Mr. Taft's Five Days in Illinois Likely to be Busy!

Title

Mr. Taft's Five Days in Illinois Likely to be Busy!

Subject

Political cartoons
Heaton, Harold R., -1940
Presidents--Election
Elephants
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Progressive Democrats (Political party)
Crows
Donkeys
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)

Description

President William Taft holds boards and nails while preparing to repair "political fences" surrounding a field filled with grazing animals representing the Democrat, Progressive Democrat, and Insurgent candidates in Illinois. A frightened Republican elephant cowers in the middle of the field.

President William H. Taft surveys the fractured political landscape in Illinois, likely after the bitter Republican presidential primary, in which ex-president and progressive leaning Theodore Roosevelt, and progressive/socialist senator Robert Maron La Follette of Wisconsin, both challenged Taft. Taft was unable to mend the political fences and suffered defeat at the hands of the Democrats.

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

400954
Harold R. Heaton Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

44 x 38 cm

Citation

Heaton, Harold R., “Mr. Taft's Five Days in Illinois Likely to be Busy!,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 16, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25155.