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10.04.1808:Bodleian Libraries,Delicious dreams Castles in the air Glorious prospects.Satire on Portland's second ministry. (British political cartoon); Cabinet minsters are depicted dreaming of the defeat of Napoleon;in clouds rising from the head of Canning,Napoleon is seen captive in London,along with his ally Russia and the puppet kings of Europe.

10.04.1808:Bodleian Libraries,Delicious dreams Castles in the air Glorious prospects.Satire on Portland's second ministry. (British political cartoon); Cabinet minsters are depicted dreaming of the defeat of Napoleon;in clouds rising from the head of Canning,Napoleon is seen captive in London,along with his ally Russia and the puppet kings of Europe.

Daumier - part of a show of 19th century French political caricatures at the Cantor Museum/Stanford.

This light-hearted lens is devoted to the funny side of history (otherwise known as a pretentious perspective on the past).

"A Touch of the Times" by Thomas Rowlandson (1788) in the Royal Collection, UK - From the curators' comments: "A hand-coloured print showing the Prince of Wales being led to the Coronation Chair by Britannia. The steps are formed of the 'The Voice of the People' and 'Public Safety.' Leaning on the left of the chair is Fox and Sheridan holding the cap of Liberty. Pitt, on the right, extinguishes the 'puppet shew[s].'"

A hand-coloured print critical of the Prince of Wales and his suitability to rule as regent. It shows the Prince being led to the Coronation Chair by Britannia.

James Gillray, 1757-1815, Blowing up the Pic Nic's: or Harlequin Quioxtte Attacking the Puppets, 1802, Etching with aquatint, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

James Gillray, Blowing up the Pic Nic's: or Harlequin Quioxtte…

Robber Baron - 19th century business men who engaged in unethical and monopolistic practices, wielded widespread political influence through the use of lobbyists, or in some cases, outright bribery of politicians. The concept of laissez faire capitalism, which dictated no government regulation of business and exploiting workers created conditions which favored vast accumulations of wealth.

Learn the History of the Term Robber Baron and Origins of the Name

Robber Barons: How They Got That Name: Political cartoon depicting robber barons, including Jay Gould and Russell Sage, sitting atop workers.

Kansas City's First Ward - the "Bloody First" as it came to be known - was a stronghold of machine politics, or "Bossism," the unofficial system that controlled many large American cities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Republican machines existed but Irish-American Democrats perfected the system, in which complex organizations of party men worked at the grass-rots level  to nominate candidates, deliver votes and share the spoils of victory.

Thomas Pendergast - Historic Missourians - The State Historical Society of Missouri

daumier caricature sculptures -

Honore Daumier: Bust of a Legislator, Hirschorn Museum, Washington, D.

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