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"The Modern Gulliver Among the Lilliputians"

Topic:
Grant's Candidacy
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Unknown
Date:
September 12, 1868, p. 592
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The cartoonist applies the popular motif of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to the presidential election. Here, the small men of the Democratic press, armed with their quibbling quills, are no match for Grant, the unflappable and powerful giant.
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