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– “…Baron, an extremely wealthy young man, lives in Castle Trump and sets off on an adventure to Russia to track down an alternate dimension, as a “master of all masters” named Don guides him along the way…”The Last President,” another piece of Lockwood literature, draws obvious parallels to the 2016 election, as it takes place in a panicked New York City in early November as an unpopular candidate wins the presidency”
The Prophetic Works of Ingersoll Lockwood: Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey & 1900; Or, The Last President
Ingersoll Lockwood’s two books, Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey & 1900; Or, The Last President, have seen a resurgence in interest since Donald Trump’s election to President of the United States in 2016. Both books were written before the turn of the 20th Century, but both contain eerie similarities with modern day political events. For the first time, both works are presented in a single volume so readers can decipher for themselves whether Lockwood’s words were a telling of things to come, or just a curious coincidence of American literature.
Lockwood’s Baron Trump character shares a similar name to President Donald Trump’s youngest son Barron Trump. Baron, in the novels written by Lockwood, is a wealthy young prince living in “Castle Trump.” He takes on magical adventures in a series of stories after Don, the “master of masters,” shows him a secret portal in Russia which leads to various enchanted worlds Baron goes on to explore. In 1900; Or, The Last President, Ingersoll Lockwood paints the picture of a politically charged New York City, where a political outsider has overcome stiff opposition to be elected President of the United States. Mob rule threatens, and marching protests rove up and down Fifth Avenue. The scene is an uncanny reflection of what happened as Donald Trump spent his days as President Elect holed up in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue as he awaited his inauguration.
Internet uncovers 19th-century book featuring a Baron Trump, a Don and a trip to Russia –
A series of books from the late 19th-century with eerie resemblances to the Trump administration has sent the internet into a tizzy.
The two books — 1893s “Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey” and 1896s “1900: or, The Last President — were written by Ingersoll Lockwood, an American political writer, lawyer and novelist long before the Trump we know today was busy making America great again.
But the connections between the books — one an illustrated children’s book and one a novel — and the current Trump administration are uncanny.
For starters, the main character in the first book shares a name with Trump’s 11-year-old son Barron, despite the differences in spelling.
Baron, an extremely wealthy young man, lives in Castle Trump and sets off on an adventure to Russia to track down an alternate dimension, as a “master of all masters” named Don guides him along the way.
Throughout the book, Baron is depicted wearing lavish clothing. The character received a sequel called “The Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulgar.”
Meanwhile, “The Last President,” another piece of Lockwood literature, draws obvious parallels to the 2016 election, as it takes place in a panicked New York City in early November as an unpopular candidate wins the presidency.
The book’s opening scene recalls the night Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the presidential election almost to a T, as it reads, “The people were gathered, light-hearted and confident, at the evening meal, when the news burst upon them. It was like a thunder bolt out of an azure sky: ‘Altgeld holds Illinois hard and fast in the Democratic line. This elects Bryan President of the United States!… They sat as if paralyzed with a nameless dread, and when they conversed it was with bated breath and throbbing hearts.”
“The Last President” also references a hotel on Fifth Avenue being the center of a furious mob — the same location as Trump Tower, which has been the site of multiple protests since Trump was elected president.
Of course, the comparisons must be taken with a grain of salt. As far as the characters Baron and Don go, their names are simply titles. Baron’s real name in the books is Wilhelm Heinrich von Troomp, though he’s called “Little Baron Trump” because of his title.
Don, meanwhile, is a Spanish honorific that means “Mr.” — the character’s real name is Constantino Bartolomeo Strepholofidgeguaneriusfum.
The books first made the rounds on the internet on Reddit and 4chan, where users discussed conspiracy theories regarding Trump’s potential time travel abilities.