This page provides links to all cartoons on the site in chronological order. Information about campaign themes and leaders appears on the homepage; a list of political parties on a separate page; and a journals page provides publication and circulation information.
February 27, 1896, People's Advocate: Reading Tillman's Speech
March 19, People's Advocate: Pitchfork
April 4, The Ram's Horn: Rescued
April 15, Sound Money: History Repeats Itself
April 25, The Ram's Horn: The Stranger at Our Gate
May 28: At the Prohibition party's national convention in Pittsburgh, Maryland's Joshua Levering receives the nomination for president.
June 16: The Republican national convention meets in St. Louis, Missouri. Delegates choose William McKinley of Ohio as the presidential nominee, on a platform advocating high tariffs and maintenance of the gold standard.
June 21, Denver New Road: Cleveland's Romance
June 28, L.A. Times: Bucking a Wall
July 4: In New York City, the Socialist Labor party convenes. Charles H. Matchett is nominated for president.
July 11: Democratic National convention begins in Chicago, Illinois. After delivering his "cross of gold" address, William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska wins the nomination on a platform of free silver, with Arthur Sewall as the vice-presidential nominee.
July 9, Rocky Mountain News: A Soliloquy
July 11, Harper's Weekly: Gold Bugs
July 12, L.A. Times: The Old Lady and Her New Wheel
July 16, People's Advocate: McKinley's Evil Sprit
July 18, Harper's Weekly: Altgeld and Bryan
July 22: National Silver Party convention meets in St. Louis; the delegates, largely from silver-mining states, vote to support Bryan and Sewall, the Democratic nominees.
July 25: People's Party convention meets in St. Louis; fusionists largely control the convention, which nominates William Jennings Bryan for president, but mid- roaders influence the choice of Thomas E. Watson as vice-presidential nominee-- instead of Sewall--on a platform markedly different than that of the Democrats.
July 22, Rocky Mountain News: Wall Street's Private Studio
July 25, Harper's Weekly: Farmer McKinley
July 25, Judge: The Silver Candle
July 27, Chicago Record: Bryan's Tightrope
August 5, Rocky Mountain News: The Plain English of It
August 6, Sound Money: Spain and Rothschilds
August 8: McKinley officially accepts the Republican nomination in an address at Canton.
August 9, Denver New Road: Bryan's Romance
August 12: Bryan officially accepts the Democratic nomination in a speech at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
August 13, American Non-Conformist: Farmer Hanna
August 15, Rocky Mountain News: Bryan the Lion
August 16, L.A. Times: Aesop's Fox
August 18, Rocky Mountain News: Hanna the Wizard
August 20, Sound Money: The Cross of Gold
August 20, L.A. Times: Popocratic Witches
August 22, The Ram's Horn: A Double Burden
August 26: McKinley issues his letter of acceptance of the Republican nomination, outlining his views on the Republican platform.
August 29, Harper's Weekly: McKinley the Veteran
August 29, Labor Advocate: Look at This
August 30, St. Louis Globe Democrat: Dime Museum
September 2: The National (Gold) Democratic convention--made up of Democrats strongly objecting to the silver Democrats' Chicago platform --meets in Indianapolis, Indiana. After sitting President Grover Cleveland, a gold Democrat, declines the nomination, the new party chooses John Palmer as its presidential candidate.
September to November 1: McKinley runs a front-porch campaign at his home in Canton, Ohio.
September 3, New York Journal: Li Hung Chang
September 5, Harper's Weekly: The Crown of Thorns
September 5, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Just the Bare Facts
September 6, L.A. Times: Comrades in Arms
September 6, St. Paul Pioneer Press: A Bryan Dollar
September 8: Early election day in Arkansas and Vermont (not all states voted on the first Tuesday in November).
