Democratic Nomination


 “Mr. Tilden’s Body-Guard”
  Cartoonist:  Friedrich Graetz
  Source:  Puck
  Date:   June 18, 1884, p. 39

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Former governor Samuel Tilden of New York, the unsuccessful "Democratic presidential nominee in 1876, was still popular among Democrats. This cartoon pokes fun at his numerous physical ailments, such as arthritis and palsy, which caused him to withdraw his name from contention for the 1884 nomination. Along with assorted medicine bottles and apparatuses, Tilden heads for his New York residence, Greystone.












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