Election Results


 “Out of a Job Once More!”
  Cartoonist:  Friedrich Graetz
  Source:  Puck
  Date:   November 5, 1884, p. 298

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
The cover of the last issue of Puck before the presidential election (the magazine was postdated) features the Republicans getting rid of their campaign props: the bloody shirt, used to associate the Democratic party with secession, Civil War, and violence; British gold, used to generate fears that tariff reform (lower rates or free trade) would lead to British control of the American economy; and "clerical slanders," referring to charges by certain Protestant ministers that Democratic nominee Grover Cleveland was morally corrupt.












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