A civil service reform version of an old fable

Author:
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896
Date:
1885-01-14
Description:
Illustration shows Grover Cleveland as a shepherd standing among his flock labeled "Treasury, Supreme Bench, Office, [and] Post Office," telling a well-dressed wolf, who has a piece of paper in his pocket labeled "To the Victor Belong the Spoils," that he cannot turn out corrupt Republicans in favor of spoils-hungry Democrats. Caption: President-elect Cleveland (to Democratic "Spoils" Wolf) - "I shall not discharge the corrupt Republican watch-dogs only to make room for you, my friend. That's not the kind of civil service reform I mean!"
Subject:
Civil service reform, Patronage, Political, Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment, Cabinet officers--Selection and appointment, Wolves, Sheep, Shepherds, Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o287811
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