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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

Cleveland's entry into Washington - March 4th. 1885

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Illustration shows Grover Cleveland riding the Democratic donkey past the "Republican R. R. R. Hotel" on the way to his inauguration. He is surrounded by a host of characters that includes many political figures and newspaper editors, including Joseph F. Keppler with his diminutive character Puck. Among those depicted are: Roscoe Conkling, George Edmunds, Augustus Garland, "Hampton," "William H. Barnum," L. Q. C. Lamar, "Grace," "Jones," Joseph Pulitzer, James G. Bennett, Henry B. Ward, Samuel J. Randall, Thomas Hendricks, Abram S. Hewitt, U. S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, "McDonas," Daniel Manning, George W. Curtis, Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel J. Tilden, Thomas F. Bayard (carrying a flag that states "Public Office is a Public Trust. G. Cleveland"), Joseph Medill, William C. Endicott, John Logan, James G. Blaine, Carl Schurz, William F. Vilas, Cox, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin Harrison, Henry Watterson, and Hermann "Raster." Also shown is Puck's Independent Party and papers labeled "Compliments of C. A. Dana."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Parades; Presidents--Inauguration; Newspaper editors; Politicians; Washington (D.C.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Raster, Hermann, 1827-1891

Date: 1885-03-04

The administration's hardest job

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Illustration shows President Cleveland and his cabinet officers struggling to push and pull the Democratic donkey labeled "Bourbon Democracy" into a stable labeled "Reform Stables." On the donkey's hooves, acting as brakes, are the faces of John Kelly labeled, "Spoils System," Charles A. Dana, labeled "Anti-Civil Service Reform," "Mclaughlin", [and] "J.R. M'Lean."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Cabinet officers; Civil service reform; Stables; Democratic Party (U.S.); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; McLean, John Roll, 1848-1916; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; McLaughlin, Hugh, 1827-1904; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897

Date: 1885-07-22

The resistless march of reform - the "hostiles" must go!

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A large group of politicians, newspaper editors, Tammany Hall bosses, and others are dressed as Native Americans. One carries a banner that shows a crude drawing of the Tammany tiger labeled "Flathead Tribe." The group is on a long march in opposition to President Cleveland's civil service reform agenda. In the upper left corner is the "Blainiac Reservation" and in the opposite corner is Cleveland and his cabinet laying tracks for the "Reform R. R.," keeping ahead of the "Administration Construction Train." In the foreground, Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks is leading the Democratic donkey labeled "Bourbonism," carrying two baskets, one with "Old Ideas" and the other labeled "The Perennial Pappooses" holding Charles A. Dana and Benjamin F. Butler. Standing just to the right is John Kelly carrying Philip H. Dugro in a cradleboard.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Civil service reform; Opposition (Political science); Tammany Hall; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Blackburn, Joseph C. S. (Joseph Clay Stiles), 1838-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Dugro, Philip Henry, 1855-1920; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Eustis, James B. (James Biddle), 1834-1899; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; McLaughlin, Hugh, 1827-1904; McLean, John Roll, 1848-1916; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Halstead, Murat, 1829-1908; Voorhees, Daniel W. (Daniel Wolsey), 1827-1897

Date: 1885-08-12

Mr. Hill tries it on

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Illustration shows the Governor of New York, David B. Hill, riding backwards on the Democratic donkey labeled "Democracy" running on railroad tracks near a sign that states "Look Out for the Enlightening Express," he is waving papers labeled "Defiance to Mugwumps" at a locomotive labeled "Independents" bearing down on him and driven by a familiar Puck cartoon figure with Carl Schurz standing behind him. To the right of the tracks are an old man dressed as a clown labeled "Sun" looking down at a small elephant lying on the ground, also dressed as a clown, that looks like Benjamin F. Butler, next to them are William W. Phelps and Whitelaw Reid resting on the fallen Republican elephant that looks like James G. Blaine and is labeled "Ditched Nov. 1884." Caption: The little experiment made by the Blaine Republicans last year will now be repeated by the New York Democrats.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Locomotives; Municipal officials and employees--U.S. states; Elections--U.S. states; Railroad bridges; New York (State); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894

