New York: Puck Magazine, 1881. Bold chromolithograph caricature portrait of President Garfield, titled "From the Tow Path to the White House", depicting the bearded president wearing a dress jacket, hands thrust into pockets. Puck Magazine portrait, Supplement to No. 201. Signed in the print, J. Keppler. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2".
Accompanied by a cabinet card albumen photographic portrait of the future president made by W. J. Baker in Buffalo, New York in 1880; "Gen'l J. A. Garfield" is printed on the mount, with the photographer's imprint below. 1/4 x 5 3/4".
Three ephemeral items pertaining to the death of President Garfield include:
"Apples of Gold", children's publication with wood block portrait of Garfield within a wreath, and text describing the president's illness. Pages 61 - 64. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2".
A Binghamton NY program of observances, "In Memoriam, Commemorative Services, Binghamton, NY. Monday, September 16th, 1881". 13 x 7 3/4".
Messages of condolence from Australia, including from Governor Normanby of Victoria, from Downing Street, from the Foreign Office and from the Legation of the United States.
Australian Blue Paper, Victoria 1881. 8 1/2 x 13 1/2" Very good overall. Item #24946