Item: An Unpleasant Ride Through the Presidential "Haunted Forest"

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Record Number: 1805
Box Number: 10
Folder Number: 12
Reproduction restrictions: None
Artist: Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
Depicts: Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Lithographer: Meyer, Merkel, & Ottman, Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
Publisher: Keppler & Schwarzmann
Repository: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: May 28 1884
Original Format: Prints › Lithographs › Chromolithographs, Clippings
Item Format: Transparency
Image description: Uncle Sam and Columbia are riding through a haunted forest in a horse drawn carriage. The faces of twenty-two presidential hopefuls for the 1884 election are hidden in landscape. The figure of Samuel Tilden can be seen between two trees located next to the bridge.
Keppler made similar puzzles out of several other political cartoons including Let us have Peace, Now A President's Elected and The Deadly Upas Tree of Wall Street.