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The old leading man retires

Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Matthew S. Quay and Thomas C. Platt hold papers labeled "Great Republican Farce Comedy - Presidential Aspirations - Star Part." Around them stand Thomas B. Reed, William B. Allison, William McKinley, and Levi P. Morton as actors in costume. On the far left, Benjamin Harrison is exiting the building. Caption: The Stock Company (in chorus)--"I want that part - it requires whiskers, and I've got 'em!", "Give that character to me, and I'll keep the house in order with it!","Let me have it - I'm a regular Napoleon in that kind of role!", "Don't mind those young fellows, - a man of mature age is needed to play it right!"
Presidents--Election, Actors, Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902, Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904, Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910, Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908, McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920, Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
Theodore Roosevelt Center
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