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Title
Mr. Hill tries it on
Type
Still Image
Subject
Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910.
Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906.
Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894
Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912.
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893.
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893.
Democratic donkey (Symbolic character)--1880-1890.
Republican elephant (Symbolic character)--1880-1890.
Locomotives--1880-1890.
Municipal officials--New York (State)--New York--1880-1890.
Political elections--New York (State)--New York--1880-1890.
Railroad bridges--1880-1890.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Periodical illustrations--1880-1890.
Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890.
Chromolithographs--Color--1880-1890.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2011661285
Color Content
multicolored
Summary
Illustration shows the Governor of New York, David B. Hill, riding backwards on the Democratic donkey labeled "Democracy" running on railroad tracks near a sign that states "Look Out for the Enlightening Express", he is waving papers labeled "Defiance to Mugwumps" at a locomotive labeled "Independents" bearing down on him and driven by a familiar Puck cartoon figure with Carl Schurz standing behind him. To the right of the tracks are an old man dressed as a clown labeled "Sun" looking down at a small elephant lying on the ground, also dressed as a clown, that looks like Benjamin F. Butler, next to them are William W. Phelps and Whitelaw Reid resting on the fallen Republican elephant that looks like James G. Blaine and is labeled "Ditched Nov. 1884".
Authorized Access Point
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896, Mr. Hill tries it on