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A played-out tenor - from star to street-singer

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Illustration shows Roscoe Conkling as a street musician singing in the street outside the "Washington Senatorial Opera-House"; with him is a small dog labeled "Howard Carroll" who is holding a hat into which Puck, shedding a tear, drops a coin, and two street urchins, one recognizable as Ulysses S. Grant. Caption: Signor Conklingini (singing) - When Grant slipped up upon his nomination, / And failed to reach the presidential station, / Ten long years back it put this luckless nation. / And hence I sing - I sing - in lonely - lo-ho-honely degradation!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Singers; Street musicians; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Carroll, Howard, 1854-1916

Date: 1883-05-16

Bad for business

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A band of street musicians is comprised of yellow journalism newspaper editors/publishers. Two men are playing "The War Wave" on horns labeled Daily Sensation (Joseph Pulitzer) and Morning Exciter (possibly James Gordon Bennett, Jr.). A man (possibly Charles A. Dana) is playing a tune labeled "Rumblings of War" on a bass drum labeled Daily Brawler. Two other men are playing tunes labeled "War Talk" and "War News." A man with one hand over his right ear is standing at the entrance to a building labeled "Business Interests" and "Commerce and Manufactures"; with his left hand he gestures toward the musicians to stop or move on.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Street musicians; Newspaper editors; Communication; Sensationalism in journalism; War and society; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1896-03-25

No rest for the wicked

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A man beating a large drum and a woman playing the cymbals in a street in the middle of the night disturb the sleep of everyone in the neighborhood. The drum is labeled "Salvation Army."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Street musicians; Night; Noise; Salvation Army

Date: 1897-06-30

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