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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

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Corinne Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his sister Corinne to describe his honeymoon trip to Paris with his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. This is a typewritten copy of the original letter.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Americans--Travel; Honeymoons; Luggage; Music; England--London; France--Paris; Atlantic Ocean--English Channel; Atlantic Ocean--Irish Sea; Roosevelt, Alice Lee, 1861-1884

Date: 1881-06-13

A played-out tenor - from star to street-singer

Description:

Roscoe Conkling is a street musician singing in the street outside the "Washington Senatorial Opera-House." With him is a small dog labeled "Howard Carroll" who is holding a hat into which Puck, shedding a tear, drops a coin, and two street urchins, one recognizable as Ulysses S. Grant. Caption: Signor Conklingini (singing) - When Grant slipped up upon his nomination, / And failed to reach the presidential station, / Ten long years back it put this luckless nation. / And hence I sing - I sing - in lonely - lo-ho-honely degradation!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Singers; Street musicians; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Carroll, Howard, 1854-1916

Date: 1883-05-16

The operatic war in New York

Description:

Print shows a clash between the Academy of Music and the Metropolitan Opera, with Henry E. Abbey, opera singers, conductors, and orchestras. Some of the identified figures include Marcella Sembrich, Sofia Scalchi, Galassi, Trebelli, Roberto Stagno, Mirabelli, Campanini, and Col. Mapleson.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Operas; Singers; Sopranos (Singers); Tenors (Singers); Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.); Academy of Music (New York, N.Y.); Abbey, Henry E. (Henry Eugene), 1846-1896; Sembrich, Marcella, 1858-1935; Scalchi, Sofia, 1850-1922; Stagno, Roberto, 1848-1897; Mapleson, James Henry, 1830-1901; Campanini, Italo, 1845-1896

Date: 1883-10-31

A hard pull

Description:

James G. Blaine is dressed as a knight, with the plumes of his helmet labeled "Dodger, Speakership Record, [and] Mulligan Letters." He holds papers labeled "Aggressive Cash Campaign" and has his other hand in a bag of money labeled "Vote Persuader." He is riding in a wagon labeled "J. G. Blaine, Unlicensed Vendor, Stocks, Political Influence, etc.," the seat of which is labeled "Compressed Magnetism." W. W. Phelps is riding on the back of the wagon, sitting on boxes of "Condensed Fireworks" and "Campaign Lies, Scandals." He is holding a portrait painting of George Washington labeled "J. G. Blaine." At the front of the wagon, "Dorsey, Brady, [Robeson, and] Keifer" are pulling, and at the back "Gould, Clapp, [and] Clayton" are pushing. Whitelaw Reid marches alongside as a one-man band playing a horn labeled "Brag," a drum labeled "Bluster," an organ labeled "Blaine Organ," a bellows labeled "Campaign Wind," and firing a cannon labeled "Blaine Orgun." Stephen B. Elkins, in the background on the left, waves a whip that spells "Enthusiasm," and former Vice President Schuyler Colfax, with a "Credit Mobilier" plume in his cap, carries the standard that states, "Westward The Star of Corruption Fakes its Way." They are passing a sign that states "To Ohio."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Corruption; Scandals; Wagons; Bands (Music); Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Clapp, A. M. (Almon M.)

Date: 1884-10-01

The olympus of corruption - "Apollo strikes the lyre and charms the gods"

Description:

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.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1884-10-08

The wars that never come

Description:

George F. "Hoar" sits with a broken drum labeled "Hawaiian Bluster," Henry Cabot "Lodge" holds a broken rifle labeled "Behring Sea War Thunder," and John T. "Morgan" sits with a bent and beaten-up bugle labeled "Nicaraguan War Blast." A large female angel of "Peace" stands behind, spreading her wings over them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Musicians; Militarism; War; Peace; Angels; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907

Date: 1895-05-29

The delayed dance at Hay Corners

Description:

People are gathered in a barn for a Christmas dance party. The fiddler arrives late, a bit intoxicated. Caption: Jabe Gormley--I got 'im; I got 'im; - but he's been to two dances already!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Christmas; Barns; Dance parties; Christmas decorations; Courtship; Musicians; Alcoholism

Date: 1895-12-04

Union League Club George Washington Birthday program

Description:

Program booklet for the George Washington birthday celebration held by the Union League Club of Chicago on February 22, 1896. Commissioner Roosevelt gave the commemorative address. The program features a fully notated printing of "America."

Resource Type: Program

Subject: Washington's Birthday; Presidents--Anniversaries, etc.; Patriotic music; Illinois--Chicago; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1896-02-22

Bad for business

Description:

A band of street musicians is comprised of yellow journalism newspaper editors/publishers. Two men are playing "The War Wave" on horns labeled Daily Sensation (Joseph Pulitzer) and Morning Exciter (possibly James Gordon Bennett, Jr.). A man (possibly Charles A. Dana) is playing a tune labeled "Rumblings of War" on a bass drum labeled Daily Brawler. Two other men are playing tunes labeled "War Talk" and "War News." A man with one hand over his right ear is standing at the entrance to a building labeled "Business Interests" and "Commerce and Manufactures"; with his left hand he gestures toward the musicians to stop or move on.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Street musicians; Newspaper editors; Communication; Sensationalism in journalism; War and society; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1896-03-25

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