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Letter from Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt requests the support of the voters of New York's Twenty-first Assembly District.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1881-11-01

Pamphlet recommending Theodore Roosevelt as member of the New York State Assembly

Description:

Political flyer recommending Theodore Roosevelt's election to the New York State Assembly as representative for the Twenty-first Assembly District.

Resource Type: Pamphlet

Subject: Elections; Political campaigns; New York (State). Legislature. Assembly; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1881-11-01

Clippings scrapbook, volume four

Description:

Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to Theodore Roosevelt's time in the New York State Assembly, his political campaign, the City Reform Club, and reviews of The Naval War of 1812.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Books--Reviews; Legislators--Political activity; Elections; Political campaigns; New York (State); New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1882-1883

Clippings scrapbook, volume five

Description:

Scrapbook of clippings from various periodicals related to Theodore Roosevelt's time in the New York State Assembly.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Legislators--Political activity; Legislative bodies--Leadership; Elections; Political campaigns; Political cartoons; New York (State); New York (State). Legislature. Assembly

Date: 1882-1884

The recruiting-sergeant and the tough subject

Description:

Benjamin F. Butler is a "Recruiting-Sergeant" holding a paper that states "Join the Butler Army OH! - Victory and Spoils in 1884." He is appealing to a man sitting on a chair, holding a "Southern Vote" in his hands. Caption: The Unrecruited South - "Stranger, I guess you'll have to count me out of this."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Apathy; Voting; Patronage, Political; Recruiting and enlistment

Date: 1883-07-18

Barkis is willin'

Description:

Print shows an Irishman man labeled "Democracy" standing at center, holding a small glass slipper labeled "'84 Presidential Nomination", with Samuel J. Tilden and Charles A. Dana as courtiers standing behind him. On the left, sitting in a chair is Benjamin F. Butler, as a housemaid, holding up a huge foot, an oversized shoe labeled "Unanimous Renomination" is on the floor next to the chair. Butler claims to be "Cinderella" (and like Dickens' "Barkis," he is willing), though the others look with dismay at the size of his foot.  Caption: B. Butler "Here's your Cinderella, gentlemen - you needn't go any further."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Shoes; Cinderella (Legendary character); Household employees; Courts and courtiers; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-10-03

Getting them into line for 1884

Description:

Print shows Benjamin F. Butler as a military officer sitting on a horse, gesturing with his "Programme" to a snickering man labeled "Solid South" to get him to fall into line with Butler's support for his presidential bid in 1884. On the left, already in line, are "Old Soldiers, Discontented Republicans, Oldtime Democrats", and "Womens Rights" advocates, also two old men labeled "Greenbacker", paupers, and prisoners, as well as a group of infants labeled "The Babies Cry for Him." The horse, who also looks a little like Butler, leans over a pile of hay on which are papers labeled "Notoriety, Sensationalism, [and] Controversies".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political campaigns; Allegiance; Presidents--Elections; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-10-17

In a critical condition

Description:

Print shows a domestic scene with Benjamin F. Butler as the mother of a sick child labeled "Butler Boom" who is being examined by Puck as a physician. Various medicines labeled "Grand Reforms, Tewksbury Investigations, Big Reforms, Big Talk, Wind, [and] Friend of the Convicts" are on a table and the floor.  Caption: N.C. Physician "You have almost talked the baby to death, madam; it will require great care to keep him alive until the 6th of November."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Sick children; Communication; Physicians; North Carolina; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-10-31

Raising the funds to buy the presidency

Description:

Puck's Independent Party figure sits on the left next to Puck beneath a sign that states "Independent Road to the White House." At center, A. M. Clapp, with a cash box labeled "Republican Campaign Fund" and a sheet of paper that states "Permission to Remain in Office," appears with Green B. Raum, who is holding a box labeled "Absolution" containing papers that state "Indispensable Dispensation," selling indulgences for absolutions and dispensations to an old woman with a broom labeled "U. S.," a "U. S. Scrub-Woman," a "Page," a "Treasy. Clerk," and a "U. S. Postman" holding a paper that is a "Guarantee against Decapitation." In the background, Whitelaw Reid carries a banner that states "The Republican Party is the Party of Salvation," Thomas Jefferson Brady and Stephen Dorsey carry banners that state "The Republican Party Must Stay No Matter How" and "This is Our Last Chance," and Powell Clayton drives a wagon carrying a safe labeled "Funds for an Aggressive Campaign." Also depicted are William Walter Phelps with a paper that states "Its Only a Matter of Money" and Robert Ingersoll holding a paper labeled "Sweet C. O. D." Caption: In the sixteenth century, Tetzel and his corrupt fellow-priests openly sold absolutions and dispensations, and played upon the fears of the people to fill their coffers, and keep themselves in power and place and shameful luxury. A little later, they were swept under in the cleansing flood of the great reformation. Will the star-route money-leeches please take notice that history repeats itself?

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political corruption; Priests; Absolution; Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Campaign funds; Fund raising; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Clapp, A. M. (Almon M.); Raum, Green B. (Green Berry), 1829-1909; Tetzel, Johann, approximately 1465-1519

Date: 1884-08-12

Now let the show go on!

Description:

A woman labeled "Mrs. Lockwood," holding papers that state "Nomination for Pres. Womens' Rights Party," bursts through an opening in the floor of a stage to appear next to a clown labeled "B. B." who is holding a paddle labeled "Demagogism" and a string of sausages labeled "His Own Nomination, Womens' Suffrage Nomination, Tewksbury Pauper Nomination, Convict Party Nomination, Greenback Nomination, [and] Last Nomination." Caption: Arrival of the political columbine to join the political clown.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political campaigns; Women--Suffrage; Theater--Performances; Lockwood, Belva Ann, 1830-1917; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1884-09-17

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