'The Republican Presidential Candidate Now On View' cartoon   Save
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Description: Dated August 11, 1880, this political cartoon titled "The Republican Presidential Candidate Now On View" was published in "Puck" magazine, a humor magazine published from 1871-1918 that was famous for its colorful cartoons. This drawing shows Charles A. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War under President Grant and editor and co-owner of democratic magazine "The Sun," gesturing to a 'The Sun Microscope' with a glass plate of Republican presidential candidate James A. Garfield's record under scrutiny by an impish looking creature. To the left are glass plates for U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes, both from Ohio. Dana holds a magnified view of what the creature sees through the microscope, three malevolent microbes surrounded by damning words such as bribery, fraud, and perjury. Behind the stage is a crowd of men looking aghast and the contents of Garfield's record. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: CA4_OHS4200
Subjects: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881; Political cartoons; Political culture--Ohio--History; Presidential candidates; Presidential elections--1880-1890;
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