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Unwelcome passengers

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Print shows a coach labeled "Rural Democracy" filled with "Rural Regulars" carrying their farm tools, racing "To the State Convention", driven by Samuel J. Tilden, with John Kelly representing "Tammany Hall" and John Fox representing "Irving Hall" hitching a ride, sitting on the rear step. The driver looks annoyed.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political conventions; Carriages and carts; Farmers; Country life; Transportation--Passenger traffic; Stowaways; New York (State); Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Fox, John Jr., 1862-1919

Date: 1881-09-14

Escaping from the old shell

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Print shows a moth or butterfly labeled "N.Y. County Democracy" with bust portraits of Lucius Robinson, Abram S. Hewitt, Samuel J. Tilden, and Clarkson N. Potter on the wings; it has just emerged from a pupa labeled "Tammany" with the face of John Kelly, and is flying toward a flower blossom labeled "1884".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Butterflies; Moths; Flowers; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Robinson, Lucius, 1810-1891; Potter, Clarkson Nott, 1825-1882; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1881-11-02

Diary kept by Theodore Roosevelt during the New York Assembly

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Theodore Roosevelt's handwritten account of two months (not five, as he wrote on the first page) in the New York State Legislature, including his often caustic assessment of some of his fellow legislators. The date range is January 2, 1882 to March 1, 1882.

Resource Type: Diary

Subject: Tammany Hall; New York (State). Legislature; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); Alvord, Thomas Gold, 1810-1897; Sharpe, George H. (George Henry), 1828-1900; Bogan, Thomas

Date: 1882

A new bull in the ring

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur riding the Republican elephant tossed high in the air in a "Political Arena." The elephant is patched with scandals labeled "Credit Mobilier, Collusion with Monopolies, Back Pay Grab, Third Termism, Whiskey Ring, Navy Ring, [and] Dorsey 'Soap' 1880." Below, on the floor of the arena, Samuel J. Tilden is sitting backwards on a donkey labeled "Incurable" and Puck's Independent Party figure is riding a bucking bull, its horns labeled "Anti-Monopoly" and "Tariff Reform." Puck applauds from a viewing stand on the right; sitting in the grandstand at left are Ulysses S. Grant, Cyrus W. Field, Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin F. Butler, Adams, David Davis, Allen G. Thurman, William M. Evarts, Abram S. Hewitt, George F. Edmunds, Wayne MacVeagh, and George B. McClellan.  Caption: Puck presents another prophetic cartoon - and the sooner it is realized the better.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Presidents--Elections; Bull rings; Bulls; Scandals; Monopolies; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); National Independent Party (U.S.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895

Date: 1882-04-19

The political Sodom and Gomorrah are doomed to destruction

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Print shows an angel labeled "New Party" with wings labeled "Tariff-Reform" and "Anti-Monopoly" leading two small orphan children labeled "Political Honesty" and "Political Wisdom" to safety, away from the fires, ignited by lightning labeled "Public Condemnation," that are consuming "Republican Sodom" and "Democratic Gomorrah." Caption: But peradventure the New Party will save these two little orphans from the burning and bring them up for us.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Tariff; Ethics; Orphans; Angels; Fires; Bible stories; Middle East--Sodom (Extinct city); Middle East--Gomorrah (Extinct city); National Independent Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.)

Date: 1882-05-10

Uncle Sam's neglected farm

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Print shows Puck's "Independent Party" figure, holding a hoe labeled "Civil Service Reform" and talking to Uncle Sam who is sitting on a fence. Two figures argue on the right. One is labeled, "Democrat, Bourbonism, Secession Record, [and] Stupidity." The other is labeled, "Republican, Monopoly, Pension Swindle, River & Harbor Steal, Credit Mobilier, [and] Bossism." At their feet are farm tools and jugs labeled, "Corruption Bourbonism" and "Spoils Switchel." In the background are farm outbuildings labeled "Navy Dept., Post, Interior, [and] Indian." Caption: New and Independent Party: "Look here, Uncle Sam, isn't it about time you got rid of those two quarrelsome fellows, and gave the job to ME?"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Civil service reform; Political parties--Platforms; Quarreling; Farms; Outbuildings; National Independent Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1882-08-23

What 's in it?

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Illustration shows Uncle Sam sitting at a table in the "Congressional Lunch Rooms." He is being served a large sausage labeled "Tariff Bill" by a waiter labeled "Republican"; another waiter labeled "Democrat" is standing on the left. Caption: That 's one of those things which no fellow can find out.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tariff--Law and legislation; Waiters; Sausages; Restaurants; United States. Congress; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1883-03-21

Democratic harmony under the Jeffersonian banner

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Illustration shows Thomas F. Bayard carrying a banner that shows a portrait of Thomas Jefferson and is labeled "Jeffersonian Principles", with a streamer at top that states "A Government of the People, by the People, for the People". Attached to the corners of the banner are ribbons that are being pulled in different directions, tearing the banner in the process. At the upper left, a ribbon labeled "Civil Service Reform" is pulled by George H. Pendleton, holding a notice that states "Civil Service Reform will Save the Country"; at bottom left, a ribbon labeled "High Tariff" is pulled by Samuel J. Randall, he holds a notice that states "High Tariff benefits the Laborer"; at center is Bayard with a notice in his pocket that states "Let us dodge every question"; on the bottom right, a ribbon labeled "To the Victors belong the Spoils" is held by John Kelly, along with a notice that states "The Spoils Policy is the Safest Policy"; and at top right, a ribbon labeled "Free Trade" is pulled by Abram S. Hewitt, he holds a notice that states "Free Trade benefits the Laborer".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Civil service reform; Tariff; Free trade; Patronage, Political; Presidents--Elections; Democratic Party (U.S.); Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Kelly, John, 1821-1886

Date: 1883-04-25

The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?"

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Illustration shows a circus performance under the big top with Uncle Sam as ringmaster for a show with a bucking mule labeled "Tariff Question"; the mule has already thrown one man labeled "Democrat" and is tossing another man labeled "Republican." In response to Uncle Sam's question "Who can ride the mule?", Puck's Independent New Party figure climbs over the barrier into the ring. On the right, two clowns labeled "W. Reid" and "H. Watterson" glower at each other.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tariff; Bronc riding; Clowns; Circus performers; Newspaper editors; Democratic Party (U.S.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921

Date: 1883-05-02

The temptation

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Print shows John Kelly as the serpent labeled "Tammany" in the Garden of Eden offering an apple labeled "Harmony" from a tree labeled "Bossism" to "H.O. Thompson," as Adam, labeled "County Democracy" and Alexander V. "Davidson," as Eve, labeled "Irving Hall" who holds out his hand to take the apple.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Civil service reform; Patronage, Political; Allegiance; Snakes; Eden; Temptation; Gardens; Bible stories; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886

Date: 1883-09-19

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