Next week, our Cartoons Magazine Centennial Year coverage will be dominated by the Republican’s disastrous 1912 Convention — in what still ranks as the largest convention fight in American History. So, in preparation for that, today we feature the final bits of satirized pre-Party Split acrimony between William Howard Taft and Teddy Roosevelt, in Cartoons Magazine‘s June 1912 issue.
Above, cartoonist Billy Ireland pictures the G.O.P. about to have its head lopped off by candidates T.R. & Taft, while beneath that, Fontaine Fox and Ralph Everett Wilder depict the possibility of a third candidate being brought in, should the convention deadlock.
Click on the above & below pictures, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their captions.
Above, more cartoons on the possibility of a “dark horse” candidate (a candidate brought in at the last minute) being required to settle the G.O.P Presidential nomination, by cartoonists J.E. Murphy and Vie Lambdin.
Below, Lee Stanley and fellow cartoonists, on Teddy and Taft attending the Ananias Club — which translates into them labeling both candidates as “liars”.
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