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The old and the new year
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The old and the new year


Library of Congress Prints and Photographs


Father Time presents the new year labeled "1886" to Puck standing in the foreground, holding his lithographic pencil. Behind him are scenes of events from 1885, such as President Cleveland's inauguration on March 4, Fredinand Ward's conviction and William Mahone's defeat, publication of Pope Leo XIII's "Encyclical" Immortale Dei, Louis Pasteur's anti-rabies vaccine, Chinese attacked in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Tacoma, Washington Territory, and the Grim Reaper strikes down Ulysses S. Grant, Alfonso XII of Spain, William H. Vanderbilt, composer Leopold Damrosch, Cardinal McCloskey, Thomas Hendricks, and Victor Hugo. Fighting continues in Bulgaria, Sudan, Tonquin, and Spain.

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Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894

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The old and the new year. Prints and Photographs division. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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