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"By Repealing They Resume-By Resuming They Repeal"

Topic:
Tilden and Hendricks
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
August 26, 1876, p. 704
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The confusion over the Democratic position on the money question (see Monetary Policy in Issues) is the focus of this Nast cartoon which appears in the back of the same issue as his cover illustration, "A Hard Summer for the Soft Rag Baby." Thomas Hendricks (l), the vice-presidential nominee, was a former hard-money man turned soft-money enthusiast. But as the vice-presidential nominee, Hendricks equivocated on the issue, satisfying neither side. In this cartoon, he turns in the hard-money direction, despite his "soft soap" collar.
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