Senator Hopkins - "I Wonder if My Seat is Safe?"

Title

Senator Hopkins - "I Wonder if My Seat is Safe?"

Subject

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Political cartoons
Political corruption
Illinois. General Assembly
Deneen, Charles Samuel, 1863-1940
Primaries
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Hopkins, Albert J., 1849-1922
Political candidates
Political campaigns
Elections
Illinois State Capitol (Springfield, Ill.)
Illinois. General Assembly
Republican elephant (Symbolic character)

Description

Senator Albert J. Hopkins sits on a chair in the middle of a fenced in area labeled "Direct primary vote." Men representing the Republican and Democratic minorities ride the Illinois G. O. P. elephant as it breaks through the Deneen fence and runs over a man representing the Republican majority. Clouds representing arguments surround the Illinois capitol building as men sit on top of and next to the building.

Political cartoonist John T. McCutcheon satirizes Senator Albert Hopkins's defeat for a second term in the U. S. Senate. His defeat led to a prolonged deadlock in the Illinois House of Representatives over the 1909 Senate election, which lasted from January 19, 1909 through May 26, 1909. The deadlock eventually led to the Lorimer Scandal in which Democrats in the Illinois General assembly accepted bribes in exchange for votes for Charles Lorimer.

Creator

McCutcheon, John T.

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

403020
John T. McCutcheon Collection
John T. McCutcheon Collection

Original Format

political cartoon
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

44 x 37 cm

Citation

McCutcheon, John T., “Senator Hopkins - "I Wonder if My Seat is Safe?",” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24845.