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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

The extermination of Tammany with a straight Republican ticket

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A tableau painting, with Whitelaw Reid subduing the Tammany Tiger with a broken knife labeled "Straight Rep. Ticket," is being displayed on a stage. Thomas C. Platt, standing on the left, is admiring the painting. Caption: Platt's "living picture" - an awful fake.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tableaux; Tigers; Painting; Elections; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Tammany Hall; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1894-06-27

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Alexander Phimister Proctor

Description:

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

Theodore Roosevelt to James Edward Kelly

Description:

One photograph shows the sculpture, "The crowded hour at San Juan," which depicts Theodore Roosevelt on horseback as a rough rider. Another photograph shows the sculptor, James Edward Kelly. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. E. Kelly" from "The Vice President's Chamber, Washington, D.C."

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Artists; Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Kelly, James Edward, 1855-1933

Date: 1901-06-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to James Edward Kelly

Description:

Vice President Roosevelt writes to James Edward Kelly regarding his attire and the horse he rode, along with the saddle. Roosevelt is sending Kelly the saddle and bridle but wants them returned.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Gauntlets (Gloves); Horses; Saddlery; Presidents--Portraits; Bronze sculpture, American; Equestrian statues

Date: 1901-08-31

Letter from James Edward Kelly to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The statuette is ready for President Roosevelt's criticism.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Statues; Figurines

Date: 1901-12-16

Peace & Plenty

Description:

Commemorates the presentation of a statue to Charlotte Augusta Hanna and Senator Hanna from their Cleveland friends.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Statues; Gifts; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904; Hanna, Augusta Rhodes, 1842?-1921

Date: 1902-01-20

Letter from Jules Cambon to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Ambassador Cambon requests permission from President Roosevelt to recommend to the French government that Admiral Dewey and General Miles receive the Grand Officer Cross of the Légion d'honneur as a French tribute to the Army and Navy of the United States. He also mentions that the resolution for a Rochambeau statue has been referred to the appropriations committee.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: International relations; Statues; France; Légion d'honneur (France); United States. Army; United States. Navy; Dewey, George, 1837-1917; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925; Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807

Date: 1902-03-10

Letter from John Hay to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Secretary of State Hay suggests appointing Herbert H. D. Peirce, Colonel Bingham, and Commander Rodgers to a committee that will oversee the ceremonies for unveiling the statue of General Rochambeau.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Statues--Planning; International relations; France; Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807; Peirce, Herbert H. D. (Herbert Henry Davis), 1849-1916; Bingham, Theo. A. (Theodore Alfred), 1858-1934; Rodgers, Raymond Perry, 1849-1925

Date: 1902-03-27

Telegram from William II, German Emperor, to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

In honor of the cordial welcome given to his brother, Prince Heinrich, by the citizens of the United States and the long history of friendship between the two nations, Emperor William II wishes to present a bronze statue of King Frederick II to be placed at a site in Washington, D.C.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: International relations; Diplomatic gifts; Statues; Bronzes; Germany; Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786; Heinrich, Prince of Prussia, 1862-1929

Date: 1902-05-14

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