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Prosperity and the flag

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"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

Escaping from the old shell

Description:

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

Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola

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Print shows Charles A. Dana as an archaeologist who has just excavated a statue labeled "S.J.T." and "Buried in 1876" from "Greystone," behind which Henry Watterson, on the left, and John Kelly, on the right, glower and gesture in anger. Dana is using "Newspaper Cement" to attach arms, hands, and feet labeled "Popular Enthusiasm" and "New Political Footing" to the statue. One arm and hand with a flower labeled "Clean Record" have already been pinned in place. There is a basket of tools labeled "Editorials" and a pick labeled "Wire Pulling" at Dana's side. In the background, a banner atop the White House states "Presidential Museum."  Caption: C. A. Dana (having excavated an Old Fossil) "I guess I can palm him off on the people for their Museum in 1884!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Sculpture; Antiquities; Fossils; Presidents--Elections; Newspaper editors; Archaeologists; White House (Washington, D.C.); Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904

Date: 1882-04-05

Rushing the season

Description:

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 Presidential Plants!"

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1882-04-05

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

Self-supporter Sammy

Description:

Print shows two images of Samuel J. Tilden, dressed identically, to the left and right of a barrel full of coins, labeled with monogram "SJT." Papers extending from their pockets state "For President, S. J. Tilden. For Governor, S. J. Tilden." Caption: "Mr. Tilden will not support any candidate whom he has not personally selected" Daily Paper.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Barrels; Coins; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886

Date: 1882-05-10

The political Sodom and Gomorrah are doomed to destruction

Description:

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

A sop to Cerberus

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Print shows Chester Alan Arthur offering a "Bill Excluding Chinese for 10 Years," in the shape of a Chinese man's face, to a three-headed Cerberus labeled "Western Vote" with the heads labeled "Demagogue, Hoodlum, [and] Irish." At Arthur's feet is a basket labeled "Sops for Everybody," and he holds a rope behind his back labeled "2nd Term Aspirations." The Cerberus is guarding the narrow path through the forest to the White House labeled "1884," which shines in the distance.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cerberus (Greek mythology); Presidents--Elections; Animal feeding; Legislation; Chinese; Irish; White House (Washington, D.C.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

Date: 1882-05-17

The only Democratic presidential candidate who stands a chance of election in 1884

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Illustration shows a man with hooks for hands and with labels over his ears and mouth that state "Deaf" and "Dumb," hanging from one hook is a paper that states "Elected." Drowning in paper in the background are Benjamin Butler with notes that state "Big Talk Butler, Big Promises Butler, I'm Going to Reform Everything, B.F.B. [and] The Government Belongs to its Friends," Winfield Scott Hancock with notes that state "Foolish Letters" and "What I Know About the Tariff Question, Hancock," and Samuel J. Tilden, holding a quill pen, with a note labeled "Cipher Dispatches." Caption: One who can neither make foolish speeches, write foolish letters, nor listen to foolish counsel.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Scandals; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

Date: 1883-01-24

Overtraining young horses

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Illustration shows a horse labeled "Butlers Policy" ridden by Benjamin F. Butler is kicking up its rear legs startling a horse labeled "Cleveland's Policy" ridden by Grover Cleveland at the "Presidential Race-Course" where "Horses [are] Trained for Presidential Races," the "Gubernatorial Training Stables" is at far left. Gathered beneath a large tree on the right, observing, are John Logan, Roscoe Conkling, James Gillespie Blaine, John Sherman, David Davis, Winfield Scott Hancock, Ulysses S. Grant, Schuyler Colfax, and Samuel J. Tilden. Caption: Dismounted Jockeys - The horses look well enough now; but they began training too early; and will break down long before the race!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Animal training; Racetracks (Horse racing); Horses; Jockeys; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

Date: 1883-01-31

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