James G. Blaine is pictured as Apollo playing a lyre labeled "N. Y. Tribune" fashioned from the body of Whitelaw Reid, before a gathering of the gods on Olympus. Among those present are Cyrus Field as Mercury, George M. Robeson as Neptune, Charles A. Dana as Minerva, Jay Gould as Zeus, T. C. Platt, Robert G. Ingersoll, and R. B. Hayes as angels, Chauncey Depew, W. H. Vanderbilt as Pluto, Russell Sage, William W. Phelps, John Roach as Vulcan, Stephen B. Elkins as Dionysus, Keifer as Hercules, John A. Logan as Mars, Benjamin F. Butler as Venus, Stephen W. Dorsey and Thomas J. Brady as putti, and John Kelly as an owl.
Presidents--Elections; Corruption; Lyre; Gods; Apollo (Greek deity); Hades (Greek deity); Mercury (Roman deity); Neptune (Roman deity); Minerva (Roman deity); Vulcan (Roman deity); Hercules (Roman mythology); Mars (Roman deity); Dionysus (Greek deity); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Sage, Russell, 1816-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897