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“Once More into the Breach, Dear Friends, Once More”

Topic:
The Cash Candidate and Campaign Contributions
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Edward Windsor Kemble
Date:
July 18, 1908, pp. 18-19
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Employing Shakespeare’s heroic Henry V as a point of contrast, this Harper’s Weekly cartoon parodies William Jennings Bryan as a paunchy, self-interested huckster who is trying vainly to breach the impenetrable fortress of “Republican Prosperity.” The Democratic presidential nominee rides the lame Democratic Donkey, while the tired dog of “Hard Times” tags alongside and a motley crew of malcontents—socialists, terrorists, and others—brings up the rear. Cartoonist E. W. Kemble denies the Great Commoner’s vow to be fighting for the ordinary people against the wealthy and powerful, portraying him, instead, as a politician hypocritically pursuing personal profits: “Your Candidate for Cash.”

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