Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Day, 1885

A periodical illustration from 1885:

Library of Congress notes:
Illustration shows President Cleveland standing at the head of a table with his cabinet officers around the table at placemats labeled "Bayard, Manning, Garland, Whitney, Lamar, Endicott, [and] Vilas" as Puck delivers a large turkey on a platter labeled "With Compliments of all Good Citizens"; a notice on the wall in the background states "Public Office is a Public Trust". The centerpiece on the table is labeled "Prosperity".
Maybe some of the prosperity would return in our present day nation if those holding public office also aspired to being worthy of the public's trust.

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