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Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model

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A group of explorers of the polar regions, representing discovery and exploration, float on an ice floe. They may all be on the verge of death. Weighing judgment are James G. Bennett of the New York Herald and several European heads of state sitting in an area labeled "Reserved for J.G. Bennett and other Crowned Heads," as well as a group of men seated in an area labeled "In the Name of Science - More! More!" This latter group has already pronounced judgment by giving the "Thumbs Down" sign. Notices pasted on the walls of the arena state "Kane died 1853, Franklin died 1850, Hall died 1871, [and] G.W. De Long 1882" referring to explorers who died in the name of science.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: United States North Polar Expedition; Science; Discovery and exploration, American; Heads of state; Explorers; Ice floes; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Oscar II, King of Sweden, 1829-1907; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; De Long, George W. (George Washington), 1844-1881; Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871; Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857; Franklin, John, 1786-1847

Date: 1882-05-31

Coney Island and the crowned heads

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Print shows Uncle Sam welcoming several heads of state labeled "Pan-Slavism, Nihilism, Socialism, Pauperism, Communism [represented by Marianne], Fenianism, Mormonism [wearing a fez], [and] Spain" to a swim at Coney Island; they have emerged from bathhouses labeled "Austria, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, [and] England" and stand in the water. Caption: Why shouldn't the wearied monarchs of Europe enjoy a plunge in our republican waters?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Marianne (French emblem); Heads of state; Economics; European communities--Politics and government; Swimming; Beaches; Bathhouses; Crowns; New York (State)--New York--Coney Island; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; Umberto I, King of Italy, 1844-1900; William I, German Emperor, 1797-1888

Date: 1882-07-19

"Her resolute opposition"

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Illustration shows Queen Victoria standing on her throne labeled "England" at the edge of the sea, holding a broom labeled "My Prerogative," and sweeping against ocean waves labeled "Home Rule" and "Democracy" that show the faces of Charles S. Parnell, William E. Gladstone, and Robert Cecil Salisbury. Her crown is perched on the back of her throne. Caption: A poor old broom against the new flood.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World politics; Autonomy and independence movements; Seashore; Brooms and brushes; Thrones; Crowns; Sweeping and dusting; Great Britain; Ireland; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1886-02-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Anna Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt writes to his sister Anna Roosevelt about receiving her letters and her presentation to the Queen Victoria of England. He encloses pictures drawn by both he, Cecil Spring-Rice and Ted depicting her presentation at Court. Roosevelt shares Anna's letters with the Cabot Lodges. Cecil Spring-Rice is depressed lately. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Letters; Dinners and dining; Queens; Drawing; Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Date: 1894-04-01

"And John, he pays the freight"

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Queen Victoria holds up an infant labeled "Little New Duke of York. Christening Robe Cost £300." She presents the baby to John Bull who is holding a paper that states "Heavy Expense Account - Royal Family." In the background is a castle labeled "Royal Nursery." The baby is probably Edward VIII, later the Duke of Windsor.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: John Bull (Symbolic character); Cost and standard of living; Queens; Kings and rulers; Nobility; Infants; Debts, Public; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972

Date: 1894-07-25

Puck to Victoria, R.

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Puck bows and hands a bouquet of flowers labeled "1837 1897" to Queen Victoria, who is sitting on a throne, holding a scepter, and leaning forward to accept the flowers. Includes a few lines of light verse.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Queens; Anniversaries; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Date: 1897-06-23

Lachrymæ

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Illustration shows a female figure draped in black, mourning over the tomb of Queen Victoria.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Queens--Death and burial; Monuments; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Date: 1901-02-13

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to C. F. Moberly Bell

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President Roosevelt thanks C. F. Moberly Bell for his courtesy and expresses the sympathy felt in the United States at the news of Queen Victoria's death.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Death and burial of a person; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Date: 1901-11-06

Letter from A. B. M. Young to Theodore Roosevelt

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A.B.M. Young sends President Roosevelt a bottle of sherry supposedly from the private stock of the late Queen Victoria.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sherry; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901

Date: 1902-12-29

Letter from Whitelaw Reid to Theodore Roosevelt

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Ambassador Reid writes to President Roosevelt about a conversation he had with John Wanamaker about international postal rates and improving postal service between London and New York. Reid hopes Roosevelt will listen to Wanamaker when he comes to discuss it. Reid is sending gossip to Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and will send the president more on political matters in coming days.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Postal rates; Postal service--Foreign mail; Meetings; Target practice; Shooting, Military--Awards; Gossip; Presidents--Correspondence; Luncheons; Presidents--Press coverage; New York (State)--New York; England--London; Canada; Panama; Great Britain. Army. Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade (Royal Scots); United States. Army. Army, 7th; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Low, A. Maurice (Alfred Maurice), 1860-1929

Date: 1905-07-10

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