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"A Hard Summer for the Soft Rag Baby"

Topic:
Tilden and Hendricks
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
August 26, 1876, p. 689
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In this cover sequel to "Hen(dricks)-Pecked," Tilden and Hendricks again appear as a married couple. They are pleased that their inflation Rag Baby has fallen asleep (passed out) after imbibing high bock beer (a strong, dark brew) when the Congress Water proved insufficient. While the latter item signifies the U.S. Congress, it was actually a popular brand of mineral water, purportedly with medicinal qualities, from the health resort town of Saratoga Springs, New York.
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