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The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

The ever-memorable peace-makers settling their accounts

Print shows the Duke of Bedford, the Earl of Bute, and Lord Holland portrayed as a fox, with the Devil behind him, seated at a table. Lord Holland writes in a ledger labeled "Unacd Millions". Title from item. C... more

The city carriers

The city carriers

Print shows Samuel Turner, Lord Mayor of London, at the head of a procession, alongside Liberty, to present the petition of the Livery of London to the king. Truth rides sidesaddle on a donkey followed by Willi... more

The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons

The Chevalier D'--n producing his evidence against certain persons

Print shows opposing groups of government officials; Chevalier D'Eon, portrayed as an ape, vomits on Lord Bute who stands before other members of the Duke of Grafton's ministry and astride the Earl of Hillsboro... more

New York. January 8, [1770]. All the real friends of liberty, and our happy constitution, having with the greatest regret, beheld at several of our late elections the most infamous bribery and corruption with the most brutal debauchery and riot

New York. January 8, [1770]. All the real friends of liberty, and our ...

Imprint 2.; Election by ballot.; On verso: S; Jan 2, 1770. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; ... more

Suffolk, ss. At the Superior Court &c. August 1774. Whereas the Honourable Peter Oliver, Esq Chief Justice of this court, stands charged and impeached of divers high crimes and misdemeanors and more especially with bribery and corruption in his

Suffolk, ss. At the Superior Court &c. August 1774. Whereas the Honour...

Ford 1759.; Evans 13426.; Oliver, Peter.; Stamped on verso: Mss Division.; On verso: Ac. 373. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in S... more

The blessed effects of venality

The blessed effects of venality

Print shows a man, possibly George III, chopping a leg "Commons" of a three-legged stool, "Lords" and "Privy Council" being the other two legs, which may represent the Parliament and its openness to corruption,... more

U.S. Reports: Commonwealth v. Gibbs, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 253 (1802)

U.S. Reports: Commonwealth v. Gibbs, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 253 (1802)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 4; Dallas Volume 4; December Term, 1802; The Commonwealth versus Gibbs.

U.S. Reports: Commonwealth v. Baynton, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 282 (1803)

U.S. Reports: Commonwealth v. Baynton, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 282 (1803)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 4; Dallas Volume 4; September Term, 1803; The Commonwealth versus Baynton et al.

The modern Circe or a sequel to the petticoat / E. Delaney del. ; Cruickshank scp.

The modern Circe or a sequel to the petticoat / E. Delaney del. ; Crui...

Cartoon shows Mrs. Mary Anne Clarke, wearing the Duke of York's military cloak, extending it to cover a crowd of miniature soldiers, civilians and clergymen clustering around her with outstretched arms; Mr. Wad... more

The Royal family of Lancaster ... Down with treason, tyranny, and corruption! Your hopes rest upon the brave defender of your country, General Joseph Heister.- To the polls- To the polls! Let your watch-word be Hiester and liberty!!! [n. p. 181-

The Royal family of Lancaster ... Down with treason, tyranny, and corr...

Political broadside urging the people to vote for Joseph Hiester instead of William Findlay.; 1160 C 2 4 F 44.; Rec. R. B. May 1944.; On verso: 1160C2 4F44. Available also through the Library of Congress web s... more

Conspirators; or, delegates in council

Conspirators; or, delegates in council

Cartoon shows three government ministers, Viscount Sidmouth, Thomas Reynolds and Viscount Castlereagh, sitting at a table with three agents or spies. On the table rests a large bag from which docketed papers pr... more

Richard cœur de diable!!

Richard cœur de diable!!

