Title:The new Elaine: [a political cartoon relating to John Bidwell]
California gubernatorial candidate John Bidwell shown laid to rest in a funerary boat decorated with grapes. The body is supported
by a whiskey keg and a Chico Spring Water keg. Bidwell is accompanied by Gov. Newton Booth. Three men, including George C.
Gorham [and William B. Carr?] watch from the river bank.
Bidwell, John -- 1819-1900 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Gorham, George C. (George Congdon) -- 1832-1909 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Booth, Newton -- 1825-1892 -- Caricatures and cartoons
Temperance -- California -- Caricatures and cartoons
Political campaigns -- California -- Pictorial works
California -- Politics and government -- Caricatures and cartoons
Title from printed caption. Subtitle supplied by cataloger.
Title is presumably an allusion to Elaine of Arthurian legend.
John Bidwell was an unsuccesful candidate for Governor of California, running for the People's Reform Party in 1873. He declined
the nomination of the Temperance Reform Party.
1 print : b&w ; 48 x 69 cm.
BANC PIC 1948.010--D