The Dewey Presidential Boom and Bust


 “Shiver My Timbers, But This Is SOUR!”
  Cartoonist:  Grant Hamilton
  Source:  Judge
  Date:  May 19, 1900

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Published shortly before George Dewey withdrew from the presidential race, this postdated cover of Judge, the Republican humor magazine, shows how the admiral’s venture into politics had left a sour taste in his mouth. Laughing in the background are the two eventual nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, William Jennings Bryan (left) and William McKinley (right).













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