British caricature showing bishop and other men around table toasting to looking out for themselves, regardless of justice. The Prince Regent? of England arises saying, "By holy Paul--shadows to night have stru... more

[Portly man walking with arms outstretched]

[Portly man walking with arms outstretched]

Illustration shows a depiction of the Japanese saying "the person who fills the Great Way," which refers to a person of great virtue who has nothing to hide, although it shows a corrupt man who carries money in... more

U.S. Reports: Bartle vs. Coleman, 29 U.S. (4 Pet.) 184 (1830)

U.S. Reports: Bartle vs. Coleman, 29 U.S. (4 Pet.) 184 (1830)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 29; Peters Volume 4; January Term, 1830; Adam Bartle vs. William D. Nutt, Administrator of George Coleman

U.S. Reports: Sheppard and others vs. Taylor and others, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 675 (1831)

U.S. Reports: Sheppard and others vs. Taylor and others, 30 U.S. (5 Pe...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 30; Peters Volume 5; January Term, 1831; James Sheppard and others, Appellants vs. Lemuel Taylor and others, Appellees

U.S. Reports: Farrar and Brown vs. the United States, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.) 373 (1831)

U.S. Reports: Farrar and Brown vs. the United States, 30 U.S. (5 Pet.)...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 30; Peters Volume 5; January Term, 1831; Bernard G. Farrar and Joseph C. Brown, Plaintiffs in Error vs. the United States

U.S. Reports: Conard v. the Pacific Insurance Company, 31 U.S. (6 Pet.) 262 (1832)

U.S. Reports: Conard v. the Pacific Insurance Company, 31 U.S. (6 Pet....

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 31; Peters Volume 6; January Term, 1832; John Conard, Marshal of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - The United States, Plaintiffs in Error v. the Pacific Insurance Company o... more

Political Quixotism shewing the consequences of sleeping in patent magic spectacles The diplomatic Hercules, attacking the poitical hydra / / from a very big picter in the Jinerals Bed-Room, draw'd off from Nater by Zek Downing, Historical Painter to Uncle Jack & Jineral Jackson.

Political Quixotism shewing the consequences of sleeping in patent mag...

Print shows President Jackson, sword in hand, during a nightmare, fighting a hydra with many fierce heads labeled "U.S. Bank", "Deposits", "Bribery", "Pensions", "[...] of the People", and "Corruption of the [.... more

U.S. Reports: United States v. Mills, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 138 (1833)

U.S. Reports: United States v. Mills, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 138 (1833)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 32; Peters Volume 7; January Term, 1833; United States, v. John B. Mills, The

U.S. Reports: Lessee of Livingston v. Moore and others, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 469 (1833)

U.S. Reports: Lessee of Livingston v. Moore and others, 32 U.S. (7 Pet...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 32; Peters Volume 7; January Term, 1833; Lessee of Edward Livingston and others v. John Moore and others, The

U.S. Reports: Duncan v. United States, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 435 (1833)

U.S. Reports: Duncan v. United States, 32 U.S. (7 Pet.) 435 (1833)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 32; Peters Volume 7; January Term, 1833; Abner L.Duncan's Heirs and Representatives, Plaintiffs in Error v. the United States

The eagle of liberty strangling the serpent of corruption. True American Ticket. For President, Wm. Henry Harrison. For Vice-President, Francis Granger ...

The eagle of liberty strangling the serpent of corruption. True Americ...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4406 (1836). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Liberty; Pres. Contests; Politics, Corr.; Eagle (Amer.); Shelf.

The eagle of liberty strangling the serpent of corruption.  True American ticket.  For president.  Wm. Henry Harrison.  For president Francis Granger Ohio electors of president and vice-president of the U. States.  [1840?]

The eagle of liberty strangling the serpent of corruption. True Ameri...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 232, Folder 2.

U.S. Reports: Burchell v. Marsh et al., 58 U.S. (17 How.) 344 (1855)

U.S. Reports: Burchell v. Marsh et al., 58 U.S. (17 How.) 344 (1855)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 58; Howard Volume 17; December Term, 1854; Peter J. Burchell, Appellant, v. Stewart C. Marsh, Alexander Frear, and William Arbuckle

The election

The election

Two cartoons showing politicians trying to buy votes. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 1, 1857 Nov. 7, p. 713.

Beauties of the franking priviledge / F.B.

Beauties of the franking priviledge / F.B.

Illustration shows a congressman, Mr. Mulligan, unpacking his laundry and commenting that he has used up his daily franking priviledge. The artist comments: Mails his clothes-bag under his frank, and has his li... more

The Famous jackass "New York City" preparing for another two years' journey

The Famous jackass "New York City" preparing for another two years' jo...

