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A hard beast to handle
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A hard beast to handle


Library of Congress Prints and Photographs


A silver elephant wearing a ribbon labeled "Currency Problem" stands in a stall with a shackle labeled "Cleveland's Veto" on one foot. A notice on the wall states, "Look Out for the Elephant - He is Dangerous." A battered old man labeled "Dem. Majority" lies on the floor, while another man labeled "Rep. Majority" approaches reading a booklet labeled "Republican Method of Handling Financial Elephants." Uncle Sam taps him on the shoulder in warning. Caption: Uncle Sam--Don't be over-confident, my friend; - he was too much for that Democratic keeper, and he may be too much for you!

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Hutchins, Frank Marion, approximately 1867-1896

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A hard beast to handle. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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