Presidential candidates are on display in a gallery for the press. Among the candidates are Jerry Simpson, William A. Peffer, Robert E. Pattison, David B. Hill, James E. Campbell, William C. Whitney, William E. Russell, Adlai E. Stevenson, Levi P. Morton, Robert T. Lincoln, William B. Allison, Thomas B. Reed, William McKinley, and Benjamin Harrison who is standing next to a stack of books and a sign that states, "My Friends Say I Am Not A Candidate." Down the center of the gallery are several newspaper editors, some with magnifying glasses and telescopes. Among them are Joseph Pulitzer, Charles A. Dana, Whitelaw Reid, Henry Watterson, Joseph R. Hawley, Murat Halstead, and Evan P. Howell, and an unidentified reporter for the Chicago Inter Ocean newspaper.
Political campaigns; Presidents--Elections; Newspaper editors; Magnifying glasses; Press and politics; Simpson, Jerry, 1842-1905; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Pattison, Robert E. (Robert Emory), 1850-1904; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Campbell, James E. (James Edwin), 1843-1924; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896; Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell), 1826-1905; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908; Howell, Evan P. (Evan Park), 1839-1905