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An old imposition

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President Cleveland as a railroad conductor collects fares from William McKinley, who is holding a ticket labeled "War Tariff Pass," and an elderly man, dressed as an infant labeled "Infant Industries," on his lap. The infant holds a pacifier connected to a bottle labeled "Protection Pap." Caption: Conductor Cleveland--That fellow can't ride free any longer, Ma'am - he's big enough to pay for himself!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Railroads--Employees; Infants; Trusts, Industrial; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1893-11-15

A senate for revenue only

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Uncle Sam sits on the Speaker's desk in the "U.S. Senate," bound by tape labeled "McKinley's High Protection Monopoly Tariff," facing a group of senators labeled "Coal Senator, R. Road Senator, Collar and Cuff Senator, Sugar Senator, Steel Rail Senator, Lumber Senator, Copper, [and] Iron Senator," and David B. Hill holding a large knife labeled "Peanut Dave." Seated among them is George F. Hoar. Caption: What are we here for, if not for our private interests?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Legislators; Patronage, Political; Trusts, Industrial; Tariff; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1894-03-28

A happy family

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An old woman labeled "G.O.P." sits on a throne with her arms around two men labeled "Monopolist" and "Fraudulent Pension Grabber" who are winking at the viewer. Caption: Mrs. G.O.P.--"These are my jewels!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties; Monopolies; Trusts, Industrial; Fraud; Women's clothing; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1894-04-25

After the hold-up

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William L. Wilson stands in the street outside the White House, holding open a large carpet bag labeled "Wilson's Free List" which contains papers labeled "Free Wool." He has an umbrella labeled "Income Tax" under his left arm. Sitting next to him on the street is the donkey labeled "Dem. Party" that he had been riding. Several men, four of them identified as "Gorman, Brice, McPherson, [and] Faulkner," have robbed him of papers labeled "Free Iron, Free Sugar, Free Lumber, [and] Free Coal" and are walking up the street toward the U.S. Capitol, visible in the background. Caption: "Gee whiz! And it's a wonder they left that!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Income tax; Legislation; Robbery; Trusts, Industrial; Donkeys; Luggage; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Brice, Calvin Stewart, 1845-1898; McPherson, John R. (John Rhoderic), 1833-1897; Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884

Date: 1894-06-06

An unpromising pair of racers

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A doubtful Uncle Sam watches as two horses pass on a racetrack headed for the start of the race. On the first horse labeled "Wilson Bill" is jockey William L. Wilson wearing a ribbon labeled "Tariff Reform." Several bandages encircle the horse's legs, tail, and neck labeled "Senate Amendments, Concessions to Collar and Cuff Trust, Concessions to Sugar Trust, Concessions to Coal Trust, Favors to Lead Trust, [and] Favors to Iron Trust." On the second horse labeled "McKinley Bill" is jockey William McKinley wearing a ribbon labeled "Protection." Caption: Uncle Sam--Neither one of these animals is good for anything; - they say there's a new horse being trained, called "Free Trade," that will beat 'em both!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tariff; Trusts, Industrial; Patronage, Political; Free trade--Protection; Jockeys; Horse racing; Wounds and injuries; Political parties--Platforms; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1894-06-20

Where is the difference?

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On the left, a "New York Police" officer accepts money from a woman's hand extending from a window labeled "N.Y. Den." At right, a man labeled "U.S. Senate" accepts "Stock" from a hand extending from a window labeled "Trusts." Both men are leaning on a solid pedestal labeled with a large "$" and the word "Protection."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Public officers; Legislators; Bribery; Patronage, Political; Trusts, Industrial; Prostitution; New York State Police

Date: 1894-08-01

Just the same here as in Asia

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William L. Wilson appears as a soldier wearing a helmet labeled "Tariff Reform" and holding a rifle labeled "Enlightenment" with fixed bayonet, with which he prevents William McKinley from advancing. McKinley is dressed as a Chinese man with a hat labeled "McKinleyism," an amulet labeled "Monopoly," and a medal that states "The Foreigner Pays the Tax." He is holding a large sword labeled "Fallacious Arguments" and a shield labeled "Trusts," and his long pigtail is wrapped around a post labeled "Played Out Protection Ideas." Caption: Superstition and old-fogyism must be conquered in the end by enlightenment and progressiveness.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Trusts, Industrial; Commerce; Progress; Superstition; Braid; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1894-09-05

Shut out again! - and all her own doing, too!

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An old woman labeled "Dem. Party" sits on snow-covered steps outside a door labeled "Public Confidence." The door has a padlock on it. At her feet is a hat box labeled "Free Silver in Ohio" and a suitcase labeled "Sugar Trust Legislation," and she is holding an umbrella and a sign that states "Hillism."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Silver question; Sugar beet industry; Trusts, Industrial; Public opinion; Eviction; Democratic Party (U.S.); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1894-11-14

"I'll take care of you, Grandma!" (after the original masterpiece)

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Arthur P. Gorman labeled "Gormanism" hugs Theodore A. Havemeyer sitting in a chair, dressed as an old woman and labeled "Sugar Trust" and "$."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sugar beet industry; Trusts, Industrial; Tariff; Grandparents; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906

Date: 1895-01-09

Cause for worry

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William L. Wilson appears as a nurse feeding "Infant Industries" from a large bowl labeled "Tariff Reform." Entering through a door in the background is William McKinley, also as a nurse, carrying a bottle of "Protection Pap." Caption: The Discharged Nurse (peevishly)--Dear me! It grieves me to death to see how that child's wasting away since they changed its food! 

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Trusts, Industrial; Infants; Nurses; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1895-10-16

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