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He can't beat his own record

Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
James Gillespie Blaine stands on the "Republican Race Track" in an arena, apparently frozen in position as his tattooed ghost races past him. A sign in the center of the track states "Presidential Race Against Time - Blaine to Beat His Own Record." In the background is a tent with banner labeled "J. Blaine" and decked with floral wreaths that state "With Compliments J. Gould" and "With Compliments from C. Field," and one shaped like a horseshoe from "R. Sage." Whitelaw Reid stands outside the tent, holding a bucket and a sponge labeled "Tribune" and William Walter Phelps peaks through the flaps with a concerned look on his face. Among those in the grandstand on the left are A. M. Clapp, George M. Robeson, Alonzo B. Cornell, John Roach, and Thomas Jefferson Brady. Caption: Chorus of Friends "Go in, Jim! - brace up! Can't you do any better than that?"
Presidents--Elections, Political corruption, Running races, Ghosts, Tracks (Athletics), Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893, Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912, Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894, Cornell, Alonzo B., 1832-1904, Roach, John, 1813-1887, Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897, Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904, Clapp, A. M. (Almon M.)
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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