• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1928-01-09
  • Publisher
  • Washington Evening Star
  • Description
  • William Gibbs McAdoo had lost his bid for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination in 1924 after an epic convention struggle, and he still retained strong backing from rural areas in 1928. His decision whether or not to run in 1928 could have sparked another party split. In this cartoon, Miss Democracy peers nervously from behind the door at the seated McAdoo who is preparing remarks for the up-coming Jackson Day Dinner. With his trademark... more
    William Gibbs McAdoo had lost his bid for the Democratic Party Presidential nomination in 1924 after an epic convention struggle, and he still retained strong backing from rural areas in 1928. His decision whether or not to run in 1928 could have sparked another party split. In this cartoon, Miss Democracy peers nervously from behind the door at the seated McAdoo who is preparing remarks for the up-coming Jackson Day Dinner. With his trademark ten gallon hat on the desk, McAdoo dips his quill pen in a 1920-24 mixture of Democratic Party politics to prepare his remarks. A "History of Democratic Conventions" is open for further reference. McAdoo's later decision not to be a candidate opened the door for a first round victory for his rival, Governor Al Smith of New York. less
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted