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The circus has come! / Keppler.

The circus has come! / Keppler.

Print shows William C. "Whitney" as the ringmaster at a circus where "D.B. Hill" is performing a horse riding trick by trying to ride two horses at once, a small horse labeled "Gold Standard" and a larger horse... More

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 cabin... More

Columbus Cleveland and his mutinous crew - "This ship shall not turn back!" / Gillam.

Columbus Cleveland and his mutinous crew - "This ship shall not turn b...

Illustration shows Grover Cleveland as Christopher Columbus holding a map labeled "Route to Reform", aboard ship surrounded by mutinous sailors labeled "Bayard, Whitney, Eustis, Sterling, Hedden, Pulitzer, Blac... More

There's a new policeman on the beat / Gillam.

There's a new policeman on the beat / Gillam.

Illustration shows two crooks labeled "Robeson" and "Roach" walking down a sidewalk, whistling; they are being trailed by William C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, as a policeman. Caption: "Cheese it!" Illus.... More

A desperate case of political dipsomania / Kep.

A desperate case of political dipsomania / Kep.

Print shows a drunken man sitting in a chair with jugs and bottles labeled "Repudiation Gin, Free Silver Rum, Tillman's Firewater, Populist Whiskey, [and] Altgeld's Fizz" on the floor next to the chair, his rum... More

Thanksgiving day, 1885 / J. Keppler.

Thanksgiving day, 1885 / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows President Cleveland standing at the head of a table with his cabinet officers around the table at placemats labeled "Bayard, Manning, Garland, Whitney, Lamar, Endicott, [and] Vilas" as Puck d... More

The resistless march of reform - the "hostiles" must go! / F. Opper.

The resistless march of reform - the "hostiles" must go! / F. Opper.

Illustration shows a large group of politicians, newspaper editors, Tammany Hall bosses, and others, dressed as Native Americans, one carrying a banner that shows a crude drawing of the Tammany(?) tiger labeled... More

A new declaration of independence in the year 1885 / Gillam.

A new declaration of independence in the year 1885 / Gillam.

Illustration shows President Cleveland standing at a table, his right hand on a long document labeled "Declaration of Independence July 4th 1885" that trails off the table, stating "When, in the course of human... More

Collapse of another Buddensiek structure John Roach - "It's all Whitney's fault. If he hadn't knocked so hard, it would be standing now Gillam

Collapse of another Buddensiek structure John Roach - "It's all Whitne...

Illustration shows John Roach with George Robeson and William Chandler holding a paper labeled "J. Roach & Co. assignments" as Secretary of the Navy William C. Whitney beats a door with a club in front of a co... More

The "press view" at the candidate show / Dalrymple. Joseph Pulitzer

The "press view" at the candidate show / Dalrymple. Joseph Pulitzer

Print shows a gallery where many presidential candidates are on display for the press; among the candidates are Jerry Simpson, William A. Peffer, Robert E. Pattison, David B. Hill, James E. Campbell, William C.... More

The old and the new / J.S. Pughe.

The old and the new / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan standing with the Democratic Donkey with bandages labeled "1896" and "1900"; they are watching David B. Hill, sporting a feather in his cap labeled "I'm a New Dem.", g... More

Cursing the heretics / J.S. Pughe.

Cursing the heretics / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan, wearing the pope's tiara and holding a sceptor labeled "16 to 1", jumping up and down, and stamping his feet in anger, as six men labeled "Cleveland, Whitney, Hill, Go... More

John Roach's little miscalculation / J. Keppler.

John Roach's little miscalculation / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows Secretary of the Navy, William C. Whitney, handing a boat labeled "Dolphin" to James G. Blaine who shies away, refusing to accept it; in the background, John Roach, a contractor, who built th... More

The cruel secretary and the patriotic contractor / Zimmerman.

The cruel secretary and the patriotic contractor / Zimmerman.

Illustration shows William C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, insisting that John Roach, a contractor, accompany him on a test cruise before the Navy can sign off on the contract and accept delivery of the ship... More

The Administration sawmill / J. Keppler.

The Administration sawmill / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows President Cleveland standing next to a large "Reform Buzz-Saw" labeled "Pat. 1884 by G. Cleveland" at a sawmill, where three members of his cabinet "Manning, Whitney, [and] Bayard" are millin... More

President Cleveland and his cabinet / J. Keppler.

President Cleveland and his cabinet / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows President Cleveland sitting at a desk between his cabinet members, from the left, "W.C. Whitney, Secretary of the Navy, Daniel Manning, Secretary of the Treasury, A.H. Garland, Attorney-Gener... More

No party lines when the national honor is in peril / Dalrymple.

No party lines when the national honor is in peril / Dalrymple.

Print shows the combined forces of the gold standard supporters, including some newspaper editors, and a reluctant William McKinley, marching under the standard "The Nation's Credit Must Be Upheld", toward a fo... More

Our government farm -- President Cleveland finds an effectual protection against the twenty-five-year locusts / Zimmerman.

Our government farm -- President Cleveland finds an effectual protecti...

Illustration shows President Cleveland stands directly behind a wall of flames labeled "Civil Service Reform"; behind him, working on the "Government Farm" are members of his cabinet, William C. Endicott with a... More

"Ship-building for repairs" / Gillam.

"Ship-building for repairs" / Gillam.

Illustration shows Secretary of the Navy, William C. Whitney, carrying a large book labeled "Navy Yard Investigations", confronting George M. Robeson, William E. Chandler, and John Roach, who are cowering at hi... More

The administration's hardest job / J. Keppler.

The administration's hardest job / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows President Cleveland and his cabinet officers struggling to push and pull the Democratic donkey labeled "Bourbon Democracy" into a stable labeled "Reform Stables"; on the donkey's hooves, acti... More