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The Joshua of our silly senate in his great act of trying to make the sun stand still / C.J. Taylor.

The Joshua of our silly senate in his great act of trying to make the sun stand still / C.J. Taylor.

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Print shows Edward O. Wolcott as the biblical Joshua riding on a horse labeled "U.S. Senate" at the head of a small infantry comprised of John Sherman, George F. Hoar, George G. Vest, William A. Peffer, David B. Hill, Julius C. Burrows, Thomas H. Carter, William V. Allen, William J. Sewell, John M. Palmer, Roger Q. Mills, Justin S. Morrill, Matthew Quay, and others unidentified, many are carrying spears or bow and arrows; they are chasing the sun labeled "Gold Standard" and descending upon a small community of farms and factories. One man carries a military standard that states "Resolved, that some legislation be had by the U.S. Senate looking to an international conference with the nations of the world for the promotion of Bimetallism. Wolcott's Resolution in Caucus".
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Illus. from Puck, v. 40, no. 1035, (1897 January 6), centerfold.
Copyright 1897 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.





Taylor, Charles Jay, 1855-1929, artist


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