Torpedoes in His Path
CHORUS (In Background), "Can he, with that load, get through without exploding
Puck Magazine Centerfold; Vol. 1 No. 1, March 14, 1877; 18"w x 12 1/2"h
President Rutherford Hayes carefully crosses a room littered with
"torpedoes" labelled Office Seekers, Carpet Baggers, Radicalism, South
Carolina, Louisiana, Democratic Press, Civil Service Reform and Specie
Tied to his back is his cabinet with Vice-President William Wheeler,
Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman and Secretary
of the Interior Carl Schurz.
In the background James G. Blaine, John Logan,
Abram Hewitt and
others warily watch his progress.