Caricature showing man on donkey carrying baby, bags "taxation, aldermanic jobs, bribery and corruption", and sign "Fernando Wood", etc. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1861, p. 104.

Why taxes are high.--- Radical corruption and extravagance. Government expenditures under Grant, compared with democratic administrations. Published by the National Democratic executive committee, Washington, D. C. [1869?].

Why taxes are high.--- Radical corruption and extravagance. Government...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 236, Folder 30.

The President of the United States and his Cabinet for 1872(?) / Th. Nast.

The President of the United States and his Cabinet for 1872(?) / Th. N...

Illustration shows at center and under heading "'We Propose' (When things blow over) When?" William M. Tweed standing, holding a paper labeled "Political Economy by Boss Tweed", and in his shadow John T. Hoffma... more

Japanese customs in New York

Japanese customs in New York

Illustration shows Tammany politician Boss Tweed, New York City Mayor Oakey Hall and city comptroller Richard Connelly and cartoonist Thomas Nast dressed as samurai in a Japanese-style room. Nast is handing a d... more

"Stop Thief!" / Th: Nast.

"Stop Thief!" / Th: Nast.

Illustration shows William "Boss" Tweed and members of his ring, Peter B. Sweeny, Richard B. Connolly (stumbling over the curb), A. Oakey Hall, Tom Fields, James H. Ingersoll, and James Fisk, Jr. joining a crow... more

[A group of vultures waiting for the storm to "Blow Over" - "Let Us Prey"] / Th Nast.

[A group of vultures waiting for the storm to "Blow Over" - "Let Us Pr...

Illustration shows William "Boss" Tweed and members of his ring, Peter B. Sweeny, Richard B. Connolly, and A. Oakey Hall, weathering a violent storm on a ledge with the picked-over remains of New York City. Tit... more

["Stop thief!"]

["Stop thief!"]

Illustration shows William "Boss" Tweed and members of his ring, Peter B. Sweeny, Richard B. Connolly (stumbling over the curb), A. Oakey Hall, Tom Fields, James H. Ingersoll, and James Fisk, Jr. joining a crow... more

The local machine

The local machine

Man riding tiger chained to treadmill, "The local machine, patented by Boss Tweed," with White House in the distance; "14 St. & 3rd Ave, N.Y." on lamppost; "crook," "hook," "double-dealing," "deceit," ... on tr... more

Political smash-up : War! War! War! To the knife on political corruption

Political smash-up : War! War! War! To the knife on political corrupti...

Political cartoon. Woodcut by Smart, copyrighted by Thomas A. Davies. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Corruption (In politics) 1872. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card... more

The American juggernaut Everything noble, patriotic, and progressive is crushed beneath the remorseless tread of that mammoth monster of corruption, cruelty, and fraud, the vampire rings of capital / / Matt Morgan.

The American juggernaut Everything noble, patriotic, and progressive i...

Financiers and politicians, on large train, crushing American working men; skeleton hovering above. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's budget of fun, 1873 April, no. 181, pp. 8-9.

"Halt!" "This is not the way 'to repress corruption and to initiate the Negroes into the ways of honest and orderly government.'" / Th. Nast.

"Halt!" "This is not the way 'to repress corruption and to initiate th...

Illustration related to the story "Louisiana and the rule of terror. A female figure of Justice swinging sword of Law into ranks of White Men's League, who are standing on body of African American man. Illus. i... more

Tweed-le-dee and Tilden-dum / Th. Nast.

Tweed-le-dee and Tilden-dum / Th. Nast.

Boss Tweed, as policeman, wearing uniform of convict, holding two boys by the collar with one hand, and holding up billy club with the other. Reform Tweed: "If all the people want is to have somebody arrested, ... more

In memoriam--our civil service as it was / Th. Nast.

In memoriam--our civil service as it was / Th. Nast.

Cartoon showing statue of Andrew Jackson sitting on hog atop tomb, "To the victors belong the spoils--A. Jackson". Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1877 April 28, p. 325.

Bribery and corruption wherever Huntington appears. (Colotn letters, 18 and 467) ... New York. 1878.

