Eine überraschende Production auf dem Gebiete der Civildienst=Reform
Approximate Translation: A Surprising Production in the
Arena of Civil Service Reform. The English edition of Puck published this
print with the title The Great American Bare-Back Rider.
Puck Magazine (German Edition) Centerfold; Vol. 1
No. 29, September 26, 1877; 18"w x 12 1/2"h
Rutherford Hayes, dressed as an acrobat and holding
a U.S. flag with the words Civil Service Reform, rides backwards
on a lobster or crayfish. On the left, Secretary of the Treasury John Sherman
holds a paper hoop labeled Clerks
May Go to Ohio to Vote. Ohio was the state where Hayes served as Governor
before becoming President.
On the right, Secretary of the Interior Carl
Schurz holds a whip and scratches his head. He's surrounded by paper hoops
Board Anderson's Appointment, Cornell's Defiance (Hayes removed Alonzo
B. Cornell from the New York Custom House, an institution with a long
history of political patronage) and Removal
of Officials without Cause.