Her True Knight
by Joseph Keppler (1887)
Lazy Curator™ sez: Click through and enlarge all that damn text your own damn self!
Here we see Democratic Party Elsa being romanced by “Lohengrin” Cleveland, facing off against rival “Telramund” Hill and his advisor “Ortrud” Pulitzer. Behind them is a “Mugwump” swan and banners reading “Jacksonian Bourbons,” “Heelers and Spoilsmen” and “Reform Is a Humbug and a Fraud.”
I hate to keep obsessing on this single issue, but I had to post this to prove I wasn’t going nuts in my old age and that the elder Keppler had, in fact, depicted David Bennett Hill. He has. Here’s proof. Moving on...
Now that I’ve posted this, I can’t help but marvel at how much Elsa resembles Kate Bush.