The Handicap

Title

The Handicap

Subject

Political cartoons
Heaton, Harold R., -1940
Political corruption
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Presidents--Election
Elephants
Charles Samuel, 1863-1940
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Progressive Party (1912)
Third parties (United States politics)
Elections

Description

President William Taft sits on top of an elephant wearing an Illinois G.O.P blanket next to a sign reading "To Nov. 4." Taft and the elephant look behind them to find a basket carrying Governor Charles Deneen tied to the elephant's tail with a tag reading "Comps. of the Bull Moosers."

Though Theodore Roosevelt and sitting president William H. Taft were once friends and political allies, ideological differences drove the two against each other. Roosevelt established the Bull Moose Party (Progressive, 1912) and ran on his own after failing to capture the 1912 Republican nomination from Taft.

Creator

Heaton, Harold R.

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

n.d.

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

400949
Harold R. Heaton Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

44 x 38 cm

Citation

Heaton, Harold R., “The Handicap,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 16, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25150.