Now let the show go on! / Library of Congress

Frederick Burr Opper1884-09-17

National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum
Alexandria, VA, United States

Title: Now let the show go on! / F. Opper.
Published: N.Y. : Published by Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1884 September 17.

Summary: Illustration shows a woman labeled "Mrs. Lockwood", holding papers that state "Nomination for Pres. Womens' Rights Party", bursting through an opening in the floor of a stage to appear next to a clown labeled "B.B." who is holding a paddle labeled "Demagogism" and a string of sausages labeled "His Own Nomination, Womens' Suffrage Nomination, Tewksbury Pauper Nomination, Convict Party Nomination, Greenback Nomination, [and] Last Nomination".

Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Caption: Arrival of the political columbine to join the political clown.
Illustration from Puck, v. 16, no. 393, (1884 September 17), cover.
Copyright 1884 by Keppler & Schwarzmann.


  • Title: Now let the show go on! / Library of Congress
  • Creator: Frederick Burr Opper, 1857-1937, artist
  • Date Created: 1884-09-17
  • Subject Keywords: Belva Ann Lockwood, Benjamin F. Butler, Women's History, Presidential Campaigns, Political Cartoons, Greenback Party, National Equal-Rights Party
  • Publisher: Keppler & Schwarzmann
  • External Link: Library of Congress
  • Medium: 1 print : chromolithograph

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