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Prosperity and the flag

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"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

Overtraining young horses

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A horse labeled "Butler's Policy" ridden by Benjamin F. Butler is kicking up its rear legs, startling a horse labeled "Cleveland's Policy" ridden by Grover Cleveland at the "Presidential Race-Course" where "Horses [are] Trained for Presidential Races." The "Gubernatorial Training Stables" are at far left. Gathered beneath a large tree on the right, observing, are John Logan, Roscoe Conkling, James Gillespie Blaine, John Sherman, David Davis, Winfield Scott Hancock, Ulysses S. Grant, Schuyler Colfax, and Samuel J. Tilden. Caption: Dismounted Jockeys - The horses look well enough now; but they began training too early; and will break down long before the race!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Animal training; Racetracks (Horse racing); Horses; Jockeys; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

Date: 1883-01-31

Let the political army have new drums also!

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Ulysses S. Grant is leading his "Grant Boom" band comprised of Samuel J. Tilden, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Roscoe Conkling, William W. Phelps, David Davis, James D. Cameron, John Sherman, James G. Blaine, John Kelly, Winfield Scott Hancock, William Mahone, and John Logan. Most carry drums that are broken or in disrepair. Across the street, in front of the "Political Armory," Puck is operating a makeshift stand, issuing "New Drums for Old Drums." Benjamin F. Butler kicks away his old drum labeled "Butlers Old Policies" and is getting a new drum labeled "Civil Service Reform." Brooklyn Mayor Seth Low and Grover Cleveland are trying out new drums labeled "Independence" and "Civil Service Reform." Other new drums are labeled "Tariff Reform, Political Honesty, Anti-Monopoly, Honesty, [and] For the People." Caption: The U.S. Army is to have new drums. In their day the old drums did good service. Now they must retire and give place to better drums. Phila. Record.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Civil service reform; Honesty; Marching percussion; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-02-14

Bravo! Señor Clevelando!!

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Grover Cleveland, former mayor of Buffalo and current governor of New York, is a bullfighter standing with his right foot on the head of a bison labeled "Buffalo Democracy" with one dart labeled "Veto Buffalo Fire Dept. Bill" stuck in its side. The weakened buffalo has collapsed on papers that state "Buffalo Politicians' Demands," and Cleveland's red cape is labeled "Firmness."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Legislation; Legislative veto; Municipal officials and employees; Bullfights; Bison; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1883-04-18

Our national dog-show

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At a dog show, a variety of breeds are competing. In the upper left corner, labeled the "Judges' Stand," are several newspaper editors, including James Gordon Bennett, Whitelaw Reid, Murat Halstead, Charles A. Dana, Henry Watterson, and George W. Curtis. They are judging two dogs, Winfield Scott Hancock and Samuel J. Tilden. Other dogs depicted are "Sesquipedalian Sleuth Hound Evarts, Mulligan Mongrel, Rossa Runt - take care dangerous, Lap Dogs Monopoly Breed", also Chester A. Arthur, William Mahone, Thomas C. Platt, Roscoe Conkling, James D. Cameron, John Logan, "Pointer Bayard, Tammany Tarrier, House Dog Edson, Dachshund, Toby Dog, Poodle, Water-dog," David Davis, U.S. Grant, "Tewksbury Ratter, Hoar-Hound, Hybrid Hayes" and at center, "Puck's entry Cleveland [and] S. Low."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Dog shows; Politicians; Newspaper editors; Presidents--Elections; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908; O’Donovan Rossa, Jeremiah, 1831-1915; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904

Date: 1883-05-09

William Tell Cleveland will not bow to the hat

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Grover Cleveland, as William Tell, holds the hand of Franklin Edson, as his son, striding past a hat labeled "Tammany" perched atop a stick labeled "Ignorant Voters" around which Samuel S. Cox, Thomas F. Grady, Hubert O. Thompson, Francis B. Spinola, and others bow down. On the left, an enraged John Kelly sits on a donkey, commanding soldiers carrying a banner labeled "Board of Aldermen." In the background, on the right, standing beneath a sign that states "Regular Democracy," are a group of men that includes Samuel J. Tilden, William R. Grace, Abram S. Hewitt, and Edward Cooper.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Allegiance; Municipal officials and employees; Patronage, Political; Tammany Hall; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Edson, Franklin, 1832-1904; Cooper, Edward, 1824-1905; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Spinola, F. B. (Francis Barretto), 1821-1891; Grady, Thomas Francis, 1853-1912

