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Unwelcome passengers

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Print shows a coach labeled "Rural Democracy" filled with "Rural Regulars" carrying their farm tools, racing "To the State Convention", driven by Samuel J. Tilden, with John Kelly representing "Tammany Hall" and John Fox representing "Irving Hall" hitching a ride, sitting on the rear step. The driver looks annoyed.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political conventions; Carriages and carts; Farmers; Country life; Transportation--Passenger traffic; Stowaways; New York (State); Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Fox, John Jr., 1862-1919

Date: 1881-09-14

Puck's perplexing position - between two evils

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Print shows Puck standing between John Kelly, on the left, in front of "Tammany Hall", holding a flag that states "Down with the Bloated Monopolists!!", he has F.B. Thurber in his coat pocket, and on the right, Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, and Cyrus W. Field as large money bags labeled "$", standing in front of the "Monopoly Telegraph Co." and the "Monopoly R.R." A signpost, pointing to the left, states "To Anti-Monopolyville" and pointing to the right, "To Monopolyville". Puck indicates that he would like to be an anti-monopolist, but not the John Kelly type. Caption: Puck "Well, I want to be an anti-monopolist; but not if that is one!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Free trade--Protection; Tariff; Tammany Hall; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thurber, Francis B. (Francis Beatty), 1842-1907

Date: 1881-10-12

Escaping from the old shell

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Print shows a moth or butterfly labeled "N.Y. County Democracy" with bust portraits of Lucius Robinson, Abram S. Hewitt, Samuel J. Tilden, and Clarkson N. Potter on the wings; it has just emerged from a pupa labeled "Tammany" with the face of John Kelly, and is flying toward a flower blossom labeled "1884".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Butterflies; Moths; Flowers; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Robinson, Lucius, 1810-1891; Potter, Clarkson Nott, 1825-1882; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1881-11-02

Gone to meet John Kelly

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Print shows Hugh McLaughlin with a label that states "Boss McLaughlin Hades", thrown from a pitchfork labeled "Resignation" toward John Kelly who is roasting on a grill over flaming coals in "Hades".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Hell; Municipal officials and employees; Resignation from office; Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; McLaughlin, Hugh, 1827-1904

Date: 1881-11-09

Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt during the New York Assembly

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Theodore Roosevelt's handwritten account of two months (not five, as he wrote on the first page) in the New York State Legislature, including his often caustic assessment of some of his fellow legislators. The date range is January 2, 1882 to March 1, 1882.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Tammany Hall; New York (State). Legislature; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Alvord, Thomas Gold, 1810-1897; Sharpe, George H. (George Henry), 1828-1900; Bogan, Thomas

Date: 1882

John Kelly galvanizes the corpse of Tammany

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Print shows John Kelly trying to bring Tammany Hall back to life by turning an electrical apparatus labeled "Deal with the Republicans" connected first to an "Anti-Monopoly" device, then with wires spelling "Patronage" to a rod held by a man dressed as an Native American lying in a coffin labeled "Tammany Died 1880." The jolt of electricity knocks the moccasins off his feet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Electric shock; Electric apparatus and appliances; Coffins; Patronage, Political; Moccasins; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1882-05-31

Puck's pyrotechnics - Fourth-of-July fireworks free to all

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Print shows a fireworks display with Puck bowing on a stage in front of a "Fan Light" featuring the likenesses of William H. Vanderbilt, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and Jay Gould; on stage with Puck is a hand holding a smoldering torch which may represent Bartholdi's hand and torch from the Statue of Liberty. On the left is a pagoda labeled "Puck Office" and on the right is a building labeled "Tammany Hall." Among the fireworks are many faces of politicians and other prominent figures of the day, some labeled by type of firework, such as "Chicago Shower" - Arthur, Grant, Conkling, Logan and Cameron; "Tumbler" - Tilden; "Twister" - Schurz; "The Falling Tammany Star" - Kelly; "Bomb" - Davis; "Junk Whizzler" - Robeson; "Polar Rocket" - Bennett; "Buster" - Butler; and "Star Route Staggerer" - Dorsey. Others shown are James G. Blaine, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton(?), Thomas De Witt Talmage, and Theodore Tilton.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fourth of July; Fourth of July celebrations; Fireworks; Capitalists and financiers; Politicians; Monopolies; Pagodas; Scandals; Statue of Liberty (New York, N.Y.); Tammany Hall; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Tilton, Elizabeth M. Richards, 1834-; Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907

Date: 1882-07-05

The irrepressible log

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Print shows a bear labeled "N.Y. Democracy" climbing a tree labeled "New York" and "N.Y. State Patronage Hive" to get at the honey. However, a block of wood labeled "Tammany Kelly" suspended by a rope labeled "60,000 voters" keeps getting in the bear's way. Caption: Democratic Bear "If it wasn't for that log, I'd have had that honey long ago, and the more I thrust it away the harder it hits me!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democracy; Bears; Pendulum; Patronage, Political; Honey; Beehives; Trees; New York (State); Tammany Hall; Democratic Party (N.Y.); Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1882-08-16

"Tammany will send a full delegation to the state convention" - New York Times, August 15th

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Print shows John Kelly driving a wagon labeled "Tammany" overloaded with rowdy delegates to the New York state convention in Syracuse. The wagon is being pulled by the Tammany tiger. Several men are drinking alcoholic beverages, while one man plays a harp.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political conventions; Carriages and carts; Drinking of alcoholic beverages; Political parties--Officials and employees; New York (State)--Syracuse; Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1882-08-23

For sale again

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Print shows John Kelly carrying a basket labeled "27,000 Votes For Sale," accosting passengers on a "New York Train," seeking buyers. Around the car, men are seated beneath windows labeled "Democratic Nomination Hewitt for Gov.," "Cornell for Gov.," "Folger for Gov.," and "Wadsworth for Gov." They are reading newspapers labeled "Half Breed," "Greenback," "Independent Puck," "Stalwart," and "Machine Paper." Caption: John Kelly Here you are! I'll sell to anybody else, except "blind pool men." How much for the lot?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Elections; Railroad passenger cars; Railroads--Employees; Patronage, Political; New York (State); Tammany Hall; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Wadsworth, James Wolcott, 1846-1926; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884

Date: 1882-08-30

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