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President Harrison and His Cabinet

by Joseph Keppler (1889)

president harrison and his cabinet (1889)

NOTE.—We are requested by an intimate friend of Mr. Harrison to announce that there will be no “Premier” in his cabinet, except for Mr. Harrison himself.

Lazy Curator™ sez: A scale over the Capitol Building displays an enormous James Blaine on one side (casting a shadow over the U.S. Treasury) and Benjamin Harrison sharing the other side with the rest of his cabinet (casting a shadow over the White House). Thanks to this image from the LOC (and name tags helpfully provided by Mr. Keppler), LC™ can positively identify these gentlemen as:

  • W. H. H. Miller (Attorney General)

  • John Wanamaker (Postmaster General)

  • J. W. Noble (Secretary of the Interior)

  • B. F. Tracey (Secretary of the Navy)

  • Renfield Proctor (Secretary of War)

  • William Windom (Secretary of the Treasury*)

  • Jeremiah Rusk (Secretary of Agriculture)

  • This might be a new low for Wonky Scan. I don’t know whether to place the blame on Google™ Books or the librarian who originally scanned this. EDIT: Fixed it with a spiffy new scan!

    *yes, he is the great-grandfather of William Windom the 20th Century character actor. You can actually see the family resemblance

    Date: 2015-08-09 05:57 pm (UTC)
    From: [identity profile]
    *wishes he was being sat on by President Harrison*

    *did I say that out loud?*

    Interestingly I was reading about Disraeli last night, and of course that's the precursor to Lord Salisbury, who is very much WOOF in my book, even as a Tory.

    Date: 2015-08-13 12:49 am (UTC)
    From: [identity profile]
    Considering he was something like 5'2", you’d think that would be easy. But he weighed about 260 lb., which is a lot for a little guy.

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