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Title
Decoration-day, 1883
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: 2012645478
Color Content
multicolored
Summary
Illustration shows a large group of politicians and others in a cemetery on Memorial Day, each seems to be grieving at gravestones that bear special messages, such as Pope Leo XIII standing in front of a stone that states "Here lies my Irish Influence"; Ulysses S. Grant placing a wreath labeled "Tho' Gone Not Forgotten" at a monument that states "Here Lies the Third Term 1880"; Stephen Dorsey and Thomas Brady, arm in arm, in front of a stone that states "[Star] Route Here Lies Our Hope of Acquittal"; James G. Blaine placing a wreath on a stone that states "[He]re Lies My South American Policy"; and Samuel J. Tilden and Charles A. Dana in front of a stone that states "Tilden Boom 1876 Rest in Peace". Also depicted, clustered around Grant, are Roscoe Conkling holding a tattered military standard labeled "Stalwart Battle Flag 1880", James D. Cameron on crutches labeled "1882", John A. Logan as a drummer with number "306" on his drum strap, and Thomas C. Platt as a little girl; also grouped before a stone that states "Here Lies Democratic Consistancy on the Tariff" are Benjamin F. Butler, Winfield Scott Hancock, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Stephen B. Elkins. Others depicted are Simon Cameron, John Kelly, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, George M. Robeson, David Davis, Robert Ingersoll, Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, and a man identified as "Campbell".
Authorized Access Point
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896, Decoration-day, 1883