Print shows three "advertising" sideshows, on the left, the
"Great Northern Pacific R.R. Show Patronized by the European
Aristocracy" with Henry Villard as the barker and Carl Schurz
playing a drum. Includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent
showing a "Famous German Painter engaged at a cost of $15,000!!!",
a "Celebrated German Author, A Live German Baron!!, British
Interests Member of Parliament, A Genuine English Lord, the real
article, Bavarian General, [and] English Aristocrat." On the right
is the "Great Yellowstone Park Show" with "Uncle Rufus Hatch" as
barker and Charles A. Dana playing the trombone; includes portraits
hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Scout, Arthur's Cabinet
[Robert Todd Lincoln], Little "Phil" Sheridan, Great American
General, [and] President Arthur" fishing. At center, in the
background, is the "Western Union Show" with Jay Gould sitting in
front of a tent labeled "Happy Family Inside." Between the
sideshows are several well-dressed, serious-minded men, one labeled
"Investor", considering the merits of each show before investing.
Caption: Showman Villard "Step up and invest! Here you have English
lords, German barons, foreign authors, bankers, poets - all
imported expressly for this show, at enormous expense!" / Uncle
Rufus "Here you are! This is the only genuine patriotic American
show. Put your money here!"
Sideshows; Venture capital; Capitalists and financiers; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Stock Market (Firm); Villard, Henry, 1835-1900; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hatch, Rufus, 1832-
Print shows an American cowboy talking to a British nobleman who
is standing on papers labeled "Brutality, Vulgarity, Insolence,
Arrogance, Selfishness, [and] Boorishness", with an "Invitation N.
Pacific R.R. Opening - Villard" extending from a pocket. In the
background is a railroad car labeled "Parlor Car Villard
Excursion." Caption: American Cowboy to British Nobleman
(Villard Variety) "Methinks, thou art my mirror!"
Cowboys; Nobility; Manners and customs; Railroad passenger cars; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900
A street on a winter's day is crowded with horse-drawn sleighs,
some of which are attempting to get ahead of the others. On the
left, a sleigh labeled "J. Gould" carrying Gould, Whitelaw Reid,
and Roscoe Conkling has caused another sleigh labeled "Villard" and
"Northern Pacific R. R." to overturn, spilling Henry Villard, and
nearly hitting George H. "Pendleton" holding on to the arm of a
young girl labeled "Civil Service Reform." Behind them is a troika
labeled "Standard Oil Co." that is driven by Sereno "Payne." Racing
ahead at the center is a sleigh labeled "The P-- be d--" and
"Vanderbilt" driven by William H. Vanderbilt. On the right is a
large "Labor Sleigh" loaded with blue-collar workers and drawn by a
single, scrawny horse struggling to keep pace. To the far right are
two sleighs. One labeled "Roach Contract Cutter" is driven by John
Roach and the other labeled "Field" is driven by Cyrus Field.
Bringing up the rear is a sleigh labeled "Huntington" driven by
Collis P. Huntington and flying a banner that states, "It costs
money to fix things." A man with a bag labeled "Laborer Iron" has
fallen in the street and is about to be run over by Roach and the
Sleds; Coach horses; Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Snow; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900
Newspaper article on the "degeneration" of the Villard family.
The article unfavorably compares the crimes of Henry Villard to the
crimes of his son, Oswald Garrison Villard. Henry Villard stole
from the public and Oswarld Garrison Villard stole his sister's
Families--Conduct of life; Families--Moral and ethical aspects; Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900
Joseph Bucklin Bishop sends President Roosevelt two enclosures
regarding the views of "old" Villard and "young"
Journalism; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900; Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949