Bribery and corruption wherever Huntington appears. (Colotn letters, 1...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 128, Folder 53b. Copy scanned: 1

Two campaign hustlers from way back, Booze & Boodle

Two campaign hustlers from way back, Booze & Boodle

Anthropomorphized liquor bottle and money bag.

Cartoon showing Ulysses S. Grant, as an acrobat, on trapeze "third term," holding on to "whiskey ring" and "Navy ring," with strap "corruption" in his mouth, holding up other acrobats, Shepard, George M. Robeson, William W. Belknap, Murphy, Williams, and Orville E. Babcock / J. Keppler.
Valentines for Columbia and others

Valentines for Columbia and others

Title devised by cataloger. No accession number. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads / J. Keppler.

Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their h...

Print shows William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Russell Sage and James R. Keene checking ticker tape connected to a large straight-edge razor labeled "Wade in & Butcher'em" and "This Indicator Rises & Falls with ... more

A way out of President Arthur's dilemma / Gillam.

A way out of President Arthur's dilemma / Gillam.

Print shows Ulysses S. Grant recommending to President Chester A. Arthur some "friends" of his as political appointees; all the men shown were involved in scandals during Grant's administration. Title from item... more

Thomas L. James, the man who stamped out the Star Route swindle / J. Keppler.

Thomas L. James, the man who stamped out the Star Route swindle / J. K...

Print shows Thomas L. James, Postmaster General, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, among papers emblazoned with stars, littering the floor, holding a stamp labeled "Indicment" [sic] in his right hand... more

An uncompleted task / J.A. Wales.

An uncompleted task / J.A. Wales.

Print shows I. Wayne MacVeagh wearing a workman's apron and holding papers labeled "Wayne McVeagh Resignation", standing in front of a brick wall with a large star on it labeled "To be Bricked up for Star Route... more

The innocents / F. Opper.

The innocents / F. Opper.

Print shows a group of African American men, one, standing at center, is wearing a hat labeled "Judge Whitewashed", and the others are wearing hats labeled "Whitewasher No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6,... more

A summer smoke-cloud / J. Keppler.

A summer smoke-cloud / J. Keppler.

Print shows Puck reclining before a table covered with alcoholic beverages, some labeled "V.H. Dusenbury's P.P. Brandy" and "Puck Punch [No London Punch]", smoking and blowing smoke rings. Among the figures app... more

Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9th, 1882 / J. Keppler.

Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce...

Print shows a vignette cartoon with a carriage at center in which Jay Gould, Russell Sage, Cyrus W. Field, and William H. Vanderbilt are riding with large money bags, the wheels are labeled "Corporations" and "... more

Another bombardment - the newspaper fleet firing on the Bedouins in Washington / Gillam.

Another bombardment - the newspaper fleet firing on the Bedouins in Wa...

Print shows newspaper editors Charles A. Dana, James G. Bennett, Carl Schurz, Henry Watterson, George W. Curtis, and Whitelaw Reid, as well as Puck, with a fleet of paper gunboats labeled "N.Y. Times, N.Y. Sun,... more

Hyenas at work / Gillam.

Hyenas at work / Gillam.

Print shows a pack of hyenas labeled "N.Y. Commercial, N.Y. Sun, N.Y. Herald, Washtn. Post, The Rosecrans Letters, [and] 306" crowded around a sepulchral monument to James A. Garfield labeled "Fame"; those hyen... more

Forgotten on purpose / Gillam.

Forgotten on purpose / Gillam.

Print shows a man labeled "Tax Payer" fallen on steps labeled "Congress", he has a large boulder labeled "War Taxes on Iron on Sugar on Cloth Salt Leather [and] Linens" strapped to his back. On the steps is a s... more

The new political pilgrim's progress - passing the ogre / Gillam.

The new political pilgrim's progress - passing the ogre / Gillam.

Print shows members of the 47th Congress carrying on their shoulders large money bags labeled "Surplus $150,000,000" and "Appropriations", and a sign that states "No large appropriations for the Navy whilst Rob... more

First annual picnic of the "Knights of Labor" - more fun for the spectators than for the performers / J. Keppler.

