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Title
He missed the chair, but he has the floor He missed the chair, but he has the floor
Type
Still Image
Genre Form
print
graphic
graphic
Periodical illustrations--1880-1890.
Magazine covers--1880-1890.
Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890.
Chromolithographs--Color--1880-1890.
Language
English
Identified By
Lccn: 2012645612
Color Content
multicolored
Summary
Print shows Samuel S. Cox, as a court jester, booted off a podium by a man sitting in the "Speaker's Chair" in a congressional chamber, and about to land on the floor; he is holding a stick with balloons attached labeled "Jokes, Witticisms, [and] Sarcasm", and a book "by S.S. Cox" titled "Why We Laugh" (possibly the new and enlarged 1880 edition of his book first published in 1876) drops to the floor next to him. In the upper right, looking on approvingly, are members of Congress, Allen G. Thurman and Lucius Q.C. Lamar among them.
Authorized Access Point
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896, He missed the chair, but he has the floor