Date: 1885-10-07

Making the most of it

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Illustration shows a man labeled "Hill" holding a large magnifying glass labeled "Democratic Press Magnifier" between a donkey with blinders labeled "N. Y. Democracy" and a tiny shock of hay labeled "Cleveland's Weak Indorsement." The donkey is salivating over the large shock of hay labeled "Cleveland's Indorsement" that it sees through the hand lens.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Magnifying glasses; Municipal officials and employees--U.S. states; Elections--U.S. states; Patronage, Political; New York (State); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1885-10-14

Well -- ?

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Illustration shows David B. Hill and a donkey labeled "N. Y. Democracy" sitting on the ground, staring at each other, next to railroad tracks with a caboose rolling into the background; they look as though they were thrown off the train for freeloading.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Tramps; Railroad tracks; Cabooses (Railroads); New York (State); Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1885-11-04

After the hold-up

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William L. Wilson stands in the street outside the White House, holding open a large carpet bag labeled "Wilson's Free List" which contains papers labeled "Free Wool." He has an umbrella labeled "Income Tax" under his left arm. Sitting next to him on the street is the donkey labeled "Dem. Party" that he had been riding. Several men, four of them identified as "Gorman, Brice, McPherson, [and] Faulkner," have robbed him of papers labeled "Free Iron, Free Sugar, Free Lumber, [and] Free Coal" and are walking up the street toward the U.S. Capitol, visible in the background. Caption: "Gee whiz! And it's a wonder they left that!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Income tax; Legislation; Robbery; Trusts, Industrial; Donkeys; Luggage; Gorman, Arthur P. (Arthur Pue), 1839-1906; Brice, Calvin Stewart, 1845-1898; McPherson, John R. (John Rhoderic), 1833-1897; Faulkner, Charles James, 1806-1884

Date: 1894-06-06

For their own good

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President Cleveland adds the top board to a wooden fence enclosing a pasture labeled "Public Office." The board is labeled, "Extension of Civil Service Reform under President Cleveland." Lower boards in the fence are labeled, "Extension of Civil Service Reform under Pres. Harrison," "Extension of Civil Service Reform under Pres. Cleveland," and "Extension of Civil Service Reform under Pres. Arthur." Watching Cleveland are the Republican Elephant and the Democratic Donkey, each wearing ribbons that state, "To the Victors Belong the Spoils." Two vignettes show, on the left, "Republican Party beaten in 1884 and 1892, with all the offices," and on the right, "Democratic Party beaten in 1888 and 1894, with all the offices." On the ground is a fence board labeled "Further Extension of Civil Service Reform." Caption: Neither of these animals has thriven in the spoils pasture, and the sooner they are barred out the better.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Republican elephant (Symbolic character); Civil service reform; Fences; Patronage, Political; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1895-01-16

The latest unfortunate experience of an unfortunate animal

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Print shows a "Before" and "After" cartoon. In the "Before" scene, the "Democratic Donkey" is piled high with bags of "Dividends, Salaries, Profits, [and] Rents" that are tied on with a ribbon labeled "Income Taxes," standing outside the "U.S. Supreme Court" where the Supreme Court justices are offering a two-wheeled cart for the donkey to use to carry the load. In the "After" scene, the "Democratic Donkey" is harnessed to the cart labeled "Supreme Court Decision on Income Tax," which is overloaded with bags of "Dividends, Salaries, Profits" still bound with a ribbon labeled "Income Taxes." "Rents" which are "(Exempt)" have fallen to the ground. The way the load is positioned in the cart raises the donkey off the ground. It remarks, "What shall I do now - I'm worse off than ever!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Income tax; Carriages and carts; United States. Supreme Court

Date: 1895-05-01

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