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"Here's a health to the mugwumps, who helped in the strife, and have made this the happiest day of my life!"

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Illustration shows Samuel J. Tilden sitting in a rocking chair, raising a glass of the "Elixir of Youth" over his head and holding a telephone receiver to his ear; hanging on the wall is a plaque that states "This Certifies that Sam'l. J. Tilden Was Duly Elected President (Dejure) in 1876. [signed] Chas. A. Dana", and next to the telephone on the wall is a sign that states "Direct Reports of the Inaugural Ceremonies". Tilden is offering a toast to the news of Grover Cleveland's inauguration, the first democratic president since before the Civil War.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Toasts; Presidents--Inauguration; Telephone; Rocking chairs; Beverages; Happiness; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1885-03-04

Cleveland's entry into Washington - March 4th. 1885

Description:

Illustration shows Grover Cleveland riding 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 and papers labeled "Compliments of C. A. Dana."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: 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

Date: 1885-03-04

"She has seen better days"

Description:

An old woman with a traveling bag labeled "Miss Democracy" sits alone by the side of a road. The United States Capitol is in the background, flying a flag that states "March 4th."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Dame Democracy (Symbolic character); Presidents--Inauguration; Older people; Clothing and dress; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1897-03-03

Inauguration day, 1897 - a good beginning

Description:

President William McKinley sits at his desk, as former president Grover Cleveland departs with Uncle Sam. Puck is standing on a step-ladder, carving "McKinley's Good Record" and "Appointment of Gage, Sec. of Treasury" into stone next to "Cleveland's Good Record" which includes "Extension of Civil Service Reform," "Repeal of Silver Purchase Bill," "Suppression of Chicago Riots," "Settlement of Venezuelan Controversy," and "Arbitration Agreement with England." Caption: Puck--Keep on this way, Mr. President, and you may leave as good a record as your predecessor!

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Haymarket Square Riot (Chicago, Illinois : 1886); Presidents--Inauguration; Administrative agencies--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment; Civil service reform; Arbitration, International; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Stone carving; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927

Date: 1897-03-03

McKinley & Roosevelt inauguration march

Description:

Sheet music for the song "McKinley & Roosevelt Inauguration March." The cover features a patriotic design with photographs of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Marches; Campaign paraphernalia; Presidents--Inauguration; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1900

Inaugural ball two step

Description:

Sheet music for "Inaugural Ball Two Step," a piece celebrating the inauguration of President McKinley after his victory in the presidential election of 1900. The cover features a blue and red colored print of McKinley and Vice President Roosevelt beneath a draped American flag and a bald eagle and in front of a dance floor full of dancers. The back cover features other popular pieces of sheet music for piano from Jay V. Youmans.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Political ballads and songs; Presidents--Inauguration; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Date: 1900

Inauguration of McKinley

Description:

A souvenir from President William McKinley's inauguration.

Resource Type: Announcement

Subject: Presidents--Inauguration; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

Card of admission to the Inaugural Ball

Description:

An admittance card to admit one person to the Inaugural Ball in the Pension Building.

Resource Type: Ticket

Subject: Presidents--Inauguration; Balls (Parties)

Date: 1901

Ansley Wilcox scrapbook, 1901

Description:

Scrapbook of newspaper and magazine clippings compiled by Ansley Wilcox, regarding the Pan-American Exposition, President William McKinley's assassination and Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration in his home in 1901.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: Pan-American Exposition; Presidents--Assassination; Death and burial of a person; Presidents--Inauguration; Ansley Wilcox House (Buffalo, N.Y.); McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Czolgosz, Leon F., 1873?-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

Inaugural Souvenir 1901

Description:

Souvenir booklet from the 1901 Inaugural celebrations. William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt engravings on frontispiece. Presidential photos and brief biographies from George Washington through William McKinley. An inscription reads P. J. Roosevelt-1935.

Resource Type: Book

Subject: Presidents--Inauguration; Presidents--Biography; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901

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