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 Ben Butler Re-Turns

 


 “The Return of the Prodigal”
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   September 25, 1880, p. 623

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Using the New Testament parable of the prodigal son who returns to his forgiving father, the cartoonist pokes fun at Benjamin Butler's embrace of Hancock and the Democratic party after being kicked out of several other political parties. (See the explanation of the previous cartoon, "The Widow's Wants.")
 

 

 

 
 

 

     
 

 

 
     
 

 

 
     
 

 

 

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