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The rehabilitation of the Democratic party / Gillam.


The rehabilitation of the Democratic party / Gillam.



Illustration shows a scene inside "Cleveland's Clothing Establishment" where President Cleveland and Thomas F. Bayard are fitting a man labeled "Reform Democracy" with the "Thos. Jefferson Pattern", while cabinet members Lucius Q.C. Lamar, William C. Whitney, Daniel Manning, [and] Augustus H. Garland measure, cut, and sew fabric labeled "Justice, Anti-Silver Swindle, New Navy, [and] Honest Administration, Interior Department" on the left side of the shop. A sign on the wall states "No Over-Charging nor Double-Dealing" and a poster shows the "Spring 1885 Styles". Just outside the door is an old man reaching in to grab discarded rags labeled "Spoils System, Old Record, Fraud" and a shillelagh labeled "Rowdy Influence" to place in his cart labeled "G.O. Rep. Party. Highest Price Paid for Castoff Clo's".

Caption: The new suit (on the Jeffersonian Pattern) doesn't quite fit yet; but we hope he will grow up to it.
Illus. from Puck, v. 17, no. 423, (1885 April 15), centerfold.
Copyright 1885 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Alois Senefelder, the inventor of lithography, introduced the subject of colored lithography in 1818. Printers in other countries, such as France and England, were also started producing color prints. The first American chromolithograph—a portrait of Reverend F. W. P. Greenwood—was created by William Sharp in 1840. Chromolithographs became so popular in American culture that the era has been labeled as "chromo civilization". During the Victorian times, chromolithographs populated children's and fine arts publications, as well as advertising art, in trade cards, labels, and posters. They were also used for advertisements, popular prints, and medical or scientific books.





Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896, artist


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