Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya," "McVeaghia No Chancea," "Tildenus Fossilis," "Blainea Sunstrokea," "Hewittia Tariffia," "Shermania Honestia," and "Thurmania Ragbabia." At center is a figure fashioned from quill pens, a drum labeled "Press," and newspapers labeled "Louisville Courier Journal, N. Y. Sun, Tribune, Herald, Advertiser, Times, [and] Cincinnati C[...]," holding a potted plant labeled "Arthuria Accidentalia." A politician holding a spade labeled "Out of a Job" gestures toward the door of the greenhouse. In the background is the "White House." Among the plants are Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus W. Field, Samuel J. Tilden, Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Wayne MacVeagh, George F. Edmunds, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, Abram S. Hewitt, Chester A. Arthur, James G. Blaine, David Davis, and a plant identified as "Adams Icebergea." Caption: Unoccupied Politician "Oh, I assure you, my dear Mr. Press, it's none too early to begin to set out the Presidential Plants!"
Presidents--Elections; Greenhouses; Plants; Plants, Potted; Politicians; Newspapers; White House (Washington, D.C.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895