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Prosperity and the flag

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"Prosperity and the Flag" is a song book created for Company A, based in Rochester, New York. The lyrics show support for President William McKinley.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Presidents--Election--Songs and music; Presidents--Public opinion; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Silver question; Imperialism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904

Date: 1880-1900

Rough on the eagle!

Description:

William M. Steward, on the left, and William McKinley, on the right, have a strangle-hold on a bald eagle that has a stars and stripes shield on its breast. They are plucking its feathers and stuffing them into large bags labeled "Silver Grab Bag" and "Tariff Grab Bag."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Silver question; Eagles; Feathers; Strangling; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1893-08-23

She's all right

Description:

An angel labeled "National Credit" with wings labeled "Sound Financial Policy" and "Repeal of Sherman Silver Law" rises above the flames of the wreck of the "U.S. Treasury."  Among the wreckage lie William McKinley bowled over by the "McKinley Bill," John Sherman being crushed under the weight of large silver coins, Green B. Raum sitting in an empty safe labeled "U.S. Treasury," with Benjamin Harrison and Charles Foster hanging onto the safe, and William A. Peffer among the lumber on the left.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Silver question; Debts, Public; Law; Social problems; Law reform; Angels; Fires; United States. Department of the Treasury; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Raum, Green B. (Green Berry), 1829-1909; Foster, Charles, 1828-1904; Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912

Date: 1893-09-27

An old imposition

Description:

President Cleveland as a railroad conductor collects fares from William McKinley, who is holding a ticket labeled "War Tariff Pass," and an elderly man, dressed as an infant labeled "Infant Industries," on his lap. The infant holds a pacifier connected to a bottle labeled "Protection Pap." Caption: Conductor Cleveland--That fellow can't ride free any longer, Ma'am - he's big enough to pay for himself!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Railroads--Employees; Infants; Trusts, Industrial; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1893-11-15

Thanksgiving

Description:

At center, young women watch a football game. Surrounding vignettes depict William McKinley as triumphant in Ohio, "New Jersey" cleaning up gambling and horse racing, an unidentified man, possibly Whitelaw Reid, eating crow with his turkey, John Y. McKane hiding in a hollow tree labeled "Gravesend" with a dog labeled "Newton" on a chain, families with baby carriages in Brooklyn under Mayor Charles A. "Schieren," David B. "Hill" in bed nursing a big-head, a tea party in Massachusetts, and Uncle Sam enjoying the Christmas issue of Puck magazine. Poetry accompanies each vignette, describing everything for which Americans ought to be thankful.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Thanksgiving Day; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Municipal government; Civil service reform; Presidents--Election; Corruption; Criminals; Women--Social life and customs; Sports spectators; Football; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

Date: 1893-11-29

The return from exile

Description:

William McKinley, as Napoleon I, rides a white horse labeled "Ohio" and carries a sword labeled "McKinley." He is on the banks of a river, leading an army that includes Benjamin Harrison, Thomas B. Reed, John Sherman, William E. Chandler, William M. Stewart, Matthew S. Quay, Chauncey M. Depew, George F. Hoar, and Whitelaw Reid. On the other side of the river is the U.S. Capitol with the date "1896" above it. Caption: They do not see the Waterloo before them.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Armies--Organization; Exiles; Horsemanship; United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.); Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Stewart, William M. (William Morris), 1827-1909; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

Date: 1893-12-13

Launched at last! - good luck to her!

Description:

A cherub labeled "1894" smashes a bottle of champagne as he launches a large, modern ship, the Ship of State, under the banner "Tariff Reform," with Grover Cleveland and members of his cabinet standing on the bow waving their hats. In the background, the specter of "1893" hovers over a sailing ship labeled "McKinley Tariff." Among those with Cleveland are Walter Q. Gresham, John G. Carlisle, Richard Olney, and either Daniel S. Lamont or Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Ships--Launching; New Year; Ghosts; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917; Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910; Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905; Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1835-1914; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895

Date: 1893-12-27

McKinley has almost all the chips; - but the game is young, yet

Description:

Thomas B. Reed, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley are playing poker at the "Presidential Aspirants' Poker Club." Reed is wearing a crown and royal robe, Harrison is wearing his iconic top hat, and McKinley is dressed like Napoleon I and has a stack of red, white, and blue chips in front of him.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Election; Poker; Hats; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1894-01-03

America's partisan "patriots"

Description:

Four men dance gleefully in front of gigantic figures of "Columbia" and "Europa" who are holding hands across a body of water. At the feet of the figures are suffering, poverty-stricken peoples, with silent factories behind them. The four men are Benjamin Harrison, pointing to himself, John Sherman with a sign that states "The Sherman Bill Did It!", William McKinley holding a sign that states "The McKinley Bill Did It!", and Thomas B. Reed pointing to McKinley. Caption: Chorus of Republican Leaders--Hooray! We'll make all the political capital we can of this - it'll help the Grand Old Party!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Columbia (Symbolic character); Tariff; Europa (Greek mythology); Silver question; Law; International relations; Poverty; Cost and standard of living; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

Date: 1894-01-17

The Republican Ponce de Leon and his followers

Description:

A group of conquistadors labeled "Hoar, Sherman, Depew, Harrison, Reed, McKinley [as Ponce de León], Wanamaker, W. Reid, Boutelle, [and] Foraker" gather around a pool of water labeled "High Protection Doctrine," drinking the water. Frogs in the lower right corner are labeled "Monopolist." Caption: They think it is the fountain of political youth and strength; but it is only a stagnant pool that is almost dried up.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Tariff; Youth; Wetlands; Monopolies; Frogs; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917; Ponce de Leon, Juan, 1460?-1521

Date: 1894-01-24

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