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“Presidential Bee Hive”

Topic:
The Republican Presidential Field
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Edward Windsor Kemble
Date:
May 16, 1908, p. 1
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The cover of Harper’s Weekly features Speaker of the House Joseph “Uncle Joe” Cannon of Illinois, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. In the cartoon, the term “presidential bee” is slang for the urge to become president, and is derived from “a bee in the bonnet,” meaning an obsessive idea.

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