The great rival advertising shows to "boom up" stocks / Gillam.
Print shows three "advertising" sideshows, on the left, the "Great Northern Pacific R.R. Show Patronized by the European Aristocracy" with Henry Villard as the barker and Carl Schurz playing a drum; includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Famous German Painter engaged at a cost of $15,000!!!", a "Celebrated German Author, A Live German Baron!!, British Interests Member of Parliament, A Genuine English Lord, the real article, Bavarian General, [and] English Aristocrat". On the right is the "Great Yellowstone Park Show" with "Uncle Rufus Hatch" as barker and Charles A. Dana playing the trombone; includes portraits hanging on the side of the tent showing a "Scout, Arthur's Cabinet [Robert Todd Lincoln], Little "Phil" Sheridan, Great American General, [and] President Arthur" fishing. At center, in the background, is the "Western Union Show" with Jay Gould sitting in front of a tent labeled "Happy Family Inside". Between the sideshows are several well-dressed, serious-minded men, one labeled "Investor", considering the merits of each show before investing.
Gillam, Bernhard, 1856-1896, artist
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