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Timely illustrations for 1884

Description:

Print shows a vignette cartoon where the vignettes display many aspects of time, such as "All time, Behind time, Hard time, High time, Lost time, Long time, Time's up, Correct time, Take time, On time, Mean time, Due time, [and] First time." The central vignette shows the "Flight of Time" as Father Time is chased away by a cherub carrying a torch labeled "1884."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Father Time (Symbolic character); New Year; Time

Date: 1883-12-26

The old and the new year

Description:

Father Time presents the new year labeled "1886" to Puck standing in the foreground, holding his lithographic pencil. Behind him are scenes of events from 1885, such as President Cleveland's inauguration on March 4, Fredinand Ward's conviction and William Mahone's defeat, publication of Pope Leo XIII's "Encyclical" Immortale Dei, Louis Pasteur's anti-rabies vaccine, Chinese attacked in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Tacoma, Washington Territory, and the Grim Reaper strikes down Ulysses S. Grant, Alfonso XII of Spain, William H. Vanderbilt, composer Leopold Damrosch, Cardinal McCloskey, Thomas Hendricks, and Victor Hugo. Fighting continues in Bulgaria, Sudan, Tonquin, and Spain.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Father Time (Symbolic character); Grim Reaper (Symbolic character); Death and burial of a person; Imprisonment; War; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Leo XIII, Pope, 1810-1903; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; McCloskey, John, Cardinal, 1810-1885; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Damrosch, Leopold, 1832-1885; Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885; Pasteur, Louis, 1822-1895; Ward, Ferdinand De Wilton, 1851-1925

Date: 1885-12-30

Launched at last! - good luck to her!

Description:

A cherub labeled "1894" smashes a bottle of champagne as he launches a large, modern ship, the Ship of State, under the banner "Tariff Reform," with Grover Cleveland and members of his cabinet standing on the bow waving their hats. In the background, the specter of "1893" hovers over a sailing ship labeled "McKinley Tariff." Among those with Cleveland are Walter Q. Gresham, John G. Carlisle, Richard Olney, and either Daniel S. Lamont or Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Ships--Launching; New Year; Ghosts; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905; Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

Date: 1893-12-27

Welcome! And let us hope you will be a real happy new year

Description:

Puck welcomes a cherub representing the New Year "1895" who arrives ahead of a whirlwind of dark clouds labeled "Panic 1894" showing the face of a harpy.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Salutations; Harpies (Greek mythology)

Date: 1895-01-02

Some people who ought to "swear off" this new year's

Description:

President Cleveland is at the center, hounded by newspaper reporters who try to run the government. Puck suggests that they should resolve to leave the running of the government to those elected to do so. In the surrounding vignettes are instances where people should make resolutions to stop doing the things that most annoy those around them, such as bringing crying infants to the theater, trying to get change for large bills at the train station during rush hour, or leaving the door open after exiting a building.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Press and politics; Journalists; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1895-01-02

Speaker Reed's new year's vision

Description:

Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed is asleep at his desk, dreaming that Thomas C. Platt and Matthew S. Quay, as angels, are coming to offer him the "Presidential Nomination 1896." Caption: It beats Jacob's ladder out of sight.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Angels; New Year; Dreams; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910

Date: 1896-01-01

The nations' holiday feast

Description:

Uncle Sam and Puck offer a toast to the New Year and Peace, with several heavily armed representatives of nations labeled "France, J. Bull, Turkey, Russia, Germania, [and] Italy" sitting around a table.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); John Bull (Symbolic character); New Year; Toasts; Weapons; Dinners and dining; International relations

Date: 1896-01-01

The new girl

Description:

A fashionably dressed young woman, carrying a bag labeled "1897," arrives at the entrance of a building where she is greeted by a small man with a bespectacled, globe-shaped head, as another woman carrying a bag labeled "1896" and a paper that states "Very Bad Character - World" departs.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Clothing and dress; Women--Employment; Handshaking

Date: 1897-01-06

Puck's greeting to the new year

Description:

Puck, holding a lithographic pen, greets the New Year, a young woman labeled "1898" riding on a bicycle and spilling flowers from a cornucopia strapped to her back. An old woman labeled "1897" rides off on a bicycle into a dark and dismal background, stirring up a cloud of dust encircling two furies labeled "Bryanism" and "Hard Times." Caption: "Good luck to you! No punctures, no breakdowns, and easy roads!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Clothing and dress; Salutations; Bicycles; Furies (Roman mythology)

Date: 1898-01-05

May the new year do better

Description:

An elderly man labeled "1898" carries a sack labeled "Nuisances" filled with diminutive figures labeled "Spain, R. H. Davis, Crank, Quay, Esterhazy, Paty de Clam, Mercier, Yellow Journal, Prize Fighter, Croker, Platt, Tanner, Aguinaldo, [and] Free Silverite." Also shown is Joseph Pulitzer. Above are two angels carrying a putti labeled "1899" between them. One angel is labeled "Prosperity" and holds a cornucopia; the other is labeled "Peace" and blows a trumpet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: New Year; Angels; Corruption; Silver question; Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Croker, Richard, 1843-1922; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964; Esterhazy, Ferdinand Walsin, 1847-1923; Tanner, John R., 1844-1901

Date: 1899-01-04

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