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"'Continue That I Broached In Jest.'-Shakespeare."

Topic:
Republican Nomination
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
June 24, 1876, p. 505
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This Harper's Weekly cover appeared on newsstands as the Republican National Convention was beginning in Cincinnati on June 14 (the issues are postdated by 10 days). Although James Blaine was the front-runner, the outcome of the nomination was uncertain, as this cartoon indicates by the question mark on the slate, with eraser attached, and the circumspect quote from Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
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