Blaine O'Maine

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Title

Blaine O'Maine

Subject

James Blaine chasing the Presidency

Description

Illustration shows James G. Blaine running through a swamp, chasing a firefly labeled "Presidency" that is thumbing its nose at him. Blaine is leaving a "Bad Political Record" behind him that begins with his "Early Life in Pennsylvania", then "Becoming a Yankee" in Maine and "Being the First Carpet-Bagger", where he was engaged in fishing for "Men and Votes", and then as a Congressman and "Selling Agent of Little-Rock Bonds", and finally as "Secretary of State" and the "American Bismarck". "Mulligan Letters" are depicted throughout. The firefly projects a shadow of Blaine as a wicked hag on the white pages of his past.

Creator

Joseph Keppler

Source

Illus. from Puck, v. 15, no. 372, (1884 April 23), centerfold.

Publisher

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Date

April 23 1884

Rights

No known restrictions on publication.

Format

JPEG Image

Language

English

Type

Gilded Age Political Cartoons

Identifier

Library of Congress Control Number: 2012645195

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Original Format

Chromolithograph print

Physical Dimensions

NA

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Citation

Joseph Keppler, “Blaine O'Maine,” The Making of the Modern U.S., accessed September 24, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/makingmodernus/items/show/402.