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Democracy's opportunity

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Print shows a man labeled "Republican War Record" standing in a pond labeled "Republican Corruption Water," yelling to an Irishman wearing a hat labeled "Democracy," gathering up the Republican's clothing labeled "Tariff Reform, Free Canal, [and] Reduction Tax," and a top hat labeled "Civil Service Reform" which he has placed on top of his own hat. His own tattered clothes are patched with "Ignorance, Poverty, Stupidity, Bourbonism, [and] Secession Record." Caption: Republican "Hey, what can I do without them?" Democracy "What have you done with them - only cast them off!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Corruption; Swimming; Civil service reform; Clothing and dress; Democracy; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Date: 1882-08-02

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

Let the political army have new drums also!

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Illustration shows Ulysses S. Grant with his "Grant Boom" band comprised of Samuel J. Tilden, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Roscoe Conkling, William W. Phelps, David Davis, James D. Cameron, John Sherman, James G. Blaine, John Kelly, Winfield Scott Hancock, William Mahone, and John Logan; most carry drums that are broken or in disrepair. Across the street, in front of the "Political Armory," Puck is operating a makeshift stand, issuing "New Drums for Old Drums." Benjamin F. Butler kicks away his old drum labeled "Butlers Old Policies" and is getting a new drum labeled "Civil Service Reform." Brooklyn Mayor Seth Low and Grover Cleveland are trying out new drums labeled "Independence" and "Civil Service Reform." Other new drums are labeled "Tariff Reform, Political Honesty, Anti-Monopoly, Honesty, [and] For the People." Caption: The U. S. Army is to have new drums. In their day the old drums did good service. Now they must retire and give place to better drums. Phila. Record.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Civil service reform; Honesty; Marching percussion; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918

Date: 1883-02-14

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 rivals in Ohio

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Illustration shows Allen G. Thurman on one side of a man labeled "Liquor Interest" and John Sherman on the other side; Thurman represents "The Ohio Democracy is the liquor dealers old friend!!", while Sherman expresses "Ohio Republicans only wish to regulate the liquor traffic thats all!!" as they try to win the "Large Vote" the man is holding in his right hand.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Elections; Liquor industry; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895

Date: 1883-06-27

Nursing our infant industries

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Illustration shows several congressmen and senators dressed as women nursing symbols of American industry; Sherman and Blaine feeding "American Swine" as it sits on a rocking horse, William D. Kelley, known as "Pig-Iron Kelley," hugs a tin-man labeled "Iron" with a locomotive for a head and clutching a pig labeled "Pigdron" [sic], Thomas Ochiltree kisses "American Beef," Warner Miller hugs "Wood Pulp," John P. Jones comforts "Silver Mining," Charles W. Jones combs "Cotton," and George M. Robeson and John Roach pass "Ship Building" off to "John Bull" hiding in the bushes. Uncle Sam sits with Liberty in the upper left.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Tariff; Political parties--Platforms; Presidents--Elections; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Ochiltree, Thomas P. (Thomas Peck), 1837-1902; Miller, Warner, 1838-1918; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Kelley, William D. (William Darrah), 1814-1890; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Jones, Charles William, 1834-1897

Date: 1883-06-27

The original political dude out-duded

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Print shows Chester A. Arthur dressed as a dandy, walking on a sidewalk with a young woman labeled "Republican Party" who is carrying a small dog labeled "Protection." Standing behind them, on the sidewalk, is Roscoe Conkling, also dressed as a dandy, with a medallion with the number "306" (a reference to the number of delegates who voted for U.S. Grant at the Republican Convention), in the background is the U.S. Capitol labeled "Congressional Club House".

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Dandies; Clothing and dress; Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Free trade--Protection; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888

Date: 1883-09-26

Blundering again!

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Print shows a group of Democrats on a log raft that is breaking up within sight of land, with two logs labeled "New Jersey [and] New York" coming loose and drifting away; there is a small sail labeled "Democra[...] Record." Some are fighting amongst themselves, Allen G. Thurman is about to hit George Hoadly who is holding a paper labeled "Dem. Nomination for Gov. Ohio Hoadly",  John Kelly is fighting with Hubert O. Thompson who is holding a knife labeled "County Dem", behind them is Alexander V. Davidson labeled "Irving Hall" and holding a knife. Others seem on the brink of despair, including Abram S. Hewitt gnawing on a bone labeled "Tariff", Charles A. Dana defiant of fate, Thomas F. Bayard sitting with his elbows on his knees, Winfield Scott Hancock who appears to have succombed, Thomas Hendricks chewing on his fingers. An unidentified man searching the horizon, Henry Watterson, and Samuel J. Tilden, only Benjamin F. Butler shows any sign of hope as he points toward shore and the U.S. Capitol labeled "1884".  Caption: The Democrats have their regular shindy just as they come in sight of land.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Shipwrecks; Rafts; Despair; Tariff; Presidents--Elections; Social conflict--Political aspects; Democratic Party (U.S.); Tammany Hall; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Thompson, Hubert O. (Hubert Ogden), 1848-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Hoadly, George, 1826-1902

Date: 1883-09-26

A new way of "waking" the Democratic shaughraun

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Print shows a small, rustic room crowded with members of the Democratic Party, some dressed as old women, others drinking and smoking clay pipes. One man, the "Shaughraun" labeled "Democratic Party," is lying on a board that is resting on wooden supports. He is stirred to life by snuff sprinkled on his nose from a bowl labeled "Tariff Reform Snuff" by John G. Carlisle who is dressed in a formal uniform with sword. Among the crowd are Charles A. Dana, Benjamin F. Butler, and Samuel J. Tilden (all dressed as old women), Grover Cleveland, Samuel J. Randall, John Kelly, Henry Watterson, Abram S. Hewitt (dressed as an old woman), Samuel S. Cox, and Thomas F. Bayard (also dressed as an old woman), with arms raised in alarm and a broken pipe at his feet. On the far right are Thomas A. Hendricks drinking from a bottle labeled "Old Ticket Rye," Winfield Scott Hancock, and Allen G. Thurman. Caption: "Captain" Carlisle shows that he is up to snuff.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Snuff; Sleep; Dinners and dining; Taverns (Inns); Democratic Party (U.S.); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1883-12-12

Too many leaders

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Illustration shows a winter scene with a soldier labeled "Democracy" standing in front of a road sign that points in four directions "Free Trade, To Tariff Reform, To Protection, [and] No Policy", between his feet is a small dog that looks like John Kelly. "Speaker Carlisle" as a drum major for "Reform" is standing in the left foreground, behind and to the left are Benjamin Butler "Butlerism," Abram S. "Hewitt" with "Free Trade" banner, and Samuel S. "Cox" pointing toward "Free Trade." Samuel J. "Randall" is standing in the right foreground, wearing a helmet labeled "Protection", behind and to the right are Sereno "Payne" with banner labeled "Straddle Every Issue!", Thomas "Bayard" holding papers that state "Dodge the Question", and Samuel J. Tilden labeled "Ancient Issues."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Tariff; Free trade; Traffic signs and signals; Soldiers; Winter; Snow; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Cox, Samuel Sullivan, 1824-1889

Date: 1884-01-30

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