: This September 28, 1912, cover of Harper's Weekly magazine refers to the ongoing 1912 presidential election. The cartoon likens the presidential election to the judging of vegetables at an agricultural fair. The three pumpkins are the three candidates and the judges are the voters.
The three candidates in this election were Democrat Woodrow Wilson, Republican William Howard Taft, and the former Republican Theodore Roosevelt who was running as the candidate of the Bull Moose Party. Wilson won this election and the 1916 election, serving as president 1913-1921. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Presidential campaigns; Presidential elections; Political cartoons Places
: 'Judging Pumpkins' cartoon