President Cleveland, as Santa Claus, stands in front of a fireplace where stockings are hung from the mantle. He has a large sack of toys labeled "Navy, Treasury, Interior, Justice, State, [and] War Dept." on his back, and a cat that looks like John Kelly lies at his feet. Watching from around the room are "Bayard, Randall, Cox, Barnum, McDonald, Slocum, Lamar, Morrison, [Garland], Tilden, Carlisle, Hewitt, Watterson, [and] Thurman," and asleep in a cradle labeled "Independence" is either Carl Schurz or Joseph Pulitzer.
Santa Claus; Christmas; Gifts; Fireplaces; Socks; Cabinet officers; Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; McDonald, Joseph E. (Joseph Ewing), 1819-1891; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894