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- William McKinley appears as Napoleon I, looking dejected, sitting on cannon barrels labeled "Jingoism, Paternalism, [and] McKinleyism." Behind him is Thomas Reed firing a cannon labeled "Calamity Cry" with a paper labeled "Speech." The cannonball falls far short of the target labeled "Presidency 1896." Reed rests his left hand on the top of the hat of Benjamin Harrison who is holding a sword labeled "1888." On the right, George F. Hoar, also looking dejected, is sitting on a large shell labeled "Reciprocity." In the background on the right, standing near a sign labeled "Republican Testing Grounds for New Issues," are John Sherman next to a cannon labeled "Sectionalism" and Levi P. Morton looking through a telescope. Beyond them is another man, possibly Matthew S. Quay. Caption: Trying to find a gun that will do for the coming campaign.
- Presidents--Elections, Artillery--Testing, Political parties--Platforms, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902, Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901, Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904, Sherman, John, 1823-1900, Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920
- Theodore Roosevelt Center
- These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
A dead failure so far
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