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"Sic 'em!"

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Print shows Charles Stewart Parnell, a prisoner in the "Kilmainham Kaboose", directing a pack of small dogs labeled "Healy, Kettle, Egan, O'Connor, Dillon, Davitt, Sexton, [and] Brennan" to attack the British Lion, instead they scatter in all directions. Caption: Mr. Parnell in his great feat of letting loose the dogs of war.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Prisons; Prisoners; Economic assistance--International cooperation; Autonomy and independence movements; Dogs; Lion; Great Britain; Ireland; Kilmainham Gaol; Healy, T. M. (Timothy Michael), 1855-1931; Kettle, Andrew J.; Egan, Patrick, 1841-; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Sexton, Thomas, 1848-1932; Brennan, Thomas, 1853-1912; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891

Date: 1881-10-26

Beyond control

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Print shows William E. Gladstone, possibly dressed as a Greek marathon runner, passing an "Altar of Peace" on which there appears to be a small fire and a rifle labeled "Coercion." A red military tunic and helmet have fallen to the ground near the altar. Several dogs labeled "Assassin, Ribbon Man, Desperado, Secret Society, [and] Fenian" attack Gladstone. Michael Davitt and Charles Stuart Parnell, with a leash labeled "Land League," struggle to hold onto the dogs. Davitt has stumbled over John Dillon; all three are lying on the ground. In the background, a man runs into the forest after stabbing two men who were wearing top hats and may have been British government officials.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Autonomy; Altars; Peace; Prime ministers; Dogs; Assassination; Animal attacks; Ireland; Great Britain; Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906; Dillon, John, 1851-1927; Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891; Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898

Date: 1882-05-17

An appalling attempt to muzzle the watch-dog of science

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Herbert Spencer appears as a statue of a large dog at the entrance to a public building emitting rays of light labeled "Science." Many diminutive men, wearing over-sized top hats, scamper about with ladders and muzzles in an attempt to silence Spencer's views on religion and science. On a nearby flagpole hangs a banner that states "Freedom of Thought." Caption: "The Society for the Suppression of Blasphemous Literature proposes to get up cases against Professors Huxley and Tyndall, Herbert Spencer, and others who, by their writings, have sown widespread unbelief, and in some cases rank atheism." Tel. London, March 5, 1883.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Freedom of speech; Freedom of information; Science; Faith; Censorship; Watchdogs; Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

Date: 1883-03-14

Rip Van Winkle's return

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Outside a building labeled "Washington Inn" with an image of the U.S. Capitol on the sign, a large group of Republican legislators, politicians, and others are laughing at an old man wearing tattered clothing labeled "Democracy." He looks dazed, as though he has just wandered in from the past; his walking stick is dated "1861." Two dogs labeled "N.Y. Tribune" and "N.Y. Times" sniff at his heels. Among those present are George M. Robeson, Ulysses S. Grant, John Logan, James Gillespie Blaine, Chester Alan Arthur (dressed as a woman, serving food and drinks), Charles J. Folger, George Frisbie Hoar, Joseph Warren Keifer, Horace F. Page, William Mahone (doing a hand-stand), J. D. Cameron, Roscoe Conkling, John Sherman, George F. Edmunds, John P. Jones, and Thomas Collier Platt.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Van Winkle, Rip (Fictitious character); Democracy; Taverns (Inns); Laughter; Older people; Legislators; Presidents--Elections; Dogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Folger, Charles J. (Charles James), 1818-1884; Page, Horace F. (Horace Francis), 1833-1890; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-03-14

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

Blind!!

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A blind man labeled "Democracy," with the features of an Irishman, walks toward an abyss labeled "Defeat," carrying a cane labeled "Vacillation," and holding on to a leash tied to a dog with the face of, and labeled, "Carlisle." The man has a large bass fiddle strapped to his back and, in a bag, lyrics to the "Standard Oil Co. Melody." On the ground at his feet is sheet music for the song "Turn the Rascals Out." Behind him, pointing in the opposite direction, is a sign for the "Road to Tariff Reform," which leads to the United States Capitol.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Blindness; Dogs; Stereotypes (Social psychology); Ethnicity; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910

Date: 1884-01-16

One thing he can not shake off

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Chester Alan Arthur is a cat, with the spout labeled "'Soap' Campaign 1880," that has broken off a pitcher, around his neck. The pitcher labeled "N. Y. Ward Politics" lies on the ground nearby. James Gillespie Blaine is a dog sitting in front of a doghouse, chained to a weight labeled "Mulligan Disgrace."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: U.S. states--Politics and government; Political corruption; Scandals--Political aspects; Cats; Dogs; Pitchers; New York (State)--New York; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-05-28

"Me and Jack"

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James Gillespie Blaine, wearing swimming trunks, sits on a board extending over a pond, with John Alexander Logan, as a dog, sitting next to him. Blaine's body is tattoed all over, with ""Bluster, Mulligan, Guano Statesmanship, [and] Pacific Bonds." A can labeled "Pro-Slavery" is tied to the dog's tail and there is a bar of soap labeled "Hurrah Soap to Remove Tattoo" on the shore-end of the board.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Scandals--Political aspects; Political corruption; Tattooed people; Soap; Dogs; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886

Date: 1884-07-02

Out of the frying-pan into the fire

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James G. Blaine tries to climb over a wall labeled "National Garden Post No Bills" and "No Admittance to Lobbyists, Jobbers & Other Objectionable Characters." He is carrying a bag over his shoulder containing fruit labeled "Jobs, Little Rock, [and] N. Pacific Bonds," some of which are falling out labeled "Tribune Sponge" and "Mulligan Letters." A guard dog on a leash labeled "Cleveland Machine" has chased Blaine to the wall and is standing on Blaine's plumed hat labeled "Brag" and "Bluster." Outside the wall is Puck's figure for the "Independent" voter. Annotation: "After a well-known picture."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political corruption; Brick walls; Robbery; Watchdogs; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

Date: 1884-07-23

Those dogs won't fight - they are dying of starvation

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Charles A. Dana, editor of the "Sun," and Stephen B. Elkins, wearing a plumed hat, attempt to push an emaciated dog labeled "Clerical Slanderer" up steps leading to where Grover Cleveland is sitting in a rocking chair. Another dog labeled "Common Slanderer" is lying on its back, apparently dead. Nearby is an overturned bowl labeled "False Witness."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Honesty; Libel and slander; Starvation; Dogs; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1884-08-20

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