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“Helping the Rascals In—A Burglarious Scheme That May Be Suddenly Spoiled”

Topic:
Butler and Blaine
Source:
Puck
Cartoonist:
Joseph Keppler
Date:
October 22, 1884, p. 226
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Like a thief in the night, Republican nominee James Blaine tries to sneak into the White House through a back window, carrying a bag marked "for the plunder" and a document on which is written "20 years on the make." Giving him a boost are his accomplices in crime, Greenback-Labor nominee Benjamin Butler and editor Charles Dana, holding a copy of his New York Sun, which endorsed Butler. The Republicans were secretly funding Butler's campaign (see "Our Friends, the Enemy").

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