Date: 1883-05-16

The Democratic smithy - odd shoes for the mule

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In the interior of a blacksmith's shop, Samuel Randall, Abram Hewitt, and Benjamin Butler are putting oversized shoes labeled "Protection, Free Trade, [and] Incidental Tariff" on a mule labeled "Democracy." Henry Watterson works on a shoe labeled "Western Policy" and Thomas Bayard reaches for a shoe labeled "Elastic Policy." In the right foreground, Charles A. Dana is cooling rods labeled "MacDonald Boom, Hancock, Grace, Hendricks, [and] Tilden." At the furnace are Grover Cleveland, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, and "Robbinson" with irons labeled "Business Principles, Southern Policy, Tariff for Rev. [and] Dodge Policy" in the fire. In the background on the right are John Kelly, Joseph Pulitzer, and Oswald Ottendorfer operating the "Dem. Press Bellows" for the "N.Y. World, N.Y. Star, [and] Staatszeitung." Puck sits on top of a wall in the upper left, next to a notice that states "Tariff Tinkering Done Here."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Forge shops; Blacksmiths; Blacksmithing; Horseshoes; Donkeys; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grace, William Russell, 1832-1904; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Ottendorfer, Oswald, 1826-1900; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; McDonald, Joseph E. (Joseph Ewing), 1819-1891; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1883-06-20

The political Sam'ls of Posen

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Print shows a large group of political peddlers trying to sell their goods to Columbia as mistress of the house. Among those shown are Samuel J. Tilden selling "Tribulation Toys"; Benjamin F. Butler with "Elastic Politics" suspenders; Ulysses S. Grant, "306" on his watch chain, with a sack of "War Record" and "Old Clo's"; Roscoe Conkling with a bag of "Stalwart Stationery"; James G. Blaine offering his card "J. Blaine Fancy Goods" with a bag of "Southern Policy [and] Fancy Notions"; Thomas Hendricks; Chester A. Arthur; David Davis peddling "D. Davis's Soap will Scour Both Parties"; Abram S. Hewitt; William Evarts; Allen G. Thurman with a sack of "Rag Babies"; John A. Logan peddling "Logan Bombast"; Grover Cleveland with a sack of "Clean Shirts"; Thomas Bayard peddling "Dodge Salve" and "Bayards No Policy"; John Sherman with "Honest Hosiery"; and Winfield Scott Hancock with "Clean Gloves." Dashing up in the background are "Johann Kelly & Co., Samuells Randall & Co., [and] Gen. Sherman U.S.A." Uncle Sam is sitting, in the upper left, with his feet on the railing of the second floor porch. Caption: Columbia - "Not to-day - some other day!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Peddlers; Jews; Politicians; Presidents--Elections; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890

Date: 1883-07-25

Who killed Hancock?

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The ghost of Winfield Scott Hancock sits on a throne in a banquet hall. Samuel J. Tilden pushes a frightened Charles A. Dana, as Macbeth, toward Hancock. Dana makes wild statements while waving around a note for $5000.00. A chalice has fallen to the floor, spilling "Harmony." Samuel S. Cox, as a court jester, sits on the floor next to the throne with "S.S. Cox's Joke Book" at his knee. The room is filled with courtiers, among them Thomas A. Hendricks, Grover Cleveland who has fallen backwards onto John Kelly, Thomas F. Bayard, Samuel J. Randall, David Davis, Henry Watterson, Abram S. Hewitt, Hubert O. Thompson, George Hoadly, and Benjamin F. Butler. All seem to be sitting in judgment of Dana. Caption: MacBeth-Dana--"Never shake thy gory locks at me! I'll bet you Five Thousand Dollars thou canst not say I did it!!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Ghosts; Fools and jesters; Homicide; Thrones; Nobility; Dinners and dining; Presidents--Elections; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889; Hoadly, George, 1826-1902

Date: 1883-08-29

In the jaws of death - a cold day for the Independent Party

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Print shows Puck's figure for the "Independent Party" in a small sailboat of that name, flying a banner labeled "Independents", sailing through icy waters among large icebergs. In the background two ships labeled "Tariff Reform" and "Civil Service Reform" have wrecked on icebergs. Among the faces in the icebergs are Rutherford B. Hayes, Roscoe Conkling, George M. Robeson, William Mahone, George F. Hoar, James G. Blaine, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, John Sherman, John A. Logan, Whitelaw Reid, Samuel J. Tilden, Hubert O. Thompson, John Kelly, Charles A. Dana, Thomas Hendricks, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin F. Butler, Grover Cleveland, Ulysses S. Grant, Allen G. Thurman, Abram S. Hewitt, and Chester A. Arthur.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Shipwrecks; Icebergs; Sailing; Sailboats; Tariff; Civil service; Reformation; National Independent Party (U.S.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1883-11-07

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