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The U.S. hotel badly needs a "bouncer"

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In the lobby of the "U.S. Hotel," Uncle Sam and Puck sit behind the front desk on the left. At center is Chester Alan Arthur as the "U.S. Hotel Presidential Bouncer" who is clearing the lobby of agitators. Among them are Patrick "Egan," Johann "Most," Patrick Joseph "Sheridan," Justus "Schwab," and "O'Donovan Rossa," with Charles "Parnell" standing just outside the door looking in. A notice on the wall states "U.S. Hotel - Rules and Regulations - Guests are Required to Preserve Order - No Bomb-Throwing; No Incendiary Talk; No Communism; No Fenianism."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Anarchists; Hotels--Employees; Violence; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Most, Johann Joseph, 1846-1906; Schwab, Justus, 1847-1900

Date: 1883-03-28

The new policeman on the beat - the monopoly gang defies him!

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A policeman from the "New Chicago Anti-Monopoly Party" holds a broken nightstick labeled "Popular Support." He is standing on a sidewalk at "Vanderbilt's Monopoly Car Yard," confronting a gang of monopolists that includes, among others, Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, Cyrus W. Field, John Roach, Russell Sage, and an "Anti-Monopoly Grocery Monopolist" Francis B. Thurber. Gang members hold handguns and rocks. Puck, holding a club labeled "Only Support," stands with the policeman. A flag that states "No Thoroughfare for Small Business Men" hangs from a building. An injured or dead man, identified as a "Small Business Man," is lying in the street.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Police; Police--Violence against; Violence; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Thurber, Francis B. (Francis Beatty), 1842-1907; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-07-18

How do they like it themselves?

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Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa and Johann J. Most are shocked by sudden attempts of violence against them. At their feet are headlines from the "United Irishmen" and "Freiheit" that state "Sacrifice Women Children and Everybody - Anything to Raise Subscriptions to the Fund! O'D. Rossa" and "Dynamite Everybody Herr Most." Caption: Horrified Apostles of Violence - "Begob, the flag has gone back on us!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Anarchists; Violence; Irish; Most, Johann Joseph, 1846-1906; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915

Date: 1885-02-11

Attacking him in broad daylight

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A large policeman labeled "Civil Service Reform," holding a nightstick labeled "Public Opinion," stands outside a building labeled "Public Offices." He is about to be assaulted by two diminutive men. On the left is Frank Swett Black wearing a hat labeled "Gov. of N.Y." and carrying a large blackjack labeled "Black's Civil Service Reform Bill." On the right is Charles H. Grosvenor holding a brick labeled "Grosvenor's Anti-Civil Service Reform Bill" and "Congress" that he intends to throw at the officer.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Police; Public opinion; Truncheons; Violence; Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917; Black, Frank Swett, 1853-1913

Date: 1897-05-19

The mote in our neighbor's eye

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Print shows at center, Uncle Sam as a policeman attempting to stop a bullfight, calling it a "brutal and degrading sport." Vignettes surrounding the main image show a "Six Day Bicycle Race" with exhausted riders trying to continue, a "Foot-Ball" game with one football player jumping on another as medical staff carry off an injured player, "Pigeon Shooting," "Prize Fighting" where the crowd cheers as a boxer gets knocked down, and a "Base-Ball" game where a baseball player is "Assaulting the Umpire" with a bat.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Bullfights; Pigeons; Shooting; Violence; Hypocrisy; Football; Baseball; Bicycles; Boxing

Date: 1899-07-12

As the heathen see us -- a meeting of the Chinese foreign missions society

Description:

At a meeting in a Chinese mission, a collection is being taken up, "Contributions received here to save the foreign devils." Five accompanying vignettes show how the United States is viewed by the Chinese, including "Kentucky feuds," "Burning Negros at the stake," "Labor riots," "Anti-Chinese riots," and "New York City government" where the Tammany Tiger is shaking down a citizen. A sign on a wall in the mission states, "Help the Heathen."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: International relations; Missions; Race discrimination; African Americans; Violence; Riots; Homicide; Corruption; China

Date: 1900-11-21

Their best friend

Description:

A female figure labeled "Arbitration" stands between a soldier labeled "Law & Order" and a laborer labeled "Strike" who is holding a bomb and about to throw a brick, with the words "Riot" and "Arson" appearing in the smoke billowing from a fire behind him.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Arbitration, Industrial; Law enforcement; Strikes and lockouts; Violence; Employees

Date: 1901-06-12

Letter from W. Seabury Simmons to Theodore Roosevelt

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W. Seabury Simmons blames the attempted assassination of President McKinley on Democrats, yellow journalism, Bryanism, imperialism, and anarchism. Simmons recommends banishing anarchists.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Assassination attempts; Presidents--Assassination; Political violence; Anarchism; Anarchists

Date: 1901-09-07

The scab's appeal to Justice

Description:

An angry mob of strikers with clubs, guns, and bricks pursues a man labeled "Independent Labor" who has fallen near his wife and child in front of the statue of Justice. Justice is bound with red tape labeled "Politics." Her scales and fasces lie on the ground next to her feet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Fasces; Justice; Labor supply; Mobs; Strikebreakers; Strikes and lockouts; Violence

Date: 1902-10-01

Telegram from Isaac J. Lansing to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Reverend Lansing claims that the coal presidents are telling the truth about the acts of violence committed by the striking miners.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Anthracite Coal Strike (Pennsylvania : 1902); Industrial relations; Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining; Coal miners; Violence; Violence in the workplace; Anthracite coal industry

Date: 1902-10-04

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