"A Harmless Explosion"

This cartoon from "Puck," May 25, 1881, illustrates the end of Roscoe Conkling's struggle to prevent the confirmation of W. H. Robertson as collector of customs of the port of New York. On the left Vice President Chester Arthur, holding resignations from Senators Conkling and Platt, looks on. On the floor, senators are dancing with joy.

Date:
May 25, 1881
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
21.034
Height:
2707px
Width:
1724px
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