A glum Thanksgiving Day feast is occurring with the downtrodden Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine and his supporters "W.W. Phelps, [Roscoe Conkling at an open door], William Mahone, Cabot Lodge, [John Logan], Robeson, Dorsey, [W. Reid, Benjamin F. Butler], Elkins, Platt, [Cyrus W. Field, and] C.A. Dana" gathered around a table, and with John Kelly as a dog next to a plate with a small bird labeled "Compliments of N.Y. Citizens." Reid is removing the top of a platter labeled "Campaign" where there is a "Crow" that is "Compliments of the People." Through a window, where Puck is looking in, can be seen Grover Cleveland carrying a large turkey labeled "Presidency" over his shoulder, and across the street is Jay Gould offering his "Congratulations."
Presidents--Elections; Thanksgiving Day; Crows; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897