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An apparatus by means of which suicides can get the better of the "penal code"

Description:

A man whose offer of marriage has been rejected, and who is now determined to kill himself as a means of ending his suffering, is sitting in a chair with two handguns aimed at his chest, mounted on the arms of the chair, facing a cannon. Beneath him are "Dynamite Cartridges," and overhead is a large rock labeled "500 lb. weight." A tube from his mouth extends to a container of "Poison," two straight-edge razors are aimed at this throat, and a "Charcoal" burner spews carbon monoxide fumes. The letter from his girlfriend is on the floor next to the chair. It states, "Dear George, I can not marry you. Carri."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Suicide; Pistols; Razors; Dynamite; Poisons; Ordnance; Despair; Letter writing

Date: 1883-02-07

The allies under the new flag - the Republicans and the monopolists train their guns on the workingmen

Description:

Print shows the Republican and monopolist allies raising a flag that states "Down with the Workingman and Up with the Tariff" in an artillery battery where they are aiming a cannon toward "Fort Labor" which is flying the flag of the "Workingmans Party". In the allies camp are Roscoe Conkling, Jay Gould, Alonzo B. Cornell, William D. Kelley, William H. Vanderbilt, Ulysses S. Grant, John Sherman, George F. Hoar, John Roach, "Hastings", and Whitelaw Reid.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Capitalists and financiers; Presidents--Elections; Tariff; Flags; Ordnance; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904; Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885

Date: 1883-08-08

Celestial wrath

Description:

Startled French soldiers in rice paddies confront an angry blazing sun rimmed with cannon barrels and bayonets, and stating "Population 500,000,000." Signs labeled "Malaria, Disease, [and] Fever," as well as Chinese soldiers also face them. Caption: China - "I will make it HOT for you!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Diseases; Heat; Bayonets; Rice; Armies--French colonies; Asian colonies; Ordnance; Indochina; France; Asia; China

Date: 1883-09-12

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Assistant Secretary Roosevelt expects to join the volunteer regiment next week. Officers will be elected and Robert Harry Munro Ferguson should be able to get a commission. Equipment and a horse will be provided but Ferguson should purchase his own uniform. Roosevelt recommends a uniform from Brooks Brothers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Military service, Voluntary; Armed Forces--Officers--Promotions; Military supplies; Military uniforms; Cuba; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Brooks Brothers (Firm)

Date: 1898-04-28

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Robert Harry Munro Ferguson

Description:

Assistant Secretary Roosevelt has received Robert Harry Munro Ferguson's letter. Ferguson's equipment will be furnished and Roosevelt will telegraph Ferguson when he is needed. He suggests bringing a rubber blanket and plaid.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Military supplies; Military campaigns; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Harvard College (1780- )

Date: 1898-04-29

Letter from Thomas Collier Platt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Senator Platt would like to speak with President Roosevelt before an appointment is made for the "Chiefship of the Bureau of Ordnance." Platt fears an injustice will be done to a worthy officer.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; Armed Forces--Officers--Promotions; United States. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Ordnance

Date: 1901-10-12

Letter from T. A. Bingham to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

An outside source is sending 500 rounds of carbine ammunition and the Ordnance Department is making smokeless powder ammunition.  With regard to the 45-70 Winchester, smokeless powder ammunition is not readily available and the Ordnance Department does not believe it to be presently trustworthy.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Firearms; Gardening; United States. Army. Ordnance Department; White House (Washington, D.C.); Winchester Repeating Arms Company

Date: 1902-07-10

Letter from William Crozier to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

General Crozier sends a leather holster for President Roosevelt's Luger automatic pistol-carbine.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Firearms; Luger pistol; United States. Army. Ordnance Department; Springfield Armory (U.S.)

Date: 1902-07-23

Letter from Elihu Root to Curtis Guild

Description:

Secretary Root jokes about Curtis Guild's friend from North Carolina who attempted to get his combination bayonet and shovel adopted by the military through pressuring President Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Military supplies; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903-02-25

Letter from Daniel M. Taylor to William Loeb

Description:

Major Taylor acknowledges receipt of a check and vouchers from Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, but returns the vouchers and asks for new ones signed by President Roosevelt as the vouchers are only applicable to military officers.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Armed Forces--Regulations; Ordnance--Equipment and supplies; Military supplies; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1903-02-26

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