A great past and a pitiful present

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A great past and a pitiful present. Illustration shows Whitelaw Reid, John Sherman, George F Hoar, and John Logan lifting Uncle Sam above a swamp filled with several faces of corruption labeled "Blainism, Robesonism, Mahone Repudiation, Land Grab, Whiskey Ring, Rotten Ships, Pension Swindle, Fraud 1876, Star Routers, Salary Grab, Army Ring, and Sectional Issue" with Reid gesturing toward a statue in the upper left that shows General Robert E Lee surrendering to General Ulysses S Grant and Admiral David G Farragut at the base of a statue showing Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and a slave freed from bondage. Date 1885 October 28.

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