They saw their "Flying Dutchman" - it crossed their path, and they were lost / Gillam.
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Illustration shows the shipwreck of a ship that lost its course at the sight of the "Flying Dutchman" labeled "Speeches" with the face of James G. Blaine as the ship's figurehead and using the "Bloody Shirt" as sails; men cling to the wreck of the ship, some are in the sea, and many are on the rocks, some are identified as "Cornell, Wadsworth, Daggett, Catlin, Carr, O'Brien [who is clinging to "Davenport's Bar'l"], Evarts, "Jake Hess", Miller, T. Platt, Davenport, Sherman, Edmunds, [and] Jonah B. Foraker", among those unidentified are Whitelaw Reid holding a bottle labeled "Tribune Editorial Solace", Joseph Pulitzer as a bird labeled "N.Y. World", and John Logan.
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Illus. from Puck, v. 18, no. 453, (1885 November 11), centerfold.
Copyright 1885 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.