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President Harrison and His Cabinet



by Joseph Keppler (1889)

 photo president harrison and his cabinet 1889_zpskkcruvm0.jpg


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)

  • Redfield 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] fingertrouble.livejournal.com
    *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] progbear.livejournal.com
    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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