Election Results


  Cartoonist:  Bernhard Gillam
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   November 20, 1880, p. 741

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
The rest of the Harper's Weekly art department did not share cartoonist Thomas Nast's aversion to James Garfield, the Republican presidential nominee. Here, Bernhard Gillam showcases President-elect Garfield as a triumphant Roman general, parading past an approving Columbia and Uncle Sam (upper-right). Stamped on the harness of his white steed is the democratic slogan "Vox Populi," meaning "voice of the people." On the right rides a dignified Vice-President-elect Chester Arthur, making a rare appearance in a Harper's Weekly cartoon. On the left march personifications of prosperity and labor, followed by banners celebrating "Commerce"; "Agriculture"; and "Boys in Blue" (Union veterans).












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