Hope Springs Eternal

Item Info

Item No: pixc00622
Title: Hope Springs Eternal
Additional Title: Hope Springs Eternal
Publication Date: 1/28/1924
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

The Democratic party tries to warm up their issues and campaign, using the corruption of the Republican party in the Teapot Dome Scandal.

"In the 1920s, Teapot Dome became synonymous with government corruption and the scandals arising out of the administration of President Warren G. Harding.

"As the Teapot Dome scandal unfolded, Democrats gleefully planned a 1924 presidential campaign against Republican corruption. Teapot Dome was only the most dramatic example of corruption by Harding’s appointees. Other scandals had emerged in the Veterans Bureau and in the office of the Alien Property Custodian (responsible for the property of Germans and other enemy aliens during World War I)."

  • Cherny, Robert W. "Graft and Oil: How Teapot Dome Became the Greatest Political Scandal of Its Time." Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.


Sykes, Charles Henry. "Hope Springs Eternal." Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA). 1924, January 28.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist