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Title
Blaine O'Maine
Type
Still Image
Subject
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893.
Presidential elections--1880-1890.
Wetlands--1880-1890.
Corruption--1880-1890.
Scandals--1880-1890.
Fireflies--1880-1890.
Shadows--1880-1890.
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Periodical illustrations--1880-1890.
Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890.
Chromolithographs--Color--1880-1890.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2012645195
Color Content
multicolored
Summary
Illustration shows James G. Blaine running through a swamp, chasing a firefly labeled "Presidency" that is thumbing its nose at him. Blaine is leaving a "Bad Political Record" behind him that begins with his "Early Life in Pennsylvania", then "Becoming a Yankee" in Maine and "Being the First Carpet-Bagger", where he was engaged in fishing for "Men and Votes", and then as a Congressman and "Selling Agent of Little-Rock Bonds", and finally as "Secretary of State" and the "American Bismarck". "Mulligan Letters" are depicted throughout. The firefly projects a shadow of Blaine as a wicked hag on the white pages of his past.
Authorized Access Point
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894, Blaine O'Maine