« Pour commencer, je peindrai toute la ville en rouge. » (À Théophile)
« To begin with, 'I'll paint the town red », by Grant E. Hamilton, The Judge vol. 7, 31 January 1885.
Cartoon showing "Democracy" portrayed as the devil holding a bucket labeled "Bourbon Principles" and a paintbrush (in which appears a profile caricature of Grover Cleveland), both dripping red paint with which he plans to "paint the town"; he is standing on a wall overlooking a view of Washington, D.C. showing mostly government buildings.