George M. Robeson, shabbily dressed as a tramp, stands in a doorway. Joseph W. Keifer, as a small dog with a cap labeled "Speaker" tied to its tail, stands behind Robeson, and on the floor at his feet is a broken plate labeled, "Appropriations $182,496,018 Administration 1868-76." He carries a club labeled "Repn. Leadership" and branded on the palm of his left hand is the word "More." His appearance in the doorway frightens the "Old Women" of Congress who were gathered around a table, drinking tea. Depicted wearing women's dress are William Windom standing behind the door labeled "Congress," John P. Jones spilling a pot of tea, John Sherman fainting, John A. Logan labeled "306" and supporting Sherman, James D. Cameron also labeled "306," Frank Hiscock, George F. Edmunds, David Davis eating an "Independent Plum," Benjamin W. Harris and Abram S. Hewitt locking the "Appropriations Pantry," and William P. Frye hiding behind a chair. Uncle Sam and Puck appear at far left, running toward the building.
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tramps; Dining rooms; Dinners and dining; Economic policy; United States. Congress; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Windom, William, 1827-1891; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918; Hiscock, Frank, 1834-1914; Harris, B. W. (Benjamin Winslow), 1823-1907