First annual picnic of the "Knights of Labor" - more fun for the spect...

Print shows Jay Gould, William H. Vanderbilt, Cyrus Field, Russell Sage, and John Roach riding in a carriage past a crowd of laborers labeled "Knights of Labor" and "Pittsburg Free Strikers" who are watching a ... more

Our robber barons / Gillam.

Our robber barons / Gillam.

Print shows several rogues, Jay Gould labeled "R. Road Monopolist", William H. Vanderbilt labeled "Corporations", Cyrus W. Field labeled "Telegraph Monopoly", Russell Sage(?) labeled "Stock Jobbing", and George... more

Democracy's opportunity / J. Keppler.

Democracy's opportunity / J. Keppler.

Print shows a man labeled "Republican War Record" standing in a pond labeled "Republican Corruption Water", yelling to an Irishman wearing a hat labeled "Democracy", gathering up the Republican's clothing label... more

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street / J. Keppler.

The deadly upas tree of Wall Street / J. Keppler.

Print shows a large, old tree at the edge of body of water with Albany, N.Y. on the right, in the background, and the U.S. Capitol on the left, in the background. Hanging from the branches are many coins with "... more

Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers / J. Keppler.

Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers / J. Keppler.

Print shows a ship labeled "Wrecked Corporation" and "Insurance Co. Bankrupt" that has wrecked on rocks with a darkened lighthouse labeled "Trust" and "Justice" nearby; its light has been snuffed by "Judge" and... more

Jay Gould's private bowling alley / F. Opper.

Jay Gould's private bowling alley / F. Opper.

Print shows Jay Gould bowling on Wall Street using bowling balls labeled " Private Press, General Unscrupulousness, False Reports, [and] Trickery" to knock down pins labeled "Banker, Small Operator, Speculator,... more

The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

The old partners in the new navy job / Gillam.

Illustration shows John Roach and George M. Robeson dressed as 16th century soldiers, doing a song and dance routine on a stage; Roach is holding a paper that states "Contract for new U.S. Cruisers $2,440,000 a... more

Incorrigible / Gillam.

Incorrigible / Gillam.

Illustration shows Benjamin F. Butler as Topsy from Uncle Tom's Cabin, standing in front of an old woman labeled "Dem." who is holding a switch labeled "Discipline" behind her back. In the background, on the fl... more

The result of the Star Route trials / F. Graetz.

The result of the Star Route trials / F. Graetz.

Illustration shows a well-dressed Robert G. Ingersoll carrying two large bags of money labeled "Counsel Fees" as he departs the "Washington Court House"; exiting on the right side, wearing tattered clothing, ar... more

The harder he pumps, the dirtier his case gets / F. Opper.

The harder he pumps, the dirtier his case gets / F. Opper.

Illustration shows Robert G. Ingersoll, attorney in the Star Route trials, pumping Montfort C. Rerdell, depicted as a pump, for more "Evidence" as Thomas J. Brady and Stephen W. Dorsey stand in the "Prisoners B... more

Set a -- to catch a -- / F. Graetz.

Set a -- to catch a -- / F. Graetz.

Print shows a policeman labeled "Gov. Foster" grabbing the arm of a diminutive man labeled "Hoadly" who is holding a piece of fruit labeled "Dem. Nomination 83" that he has stolen from a street vendor who is an... more

Dorsey, the American "informer" - he finds one willing ear / F. Opper.

Dorsey, the American "informer" - he finds one willing ear / F. Opper.

Print shows the interior of the "N.Y. Sun Editorial Rooms" where "Political Scandals [are] Promptly Attended to", also "Post Mortem Scandals Especially Desired", with elderly editor Charles A. Dana sitting at a... more

A weak combination suspension bridge / F. Graetz.

A weak combination suspension bridge / F. Graetz.

Print shows John A. Logan wearing a military uniform with plumed hat labeled "Anti-Arthur" and carrying a large sword labeled "Pension Swindle", walking across a bridge comprised of three monkeys with the faces... more

An old saying twisted / F. Opper.

An old saying twisted / F. Opper.