September 9, Rocky Mountain News: John Bull
September 10, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Arkansas and Vermont
September 11 to November 1: Bryan travels 13,000 miles by train, stump-speaking around the nation, but devoting most of his energies to the hotly contested states of Michigan, Illonois, Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
September 11, St. Paul Pioneer Press: The Divorcee
September 11, St. Louis Globe Democrat: Uncle Sam Diagnoses
September 12, Labor Advocate: Their Argument Misses Fire
September 12, The Ram's Horn: Building Up His Business
September 12, Harper's Weekly: Populist Supreme Court
September 12, New York Journal : Hanna's Funds
September 13, Boston Globe: The Silver Dog
September 13, L.A. Times: Uncle Sam's Circus
September 14, L.A. Times: Populist Pandora
September 14, Rocky Mountain News: Playing Upon a Single String
September 17, Rocky Mountain News: Chinese Immigration
September 18, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Against Turkey
September 18, Rocky Mountain News: A Horrible Suspicion
September 19, Judge: Bryan's Cross
September 19, Labor Advocate: How They Love The Farmers
September 19, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Election-Year Friend
September 20, Boston Globe: Writ of Replevin'
September 20, L.A. Times: Populist Delilah
September 20, L.A. Times: Two Laboring Men
September 20, L'Abeille de Nouvelle Orleans: The Sultan Laughs
September 20, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: John Bull's Theft
September 21, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Robber And His Victim
September 24, L.A. Times: Resurrecting Secession
September 24. St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Treachery
September 25, Daily Inter-Ocean: Democratic Jonah
September 26, Harper's Weekly: Silver Bullfight
September 26, L.A. Times: For Sale
September 26, National Reflector: Rings On The Hog
September 26, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Bicyclist Bryan
September 29, L.A. Times: Poor Circulation
October 1, Pioneer Press: Silver Trust Hog
October 3, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Workingman's Friend
October 4, Raleigh New and Observer: Hanna and Dixon
October 6: Election Day in the state of Florida (not all states voted on the first Tuesday in November).
October 6, Chicago Times: X-Ray of Bryan's Brain
October 6, Pioneer Press: Silver Conversation
October 6, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Florida's Lifeline
October 8, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Democratic Florida
October 8, New York Journal: Confident Hanna
October 10, Harper's Weekly: Three Witches
October 10, The Coming Nation: The Worker's Treadmill
October 11, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Resurrection
October 13, New York Journal: Hanna and Workers
October 13, St. Louis Globe Democrat: Bryan as Jack Cade
October 13, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Gold Balloon
October 15, Coxey's Sound Money: Uncle Sam Enslaved
October 15, Rocky Mountain News: Elected McKinley
October 16, Boston Globe: Bryan the Salesman
October 17, Coming Nation: Labor Exploitation
October 20, L.A. Times: Burning Cross of Gold
October 21, The Coming Nation: Socialism
October 22, Sound Money: The Old Party Scale
October 22, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Hanna's Crown of Thorns
October 24, Harper's Weekly: Altgeld and Guiteau
October 25, Daily Inter-Ocean: Bryan's Balloon
October 25, Omaha World Herald: Getting Women to Register
October 27, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Hanna, Trusts, and Morgan
October 28, Puck: A New Civil War
October 30, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Hanna in Lehigh Valley
October 31: Responding to a call from Republican chairman Mark Hanna, Republican's celebrate the Saturday before the election as "Flag Day," declaring Republicanism the only "partiotic" choice. At the request of their party leaders, Democrats and Populists also celebrate "Flag Day," arguing that the flag should not be the property of one party.
October 31, Harper's Weekly: Democratic Wind-Up Toys
October 31, New York Journal: Buncombe Brigade
October 31, The Ram's Horn: Ignorance, Stupidity, and Fraud
November 2: William McKinley wins the presidential election, becoming the 25th President of the United States.
November 2, L.A. Times: Clown Bryan
November 4, L'Abeille de Nouvelle Orleans: Knock-Out Punch
November 4, St. Paul Pioneer Press: Elephant on the Silver Pillow
November 5, Sound Money: Prediction for 1900
November 14, Judge: Republican Tam O'Shanter
November 14, Coming Nation: Our Farmers Situation
December, Overland Monthly: Uncle Sam Looks Abroad
© 2000, Rebecca Edwards, Vassar College