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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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Title:

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

Collection:

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

Description:

Samuel J. Tilden sits 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." 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.

Creation Date:

1885-03-04

Creator:

Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937

Citation (Chicago Style):

"Here's a health to the mugwumps, who helped in the strife, and have made this the happiest day of my life!". Prints and Photographs division. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. https://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288010. Theodore Roosevelt Digital Library. Dickinson State University.
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