Item: "Inauguration Day Outlook—Prospects of a Cleaning Up"
Record Number: 6818
Box Number: 58
Folder Number: 7
Artist: Gage, Hy, 1878-1971
Depicts: Pennypacker, Samuel W. (Samuel Whitaker), 1843-1916, Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904
Repository: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: January 1903
Image description: In the image, Governor Samuel Pennypacker cleans up "Pennsylvania Politics" with his mop and "decent politics suds." His cousin, Matthew Quay, was one of Pennsylvania's most infamous political bosses. Quay used his political influence to help Pennypacker defeat incumbent Robert Pattison in the 1902 gubernatorial election. In the political cartoon Quay looks at Pennypacker disapprovingly and asks "Is that my reward?".