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Untitled [Mugwumps]

Topic:
Mugwumps
Source:
Judge
Cartoonist:
Frank Beard
Date:
August 16, 1884, p. 16
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This grim back-page Judge cartoon depicts a harsh end for four leading Independent Republicans (Mugwumps), guilty of the crime of supporting Democratic presidential nominee Grover Cleveland. Their hands on the rope indicate that they have committed suicide, rather than been lynched. The victims are (left to right): the reverend Henry Ward Beecher; former Interior secretary Carl Schurz; New York Times editor George Jones; and Harper's Weekly editor George William Curtis, in a girdle, with attached fan.
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