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From personal memoirs of David S. Stanley. p. 244

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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. 

Resource Type: Research

Subject: 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

Date: 1873-09-25?

Rubifoam advertising card

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Advertisement

Subject: Advertising cards; Dentifrices--Marketing

Date: 1880-1890?

Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads

Description:

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. Stock Exchange".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1881-09-07

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street

Description:

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 tournament of today - a set-to between labor and monopoly

Description:

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."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1883-08-01

Celestial wrath

Description:

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!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diseases; Heat; Bayonets; Rice; Armies--French colonies; Asian colonies; Ordnance; Indochina; France; Asia; China

Date: 1883-09-12

1883 capital invested

Description:

List of investments and expenses for Theodore Roosevelt's cattle ranching business during October 1883.

Resource Type: Statement, Financial

Subject: Ranching; Ranching--Economic aspects; Cattle--Buying; Cattle--Prices

Date: 1883-10

The "three honest men" of Wall Street declare for Blaine

Description:

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."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Avarice; Corruption; Allegiance; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

Date: 1884-06-18

"Peace" assured

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1885-05-13

The two gobblers

Description:

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).

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Avarice; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1885-08-12

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