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“Out of a Job Once More!”

Topic:
Election Results
Source:
Puck
Cartoonist:
Friedrich Graetz
Date:
November 5, 1884, p. 298
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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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