The Republican Nomination


 "A Good Safe Toy to Fall Back On"
  Cartoonist:  William Allen Rogers
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   June 30, 1888, p. 480

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Following the Republican nomination of Benjamin Harrison for president, this cartoon shows New York’s favorite son candidate, Chauncey Depew, injured after his presidential boom backfired. He consoles himself by tinkering with the New York Central Railroad engine, referring to the company for which he served as president until 1899. In that year, he was elected to the first of two terms in the U.S. Senate (1899-1911).












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