, James R. (James Robert), 1838-1913; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885
A large old tree grows at the edge of a body of water, with
Albany, New York, on the right, and the U.S. Capitol on the left,
in the background. Hanging from the branches are many coins with
"$" 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.
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
Print shows a jousting tournament between an oversized knight
riding horse-shaped armor labeled "Monopoly" over a locomotive,
with a long plume labeled "Arrogance," and carrying a shield
labeled "Corruption of the Legislature" and a lance labeled
"Subsidized Press," and a barefoot man labeled "Labor" riding an
emaciated horse labeled "Poverty,", and carrying a sledgehammer
labeled "Strike." On the left is seating "Reserved for Capitalists"
where Cyrus W. Field, William H. Vanderbilt, John Roach, Jay Gould,
and Russell Sage are sitting. On the right, behind the labor
section, are telegraph lines flying monopoly banners that are
labeled "Wall St., W.U.T. Co., [and] N.Y.C. RR."
Capitalists and financiers; Labor unions; Monopolies; Avarice; Knights and knighthood; Tournaments, Medieval; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885
Startled French soldiers in rice paddies confront an angry
blazing sun rimmed with cannon barrels and bayonets, and stating
"Population 500,000,000." Signs labeled "Malaria, Disease, [and]
Fever," as well as Chinese soldiers also face them. Caption: China
- "I will make it HOT for you!"
Diseases; Heat; Bayonets; Rice; Armies--French colonies; Asian colonies; Ordnance; Indochina; France; Asia; China
List of investments and expenses for Theodore Roosevelt's cattle
ranching business during October 1883.
Ranching; Ranching--Economic aspects; Cattle--Buying; Cattle--Prices
Russell Sage, Jay Gould, and Cyrus W. Field, as the Three
Musketeers, stand on Wall Street with their swords raised in
support of James Gillespie Blaine as the Republican presidential
candidate. Sage's sword is labeled "Put-and-Call Gambler," Gould's
sword is labeled "Railroad Wrecker," and Field's sword is labeled
"Elevated R. R. Grabber."
Presidents--Elections; Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Avarice; Corruption; Allegiance; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892
William E. Gladstone, dressed as an old woman wearing keys
labeled "Suez, Gibraltor, [and] Herat," pushes John Bull into a
kissing embrace with Tsar Nicholas II who is, likewise, being
pushed by a woman labeled "Empress of Russia." They are suspended
over a thin crevice emitting smoke as though it were a volcano
about to erupt. A cut-away view shows a munitions foundry just
below the surface of the ground, furiously producing ordnance.
John Bull (Symbolic character); International relations; Weapons; Heads of state; Kissing; Foundries; Women's clothing; Great Britain; Russia (Federation); Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918; Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898
Jay Gould and William H. Vanderbilt, wearing Roman togas, laugh
between themselves as they "gobble" up telegraph and railroad
companies to add to their monopolies. Caption: (We do not wish to
suggest an analogy to the subject of a famous picture representing
two Roman augurs laughing over the Imposition they are practising
on the Public).
Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Avarice; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885