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"An Unexpected Blow," by Joseph Keppler, Puck Magazine, 1876.
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Here, the lightning bolt of the Independent Press strikes at the kite of Grant's candidacy, as the winds of Public Opinion knock down Conklin and Cameron's control of the national Republican party, depicted as a toppling chimney.

Credit: Puck Magazine, Library of Congress

In this 1876 political cartoon, artist Joseph Keppler satirized the attempt of Republican senators Roscoe Conkling of New York and J. Donald Cameron of Pennsylvania to run Ulysses S. Grant for a third term as president. Here, the lightning bolt of the "Independent Press" strikes at the kite of Grant's candidacy, as the winds of "Public Opinion" knock down Conklin and Cameron's control of the national Republican party, depicted as a toppling chimney.

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