Cleveland and the Maria Halpin Affair


 “Another Voice for Cleveland”
  Cartoonist:  Frank Beard
  Source:  Judge
  Date:   September 27, 1884, p. xii

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Judge cartoon makes fun of the revelation that, years before, Democratic presidential nominee Grover Cleveland had fathered a child out of wedlock. Here, "Grover the Good" (a reference to his reputation for public integrity) is startled on the street to hear a wailing toddler identify him as the baby's father. During the campaign, Republicans were said to chant the refrain, "Ma! Ma! Where's My Pa!" After the election, Democrats answered: "Gone to the White House! Ha, Ha, Ha!"












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