President Cleveland, as Ferdinand V sitting on a throne, observes as civil service office seekers are baptized at the font of "Civil Service Reform." Among those depicted are Thomas Hendricks, Charles A. Dana, Thomas F. Grady, "Barnum," George H. Sterling(?), John Kelly, L. Q. C. Lamar, Thomas F. Bayard, "Pendleton," "Carlisle," George W. Curtis, Carl Schurz, and Grover Cleveland. Caption: In 1500, after the conquest of Granada, Ferdinand V. compelled the vanquished Moors to submit to the rite of Baptism.
Civil service reform; Baptism; Patronage, Political; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Grady, Thomas Francis, 1853-1912