Shot from the Rear!

Title

Shot from the Rear!

Subject

Political cartoons
Heaton, Harold R., -1940
Political corruption
Deneen, Charles Samuel, 1863-1940
Illinois--Chicago
Busse, Fred (1866-1914)
Merriam, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1874-1953
Primaries
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)

Description

Four men labeled "Deneen," "Busse," "Campbell," and "Pease" have their hands in a pie labeled "Political Patronage Pie" while a group of Native Americans, led by a woman holding a "Pro Bunco Publico" banner, shoot arrows at them. One arrow labeled "Convention Call of Ill. G.O.P. Insurgents" with a tag claiming "Deneen is Unfit for Renomination" knocks Dennen's top hat off his head.

This cartoon is in response to Deneen's political allies's reliance on political patronage and vote buying to secure their power. As Deneen prepared to attempt an unprecedented third term as governor, Republican infighting and the veil of political corruption helped Democrat Edward F. Dunne beat Deneen in 1913.

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

400969
Harold R. Heaton Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

44 x 38 cm

Citation

Heaton, Harold R., “Shot from the Rear!,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 16, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/25170.