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Title

  • Bottom's dream

Summary

  • Illustration shows Puck's stereotypical Irishman labeled "Democracy" in the role of "Bottom" from Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream", with Puck holding the head of an ass above him. He is holding a paper that states "Free Protection for Revenue Only. Free Revenue Reform for Protection Only. To the Civil Service Reformers belong the Spoils!!!" A host of fairies, insects, and minions of the night are gathered around him, including Theodore Roosevelt as a fairy standing on a snail labeled "N.Y. City Reform", John Logan as a mushroom, John Kelly as a spider on a web labeled "N.Y.", William Evarts as a bird with a long beak, unidentified man as a frog, James Blaine and George Robeson as owls, David Davis, Samuel J. Tilden as a grasshopper, Roscoe Conkling as a bird, Whitelaw Reid labeled "3 cts" and another man labeled "2 cts" as moths, and a diminutive Chester A. Arthur peering from behind Bottom's feet. Jay Gould appears as a snake in the bushes. Among the fairies are "Randall, Carlisle, Dana, Cleveland, Cox", and Henry Watterson. Uncle Sam and Columbia observe from behind a tree. Includes Bottom's lines "I have had a dream - past the wit of men to say what dream it was. ... But man is but a patched fool if he will offer to say what methought I had" from the play.

Names

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.

Created / Published

  • N.Y. : Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1884 February 20.

Headings

  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919
  • -  Logan, John Alexander,--1826-1886
  • -  Evarts, William Maxwell,--1818-1901
  • -  Kelly, John,--1821-1886
  • -  Blaine, James Gillespie,--1830-1893
  • -  Arthur, Chester Alan,--1829-1886
  • -  Davis, David,--1815-1886
  • -  Tilden, Samuel J.--(Samuel Jones),--1814-1886
  • -  Reid, Whitelaw,--1837-1912
  • -  Conkling, Roscoe,--1829-1888
  • -  Gould, Jay,--1836-1892
  • -  Robeson, George M.--(George Maxwell),--1829-1897
  • -  Randall, Samuel J.--(Samuel Jackson),--1828-1890
  • -  Carlisle, John Griffin,--1835-1910
  • -  Dana, Charles A.--(Charles Anderson),--1819-1897
  • -  Cleveland, Grover,--1837-1908
  • -  Watterson, Henry,--1840-1921
  • -  Cox, Samuel Sullivan,--1824-1889
  • -  Uncle Sam (Symbolic character)--1880-1890
  • -  Columbia (Symbolic character)--1880-1890
  • -  Tariffs--1880-1890
  • -  Free trade & protection--1880-1890
  • -  Civil service reform--1880-1890
  • -  Fairies--1880-1890
  • -  Dreaming--1880-1890

Headings

  • Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890.
  • Chromolithographs--Color--1880-1890.
  • Periodical illustrations--1880-1890.

Genre

  • Periodical illustrations--1880-1890
  • Cartoons (Commentary)--1880-1890
  • Chromolithographs--Color--1880-1890

Notes

  • -  Title from item.
  • -  Illus. from Puck, v. 14, no. 363, (1884 February 20), centerfold.
  • -  Copyright 1884 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.

Medium

  • 1 print : chromolithograph.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Illus. in AP101.P7 1884 (Case X) [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 28295 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.28295

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2012645176

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-28295 (digital file from original print)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

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  • image

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  • Call Number: Illus. in AP101.P7 1884 (Case X) [P&P]
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Shakespeare, William, . Midsummer Night'S Dream. Bottom's Dream. , 1884. N.Y.: Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012645176/.

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Shakespeare, W. (1884) Bottom's Dream. , 1884. N.Y.: Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012645176/.

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Shakespeare, William, . Midsummer Night'S Dream. Bottom's Dream. N.Y.: Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012645176/>.