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  Political Cartoons of Thomas Nast

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 IS THERE TO BE A POWER BEHIND THE THRONE?
(05-14-1881) by Unidentified
 
 Is There to Be a Power behind the Throne? 


Nast opened this series of cartoons by showing Senator Roscoe Conkling (at left) struggling with Secretary of the Treasury James G. Blaine for influence over President James Garfield. Conkling hoped that his friends would be appointed to political positions by the president

 
  

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