Garland Portrayed as a Clown

A. H. Garland, portrayed as a clown, marches in the foreground of the Cleveland administration circus parade. His waistband reads “Public Office is a Public Trust.” While the page bears no date, it presumably appeared in the early days of Cleveland’s first term, and other characters are lettered to suggest issues of the day. The cartoon’s largest element is an elephant, whose facial features resemble those of Stephen Grover Cleveland. Estimates of the president’s weight ranged from 250 to 350 pounds, and his nephews had nicknamed him Uncle Jumbo. Others recognized Cleveland’s bulk with the name Big Steve.