Karl Hoenig and the Republican Glee Club cartoon   Save
Republican Glee Club Collection, 1872-2005
Description: Dated June 30, 1912, this Billy Ireland cartoon page from the Columbus Dispatch advertises and praises the Republican Glee Club of Columbus, Ohio. The large caricature featured is that of Glee Club Director Karl Hoenig. The scene in the lower right corner highlights prominent individuals of the time who would be amazed by the Club's performance, such as Simon Guggenheim, Princess Alice, and Richard Harding Davis. The Republican Glee Club formed in Columbus, Ohio, when a group of men who enjoyed singing formed a group to campaign for presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant in the 1872 presidential election against Horace Greeley. The group of singers originally called themselves the Grant and Wilson Glee Club, always changing their name to support the candidate the group was endorsing. By 1885, the Glee Club supported state and local races too, and in 1895 permanently changed the club's name to the Republican Glee Club. The Republican Glee Club Collection includes sheet music and songbooks, organizational records, historical information, event programs, and photographs. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1441AV_B13_F12_1
Subjects: Republican Glee Club; Republican Party; Political clubs; Choirs (Music); Ireland, Billy, 1880-1935; Newspapers; Cartoons
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);