House Of Representatives - Harrisburg

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House Of Representatives - Harrisburg

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Item No: PIXC00014
Title: House Of Representatives - Harrisburg
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

This cartoon depicts a number of Republican members of Pennsylvania's 1905-1906 House of Representatives. They stand around a woman labeled 'Ehrhardt' who sits on the Speaker's chair with a crown on her head. The House members are toasting the woman, though the bottles and glasses in the cartoon have been painted over and removed from the illustration. This cartoon may be referencing the fact that in 1906 a new Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg was dedicated and subsequently became the focus of a political graft scandal.  

The House of Representatives members represented:

  • Josiah M. Landis (Montgomery County)
  • David P. Reese (Luzerne County)
  • Charles G. Palmer (Schuylkill County) or Walter S. Palmer (Mercer County)
  • William DeHaven (Montgomery County)
  • William Wayne (Chester County)
  • William H. Brosius (Lancaster County)
  • James B. Gabriel (Berks County)
  • Frank B. McClain (Lancaster County)
  • Henry F. Walton (Philadelphia County)
  • J. Lee Plummer (Blair County)
  • James E. Watkins (Lackawana)

Source: Wilkes University. "Pennsylvania House of Representatives -1905-1906." Retrieved from: [PDF] < >

Country: Country:United States

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1905
Creator Name: McDougall, Walt (1858-1938) - Artist