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Crazy Charlie

Charles Guiteau, the man who assassinated President James Garfield.

Iron Man of the Steel Industry

Henry Frick, plant manager of the Homestead Steel Plant

Pullman Strike

Pullman workers walk off the job in protest to company policies in 1894

Paradise or Prison?

George Pullman's company town, designed to be an idyllic answer to labor discontent, left many Pullman employees resentful of...

"Ma, ma where's my Pa? Gone to the White House, ha, ha, ha."

Political carton lampooning Grover Cleveland sexual indiscretions, 1884

Prairie Grass Roots Politics

Farmers gather for a Populist Party Convention in Nebraska, 1890

The "Strenuous Life"

Theodore Roosevelt, living in the Dakota Territory in 1885, the year after his wife died

The Father of American Football

Walter camp, Yale's innovative coach, during his playing days

Oil Czar

John Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, in 1885

The New American Statesman

George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall

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