The woods are full of them


The woods are full of them

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Title:
The woods are full of them
Title (alt.):
Puck
Puck's pictorial gazetteers
Description:
This satirical political cartoon was published in the weekly humor magazine "Puck", founded in New York in 1871 by Joseph Ferdinand Keppler. It illustrates president-elect Benjamin Harrison, who was in office from 1889 to 1893, scanning the political "landscape" from the roof of his home. Numerous figures of Republican party members aspiring to office after the 1888 election are seen scattered across the country, from New England to California. In the 1888 Presidential election, Harrison lost the popular vote by 100,000 to Grover Cleveland, but took the Electoral College 233 to 168. The Electoral College is not an actual place, but is a procedure that was established in the Constitution by the founding fathers. It is a compromise between election of President by vote in the United States Congress, and the election of President by the popular vote of United States citizens.
Lithographer:
J. Ottman Lithographic Company
Publisher:
Keppler & Schwarzmann
Creator:
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
Artist:
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
Name on Item:
J.K.
Date:
[1889]
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Political satire--Periodicals
United States--Politics and government--1889-1893--Caricatures and cartoons
Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
Places:
United States
Publisher:
[New York] : [Keppler & Schwarzmann]
Notes:
Pages 329-332 in the January 9, 1889 issue of Puck.
Text and illustrations on verso.
Extent:
1 print : chromolithograph ; 35 x 52 cm
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016024
Call #:
G3701.A6 1889 .K47
Barcode:
39999085942322
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