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The skeleton at the feast

Author:
Pughe, J. S. (John S.), 1870-1909
Date:
1896-06-10
Description:
Republican politicians wearing Roman togas are seated around a banquet table with a skeleton that is holding a standard labeled "McKinley's Shaky Financial Record." Gathered around the table are John "Sherman," Stephen B. "Elkins," Russell A. "Alger," Charles H. "Grosvenor," William "McKinley," Mark A. "Hanna," Christopher L. "Magee," William M. "Hahn," Joseph B. "Foraker," Cornelius N. "Bliss," Herman H. "Kohlsaat," Edward O. "Wolcott," and Whitelaw "Reid." Caption: The ancient custom of the Romans of seating a skeleton at their banquet-tables, to remind them of death, is now being revived by our Republican friends.
Subject:
Silver question, Dinners and dining, Tables, Skeleton, Death, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Sherman, John, 1823-1900, Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911, Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander), 1836-1907, Grosvenor, Charles Henry, 1833-1917, McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904, Foraker, Joseph Benson, 1846-1917, Bliss, Cornelius Newton, 1833-1911, Kohlsaat, Herman Henry, 1853-1924, Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905, Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912
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=o289217
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