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Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola

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Print shows Charles A. Dana as an archaeologist who has just excavated a statue labeled "S.J.T." and "Buried in 1876" from "Greystone," behind which Henry Watterson, on the left, and John Kelly, on the right, glower and gesture in anger. Dana is using "Newspaper Cement" to attach arms, hands, and feet labeled "Popular Enthusiasm" and "New Political Footing" to the statue. One arm and hand with a flower labeled "Clean Record" have already been pinned in place. There is a basket of tools labeled "Editorials" and a pick labeled "Wire Pulling" at Dana's side. In the background, a banner atop the White House states "Presidential Museum."  Caption: C. A. Dana (having excavated an Old Fossil) "I guess I can palm him off on the people for their Museum in 1884!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sculpture; Antiquities; Fossils; Presidents--Elections; Newspaper editors; Archaeologists; White House (Washington, D.C.); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904

Date: 1882-04-05

President Cleveland and his cabinet

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President Cleveland sits at a desk between his cabinet members, from the left, "W. C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, Daniel Manning, Secretary of the Treasury, A. H. Garland, Attorney-General, T. F. Bayard, Secretary of State, W. C. Endicott, Secretary of War, W. F. Vilas, Postmaster-General, [and] L. Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior." They are in a hall lined with statues labeled "Navy, War, Justice, State, Treasury, Interior, [and] Post." On the wall at the back of the room is the following quote: "It is the duty of those serving the people in public places to closely limit public expenditures to the actual needs of the government economically administered. G. Cleveland."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cabinet officers; Sculpture; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893

Date: 1885-03-11

Peace, and the good will of all men

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A large group of men are gathered around a monument to bust Ulysses S. Grant that includes "Grant's Last Letter." Some of the men are laying wreaths at the base, labeled "Southern Soldiers, Northern Soldiers, Our Friend, [and] Old Soldiers." Some of the men are labeled "Capital, Labor, Republican, Democrat, Irish, [and] German." Standing in the background, separate from the others, are William M. Evarts, Whitelaw Reid, James G. Blaine, John A. Logan, George M. Robeson, and another man. Caption: Another lesson for the "Bloody Shirt" patriots.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Portrait sculpture; Busts; Monuments; Sectionalism (United States); Patriotism; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901

Date: 1885-08-05

No more of those hideous monuments!

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Puck grabs the arm of Uncle Sam who is staring in dismay at statues labeled "Coggswell, W.H. Seward Madison Square, Admiral Dupont Washington D.C., Custer West Point, George Washington Union Square, Farragut Madison Sq., LaFayette Union Square, Jackson Washington D.C., A. Lincoln Union Square, Garfield Washington, Hamilton Central Park, [and] Bolivar Central Park." also the "Washington Monument" as a smokestack and the "Bunker Hill Boston" monument as an obelisk. Puck is suggesting that the New York State capitol building, currently under construction, be labeled "'Grant' Free Institute" as a fitting tribute to former president Ulysses S. Grant. Caption: Let us have a memorial of General Grant that will be worthy of a great nation.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Monuments; Memorials; Equestrian statues; Capitols; New York (State); Washington (D.C.); New York (State)--Albany; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885

Date: 1885-08-19

Restoring "prosperity"

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President Cleveland and five men use "Sound Policy Cement" to repair a statue labeled "Nat. Prosperity." Shown with Cleveland are John G. Carlisle, William L. Wilson, Daniel W. Voorhees, Charles Tracey, and Michael D. Harter. Caption: The Republican vandals damaged it badly; but it will soon be as sound as ever, again.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cornucopias; Sculpture; Glue; Democratic Party (U.S.); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Voorhees, Daniel W. (Daniel Wolsey), 1827-1897; Harter, Michael D. (Michael Daniel), 1846-1896

Date: 1893-09-20

Doing their little best to spoil his work

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President Cleveland sculpts a statue labeled "Purity in Politics," but a group of legislators have resorted to mudslinging tactics to destroy Cleveland's efforts. Those identified with a hammer, ink, mud, and stones are "McPherson, Dana, Hill, Murphy, Gorman, [and] Brice."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sculptors; Stone carving; Civil service reform; Political campaigns; Executive-legislative relations; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; McPherson, John R. (John Rhoderic), 1833-1897; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Brice, Calvin Stewart, 1845-1898

Date: 1894-06-11

Inauguration day, 1897 - a good beginning

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President William McKinley sits at his desk, as former president Grover Cleveland departs with Uncle Sam. Puck is standing on a step-ladder, carving "McKinley's Good Record" and "Appointment of Gage, Sec. of Treasury" into stone next to "Cleveland's Good Record" which includes "Extension of Civil Service Reform," "Repeal of Silver Purchase Bill," "Suppression of Chicago Riots," "Settlement of Venezuelan Controversy," and "Arbitration Agreement with England." Caption: Puck--Keep on this way, Mr. President, and you may leave as good a record as your predecessor!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Haymarket Square Riot (Chicago, Illinois : 1886); Presidents--Inauguration; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Civil service reform; Arbitration, International; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Stone carving; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927

Date: 1897-03-03

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alexander Phimister Proctor

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Assistant Secretary Roosevelt is unsure how an unnamed matter will be handled, perhaps with a bill in Congress. Roosevelt compliments Alexander Phimister Proctor's work and suggests that he contact a congressman for help.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sculpture; Statues; Bills, Legislative; Legislators

Date: 1897-08-02

The new aspirant

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A scruffy man labeled "Russia" carries a rope and attempts to set a ladder against a pillar labeled "Supremacy" topped with a statue of "Britannia." At the base of the pillar is a pile of fallen statues labeled "Alexander, Napoleon, Charles V, Charles the Great, [and] Caesar."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Britannia (Symbolic character); Sculpture; Kings and rulers; Optimism; Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C.; Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821; Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814; Caesar, Julius; Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558

Date: 1898-07-20

The three "grand old men"

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Pope Leo XIII sits between bust sculptures of William E. Gladstone labeled "Gladstone, the Great Commoner, 1809-1898," and Otto von Bismarck labeled "Bismarck, The Man of Blood and Iron, 1815-1898."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sculpture; Popes; Statesmen; Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1898-08-24

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