“The ‘Fake’ Beggar”
  Cartoonist:  Udo J. Keppler
  Source:  Puck
  Date:  August 22, 1900

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
After unsuccessfully urging Democrats to choose a conservative presidential nominee like Richard Olney, Puck bolted the party to oppose the election of William Jennings Bryan. This cover cartoon argues that Bryan’s anti-expansionist position is only a disguise to distract attention from his stance favoring free silver.













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