Grover Cleveland rides the Democratic donkey past the "Republican R. R. R. Hotel" on the way to his inauguration. He is surrounded by a host of characters that includes many political figures and newspaper editors, including Joseph F. Keppler with his diminutive character Puck. Among those depicted are: Roscoe Conkling, George Edmunds, Augustus Garland, "Hampton," "William H. Barnum," L. Q. C. Lamar, "Grace," "Jones," Joseph Pulitzer, James G. Bennett, Henry B. Ward, Samuel J. Randall, Thomas Hendricks, Abram S. Hewitt, U. S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, "McDonas," Daniel Manning, George W. Curtis, Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel J. Tilden, Thomas F. Bayard (carrying a flag that states "Public Office is a Public Trust. G. Cleveland"), Joseph Medill, William C. Endicott, John Logan, James G. Blaine, Carl Schurz, William F. Vilas, Cox, Winfield Scott Hancock, Benjamin Harrison, Henry Watterson, and Hermann "Raster." Also shown is Puck's Independent Party figure and papers labeled "Compliments of C. A. Dana."
Democratic donkey (Symbolic character); Parades; Presidents--Inauguration; Newspaper editors; Politicians; Washington (D.C.); Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Barnum, William Henry, 1818-1889; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Curtis, George William, 1824-1892; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Endicott, William Crowninshield, 1826-1900; Garland, A. H. (Augustus Hill), 1832-1899; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901; Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893; Hendricks, Thomas A. (Thomas Andrews), 1819-1885; Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911; Randall, Samuel J. (Samuel Jackson), 1828-1890; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Vilas, William F. (William Freeman), 1840-1908; Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921; Raster, Hermann, 1827-1891