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Another bombardment - the newspaper fleet firing on the Bedouins in Washington

Author:
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896
Date:
1882-08-02
Description:
Print shows newspaper editors Charles A. Dana, James G. Bennett, Carl Schurz, Henry Watterson, George W. Curtis, and Whitelaw Reid, as well as Puck, with a fleet of paper gunboats labeled "N.Y. Times, N.Y. Sun, N.Y. Herald, Ev. Post, Puck, Brooklyn Eagle, Courier-Journal, Harpers, Phila Times, Mail, [and] N.Y. Tribune." The fleet is firing cannons, "ink" bottles, and pens, bombarding a fortress flying a flag labeled "Plunder," where the walls are comprised of paper bundles labeled "Bills, Jobs, Bargains, Corrupt Bills, [and] Logrolling." The fortress is defended by "Robeson Bey" standing at center with a bandage labeled "Record" around his head, "Keifer" and "Jones," with John A. Logan labeled "306," James D. Cameron, David Davis, John Sherman, and others. Cannonballs burst among them labeled "Criticism, Censure, [and] Condemnation." The fortress cannons are labeled "River & Harbor Bill $20,000,000, Pension Arrears $103,962,300, Monitor Job, Public Buildings, Mileage Steal, [and] Mississippi Levee." Within the fortress are the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Treasury labeled "Ammunition House."
Subject:
Legislators, Corruption, Newspapers, Newspaper editors, Fortification, Bombardment, Gunboats, Public opinion, Scandals, United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.), Treasury Building (Washington, D.C.), Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906, Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921, Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912, Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886, Sherman, John, 1823-1900, Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897, Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918, Curtis, George William, 1824-1892, Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897, Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932, Davis, David, 1815-1886, Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912, Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918
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=o287970
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