Illustration shows Peter B. Olney, N.Y. District Attorney, passing a paper that states "Charges Against the Central Office Detectives - Peter B. Olney, Dist. Att'y" over the head of Fredericka Mandelbaum to Tho... more

The honor of the country in danger / Gillam.

The honor of the country in danger / Gillam.

Illustration shows the spirits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln looking at a throne draped with an American flag beneath a sign that states "This coming term will end the first hundred years of the Amer... more

The receiving-vault of the Republican politicians who defied public morality / Gillam.

The receiving-vault of the Republican politicians who defied public mo...

Illustration shows a procession carrying an embalmed James G. Blaine to place among other embalmed Republicans in an Egyptian tomb; among those previously embalmed are Thomas C. Platt, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas... more

Strange, but true / F. Opper.

Strange, but true / F. Opper.

Illustration shows Schuyler Colfax standing at a lectern labeled "Speaker Colfax - Pious Hypocrite and Credit Mobilier Bribe-Taker", James G. Blaine standing at a lectern labeled "Speaker Blaine - 'Magnetic' Bl... more

"Me and Jack" / Gillam after a popular print.

"Me and Jack" / Gillam after a popular print.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine wearing shorts, sitting on a board extending over a pond with John A. Logan, as a dog, sitting next to him; a can labeled "Pro-Slavery" is tied to the dog's tail and there is ... more

"Love's labor's lost" / Gillam.

"Love's labor's lost" / Gillam.

Illustration shows heavily tattooed James G. Blaine sitting on a stool while Whitelaw Reid, using a brush labeled "Tribune Excuses" and a "Explanation Pumice Stone", and William W. Phelps, using "Vindication Sa... more

One thing he can not shake off / Gillam.

One thing he can not shake off / Gillam.

Illustration shows Chester A. Arthur as a cat, with the spout labeled "'Soap' Campaign 1880", that has broken off a pitcher, around his neck; the pitcher labeled "N.Y. Ward Politics" lies on the ground nearby. ... more

The only source from which he gets absolution / J. Keppler.

The only source from which he gets absolution / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Whitelaw Reid, as a bishop, absolving James G. Blaine, who is kneeling on a long list of scandals, at a confessional labeled "Tribune Sanctum". Includes a statement published in the "N.Y. Tri... more

"Stop thief!" / Gillam.

"Stop thief!" / Gillam.

Illustration, reminiscent of Thomas Nast's cartoon of the same title published in Harper's Weekly, October 7, 1871, hence "That trick is very stale", shows a group of monopolists and Blaine supporters scatterin... more

Blaine's letter of acceptance / F. Opper.

Blaine's letter of acceptance / F. Opper.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine, startled, looking out a window in a building labeled "Star-Routers' Head-Quarters", watching as Puck, standing on a ladder labeled "Public Approval", nails a letter labeled "... more

He can't beat his own record / J. Keppler.

He can't beat his own record / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine standing on a racetrack labeled "Republican Race Track" in an arena, apparently frozen in position as his tattooed ghost races past him and a sign that states "Presidential Ra... more

Raising the funds to buy the presidency / J. Keppler.

Raising the funds to buy the presidency / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Puck's Independent Party figure sitting on the left next to Puck beneath a sign that states "Independent Road to the White House"; at center, Almon M. Clapp, with a cashbox labeled "Republica... more

The Tammany Fagin and his pupils / F. Opper.

The Tammany Fagin and his pupils / F. Opper.

Illustration shows John Kelly at the far end of a room, as Charles Dickens' character Fagin, wearing a robe with a "Tammany Fund" money bag in a pocket, he is rubbing his hands together as a show of satisfactio... more

Building the ark / Gillam.

Building the ark / Gillam.

Illustration shows Republican revelers in the foreground making music as they pass a reform ark being constructed in the background. Depicted are John Sherman playing pipes labeled "Southern Outrages", John Log... more

The false "friend of the workingman" / J. Keppler.

The false "friend of the workingman" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine standing before starving miners outside the entrance to the "Hocking Valley Mines", he is holding a paper that states "Blaine's $25,000 share in 'Hocking Valley' Ohio" and on ... more

Out of a job once more! / F. Graetz.

