Puck cartoon about Blaine, 1884

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Puck cartoon about Blaine, 1884

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Description

The title of this cartoon is, "The Pyrrhic victory of the Mulligan Guards in Maine; another victory like this, and our money's gone!"

Puck Magazine's artist Joseph Keppler drew many cartoons of James G. Blaine.

In 1884 former Speaker of the House James G. Blaine lost the election to Grover Cleveland partially due to the stigma of the "Mulligan letters."

In 1876, a Boston bookkeeper named James Mulligan had located some letters showing that Blaine had sold his influence in Congress to various businesses.

Subsequently these were obtained by Blaine and destroyed, causing a "coverup" that led to Blaine’s defeat.

View/Add Comments


About This Item

  • Title: Puck cartoon about Blaine, 1884
  • Creator: Keppler, Joseph
  • Creation Date: 1864
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: OS drawer 11
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

People


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Website

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.