A Momentary Diversion at the National Circus
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)
Primaries--Law and legislation
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Voting--Law and legislation
Democratic National Convention
Conventions and congresses
The crowd at the 1908 Democratic Convention gathers at the top of the viewing stands to watch the 300th anniversary celebrations in Quebec City taking place outside and ignoring the convention activities. Uncle Sam serves as ring leader of the five-ring "circus" on the floor of the convention where William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft sit at desks in the center of the ring writing acceptance speeches, Theodore Roosevelt stands over two men in uniform fighting next to a sign reading "Naval Row," a baseball batter prepares to swing, and a man sits on a bench trying to understand new election legislation.
McCutcheon, John T.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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John T. McCutcheon Collection
52 x 36 cm
McCutcheon, John T., “A Momentary Diversion at the National Circus,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/24853.