The Democratic Nomination


 "Little David's Fireworks"
  Cartoonist:  perhaps William Allen Rogers
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   July 9, 1887, p. 495

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Published on June 30, a few days before Independence Day, this cartoon portrays Governor David B. Hill of New York as a boy who has failed to ignite presidential “booms” in the South, East, and West. That he has managed only to get a flicker of light in his home state is a warning that his presidential aspirations are in vain and that he should stick with trying to win reelection as governor.












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