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His Little Hawaiian Game Checkmated


Image from Bishop Museum Archives, Honolulu, Hawaii. Images are not to be re-used without permission.

“His Little Hawaiian Game Checkmated,” referring to President Cleveland’s desire to restore Queen Lili`uokalani (to the throne after the overthrow), being prevented by a congressional resolution not to intervene in Hawai`i politics in May 1894 and/or the declaration of the Republic of Hawai`i on July 4, 1894. From left: Uncle Sam, Secretary of State Walter Gresham (standing), President Grover Cleveland (seated). Chess pieces on chessboard: Senator David B. Hill, Representative Charles A. Boutelle, generic “Senator”, Queen Lili`uokalani, James H. Blount (Minister to Hawai`i opposed to the overthrow), Albert S. Willis (Minister to Hawai`i after Blount). Chess pieces on table: Senator Daniel W. Voorhees (lying down), Senator John T. Morgan, Senator John Sherman.

Call Number: Art. G.&P. Political Cartoons.