Print shows the interior of the "Political Hot House" where many
plants with the heads of politicians are potted and labeled with
botanical names, for example "Butleria Cockeya," "McVeaghia No
Chancea," "Tildenus Fossilis," "Blainea Sunstrokea," "Hewittia
Tariffia," "Shermania Honestia," and "Thurmania Ragbabia." At
center is a figure fashioned from quill pens, a drum labeled
"Press," and newspapers labeled "Louisville Courier Journal, N. Y.
Sun, Tribune, Herald, Advertiser, Times, [and] Cincinnati C[...],"
holding a potted plant labeled "Arthuria Accidentalia." A
politician holding a spade labeled "Out of a Job" gestures toward
the door of the greenhouse. In the background is the "White House."
Among the plants are Rutherford B. Hayes, Thomas F. Bayard,
Winfield Scott Hancock, George B. McClellan, Roscoe Conkling, Cyrus
W. Field, Samuel J. Tilden, Allen G. Thurman, John Sherman, Ulysses
S. Grant, Wayne MacVeagh, George F. Edmunds, William M. Evarts,
Benjamin F. Butler, Abram S. Hewitt, Chester A. Arthur, James G.
Blaine, David Davis, and a plant identified as "Adams
Icebergea." Caption: Unoccupied Politician "Oh, I assure you,
my dear Mr. Press, it's none too early to begin to set out the
Presidents--Elections; Greenhouses; Plants; Plants, Potted; Politicians; Newspapers; White House (Washington, D.C.); Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1865-1940; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895