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"Dignity and Impudence"

Topic:
Blair Criticized
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
October 24, 1868, p. 673
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Cartoonist Thomas Nast takes the respective letters of acceptance as the basis for contrasting the characters of Republican presidential nominee Ulysses S. Grant and Democratic vice-presidential nominee Frank Blair. Grant is the nation's guard-dog, peaceable yet poised to protect the liberties of the people. Blair is the bellicose toy-dog which stands no chance against the substantial top-dog.
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