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The great rival advertising shows to "boom up" stocks

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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!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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-

Date: 1883-09-05

The two dromios

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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!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cowboys; Nobility; Manners and customs; Railroad passenger cars; Northern Pacific Railroad Company; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900

Date: 1883-10-10

Passing everything on the road

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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 Labor Sleigh.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1884-02-06

Old Villard and young Villard

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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 inheritance.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Families--Conduct of life; Families--Moral and ethical aspects; Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900

Date: 1904-03-05

Letter from Joseph Bucklin Bishop to Theodore Roosevelt

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Joseph Bucklin Bishop sends President Roosevelt two enclosures regarding the views of "old" Villard and "young" Villard. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Journalism; Villard, Henry, 1835-1900; Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949

Date: 1904-03-10

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