Taft, Roosevelt, and the Fall Campaign


 “Somewhat Obscured, But Still Visible”
  Cartoonist:  William Allen Rogers
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   October 24, 1908, p. 3

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Harper’s Weekly cartoon reflects esteem for William Howard Taft and disrespect for his political mentor, President Theodore Roosevelt. The Republican presidential nominee is depicted as a formidable mountain with the countenance of a man who will take the presidency seriously. The image of Roosevelt criticizes his alleged imperialism (Napoleonic hat), emotional verbosity (the geyser), and administrative corruption (the mud).













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