Hill Challenges Cleveland


 "A Flying Trip Through the South After the Presidential Bee"
  Cartoonist:  Herbert Merill Wilder
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   March 26, 1892, p. 308

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
In March 1892, Senator David B. Hill of New York traveled in Georgia and Mississippi delivering speeches aimed ostensibly at keeping Democrats from aligning with the Populist Party. The Brooklyn Eagle described his orations as “some of the most cogent addresses of Democratic doctrine since [Horatio] Seymour … or Samuel J. Tilden,” the 1868 and 1876 Democratic presidential nominees, respectively. Most political observers, however, agreed with the viewpoint of this cartoon that Hill’s trip was to drum up Southern support for his own presidential bid in 1892. This image by cartoonist Bert Wilder employs the same “presidential bee” used in Charles Bush’s "Two Bees, Or One Bee," from the previous year.












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