Out of a job once more! / F. Graetz.

Illustration shows the entrance to the "Republican Headquarter" with a foot extending out the door, having given the boot to a barrel dressed as a cleric labeled "Clerical Slanders", a bag labeled "British Gold... more

His boasted magnetism - and the kind of metal it attracts / Gillam.

His boasted magnetism - and the kind of metal it attracts / Gillam.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine as the "plumed knight" wearing cabbage leaves on his head with two plumes labeled "Brag" and "Bluster", and with a quill pen labeled "Gail Hamilton"; he holds a sword labeled ... more

Hush money--or money for the sewer / Frank Beard.

Hush money--or money for the sewer / Frank Beard.

Illustration showing policemen taking bribes. Illus. in: Judge, v. 5, 1884 March 1, pp. 8-9.

The opening of the "aggressive" campaign / J.K.

The opening of the "aggressive" campaign / J.K.

Illustration shows Whitelaw Reid, in the dark shadows of a street, pouring alcohol from a large jug labeled "Tribune Tonic Crooked Campaign Brand" into the open mouth of an Irish man wearing a plumed hat, a cap... more

Bro. Jonathan--low bridge mister!

Bro. Jonathan--low bridge mister!

Man kneeling on canal boat being pulled by Republican Party elephant, while Uncle Sam and woman on bridge watch. "The new Mulligan letters: latest out. 'Bitter, burning, and humiliating to the last degree.' J.G... more

Blaine O'Maine / J. Keppler.

Blaine O'Maine / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine running through a swamp, chasing a firefly labeled "Presidency" that is thumbing its nose at him. Blaine is leaving a "Bad Political Record" behind him that begins with his "E... more

Out of the frying-pan into the fire / Gillam.

Out of the frying-pan into the fire / Gillam.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine trying to climb over a wall labeled "National Garden Post No Bills" and "No Admittance to Lobbyists, Jobbers & Other Objectionable Characters"; he is carrying a bag over his s... more

More than she can carry / J. Keppler.

More than she can carry / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Whitelaw Reid placing a bundled-up package labeled "Blaine" and "Rotten Record" on top of a large pile in a basket being carried by a woman labeled "Republican Party" who is stooped under the... more

The "three honest men" of Wall Street declare for Blaine / F. Opper.

The "three honest men" of Wall Street declare for Blaine / F. Opper.

Illustration shows Russell Sage, Jay Gould, and Cyrus W. Field as the Three Musketeers standing on Wall Street with their swords raised in support of James G. Blaine as the Republican presidential candidate; Sa... more

"A sail! A sail!!" / J. Keppler.

"A sail! A sail!!" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a woman labeled "Dem. Party" on the rocky coast of a deserted island, nearby is an empty jug labeled "Bourbonism the Only Subsistence for 16 Years (1860-76)" and a broken cask labeled "For 8 ... more

A hard pull / J. Keppler.

A hard pull / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine dressed as a knight, the plumes of his helmet labeled "Dodger, Speakership Record, [and] Mulligan Letters", he holds papers labeled "Aggressive Cash Campaign" and has his othe... more

The pyrrhic victory of the Mulligan guards in Maine / J. Keppler.

The pyrrhic victory of the Mulligan guards in Maine / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine dressed as a knight, the plumes of his helmet labeled "Speakership Record, Mulligan Letters, [and] Credit Mobilier", he holds papers labeled "Aggressive Cash Campaign", and re... more

Puck's plan to relieve the country of two embarrassments - give Grant the surplus, and let him spend it on a little court of his own / Gillam.

Puck's plan to relieve the country of two embarrassments - give Grant ...

Illustration shows Ulysses S. Grant as a king sitting on a throne, surrounded by his courtiers, identified as Rev. J.P. Newman, Henry Ward Beecher, Roscoe Conkling, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, William Belknap,... more

A Wall Street cleaner / J. Keppler.

A Wall Street cleaner / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a woman labeled "Legitimate Business" cracking a whip that spells "Crash", driving a two-wheeled cart drawn by two horses with a large brush labeled "No Over-Certification Clearing House" att... more

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