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Title
The writing on the wall
Type
Still Image
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Periodical illustrations--1880-1890.
Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890.
Chromolithographs--Color--1880-1890.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2012645210
Color Content
multicolored
Summary
Illustration shows a dinner party attended by presidential candidate James G. Blaine who is trying to cover himself with pages of the New York Tribune, and by his side, vice-presidential candidate John A. Logan; seated around a table set with "Pension Pie, Monopoly Stew, [and] Star Route Shortcake" are James W. Husted, Chancey M. Depew, Powell Clayton, Joseph Medill, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas J. Brady, a man identified as "Elkins", William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, Whitelaw Reid on his feet, John Roach, and Robert G. Ingersoll fleeing with a bone labeled "Star Route Spoils". Blaine wears an "Anti-Sunstroke Cabbage Leaf" on his head, to which is attached a quill pen labeled "Gail Hamilton". Projected onto a wall at the far end of the room are the words "Republican Revolt", which has frightened everyone in the room.
Authorized Access Point
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894, writing on the wall