Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    An available candidate--the one qualification for a Whig president 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 41 x 29 cm. | Political cartoon showing man in military uniform, with epaulets and plumed hat, holding sword and seated on pile of skulls. A scathing attack on Whig principles, as embodied in their selection of a presidential candidate for 1848. Here the "available candidate" is either Gen. Zachary Taylor or Winfield Scott, both...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A bad egg. Fuss and feathers 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 42 x 28 cm. | Whig presidential candidate Winfield Scott is pictured as a fighting cock with human attributes. The cock wears fringed military epaulets, a sword, spurs, and a plumed hat. He is just emerged from an egg marked, "Free Soil Egg hatched at Baltimore June 21st. 1852" (the date of Scott's nomination), which...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The balls are rolling - clear the track 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 29 x 40 cm. | A Republican boast, showing Fillmore (left) and Buchanan crushed by an electoral flood of giant balls inscribed with the names of northern and western states. Strewn on the ground around Fillmore and Buchanan are papers, "Border Ruffianism," "Kansas Bogus Laws," "Polygamy & Slavery," etc.--charges associated with the previous Democratic administration's...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Baltimore bakery. Thomas Ritchie & Co. from Richmond--Bakers and confectioners to his democratic 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 29 x 44.2 cm. | Influential Richmond publisher Thomas Ritchie is attacked for his support of Lewis Cass's nomination at the Democratic national convention in Baltimore. The convention, held in late May 1848, selected Cass, an advocate of popular sovereignty on the key issue of the extension of slavery into territories acquired by the United...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Col. Fremont's last grand exploring expedition in 1856 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 27 x 39 cm. | Fremont and his abolitionist supporters are ridiculed. In particular, the artist condemns the Republican candidate's alliance with New York "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley and Henry Ward Beecher and Beecher's role in the Kansas-Nebraska conflict. Fremont (center) rides a scrawny "Abolition nag" with the head of Greeley. The horse is led...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Congressional scales. A true balance 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 41.9 x 30.4 cm. | A satire on President Zachary Taylor's attempts to balance Southern and Northern interests on the question of slavery in 1850. Taylor stands atop a pair of scales, with a weight in each hand; the weight on the left reads "Wilmot Proviso" and the one on the right "Southern Rights." Below,...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A contested seat 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 27.8 x 38.2 cm. | The artist anticipates a Whig victory in the 1852 presidential contest. The scene takes place in an interior, carpeted or tiled with a grid-and-star pattern. At left, Whig candidate Winfield Scott, in military uniform, pulls the "Presidential Chair" out from under Democratic nominee Franklin Pierce (also in military dress). Pierce,...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Democratic platform 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 27 x 42 cm, on mount 40.9 x 52 cm. | Again the 1856 Democrats are characterized as friendly to proslavery interests. Old guard Democrats Martin Van Buren and Thomas Hart Benton are also resurrected for abuse here. Van Buren appears as a fox, lurking in a cave at right. His son John is one...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Maurer, Louis
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Can you rest one hand on the sacred altar of Liberty, and with the other extend the domain of the darkest curse ...
    Federal pap! Cass - Taylor - Cresswell - Propaganda: Corning - Dickenson - Foster - John Van Buren - Martin Van Buren - Goddess of Liberty
    1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 29.8 x 42.9 cm. | A strongly pro-Van Buren cartoon, espousing the antislavery platform of the Free Soil party and condemning Whigs and conservative Democrats alike. The artist also reflects the lingering bitterness among many Democrats over the death in 1848 of former Democratic governor of New York Silas Wright. Wright's death was widely considered...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand National Democratic banner. Press onward 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 32.1 x 21.4 cm. | One of several campaign banners Nathaniel Currier is known to have produced for the Democrats in 1844. It features two laurel-wreathed, oval portraits of Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates James K. Polk (left) and George M. Dallas (right). The print imitates the hanging drapes and tassels of cloth...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand democratic free soil banner 1 print : lithograph with watercolor ; image 33.2 x 23.1. | Print shows a campaign banner for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams in the presidential race of 1848. The two candidates, nominated at the third party's convention on August 10, appear in roundel bust portraits framed with laurel. Below the portraits is an oval vignette, between two...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Rordorf, Conrad Caspar - Adelsverein
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand national Whig banner: press onward 1 print : lithograph with watercolor ; image 31.2 x 23 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for Whig Party candidates in the national election of 1848. The banner, promoting Zachary Taylor and his vice presidential running mate Millard Fillmore, is almost identical to Currier's "Grand, National, Democratic Banner" (no. 1848-6) differing only in the candidate portraits, campaign mottos, the lettering on the...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand National Whig banner. "Onward" 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 32.3 x 24.4 cm. | A Whig election banner almost identical to Currier's "Grand, National, Democratic Banner" (no. 1844-13). Currier is known to have produced at least three Whig banners for the 1844 election. This example features oval portraits, framed in laurel, of Whig presidential and vice-presidential candidates Henry Clay (left) and Theodore...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand, national, democratic banner. Press onward 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; 31.9 x 23.9 cm (image), 43.9 x 32 cm (sheet) | Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic candidates in the presidential election of 1848, Lewis Cass and running mate vice presidential nominee William O. Butler. The banner is very similar to Currier's 1844 Democratic banner (see no. 1844-13) employing the same general arrangement...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The great American buck hunt of 1856 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 24 x 39 cm. | Another Currier satire favoring American party candidate Millard Fillmore. A "buck" (James Buchanan) runs toward the White House, visible in the distance, as the two rival candidates take aim at him with their shotguns. Republican John C. Fremont's gun explodes (left), as he struggles to free himself from a pool...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The great footrace for the presidential purse (100,000 and picking) over the Union Course 1852 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 27.7 x 39.9 cm. | Satire on the presidential election of 1852, showing Winfield Scott, Daniel Webster, and Franklin Pierce competing in a footrace before a crowd of onlookers for a $100,000 prize (the four-year salary for a president) and "pickings." In the lead is Webster, who exclaims, "I can beat you both, and "walk...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The great Presidential sweepstakes of 1856. Free for all ages, "go as they please" 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 24 x 41 cm. | A nativist perspective on the campaign of 1856. In a race scene, American party candidate Millard Fillmore leads in the bid for the White House. Fillmore rides in a carriage "American Express" at left, driven by the youthful "Young America" figure. (See "Uncle Sam's Youngest Son," no. 1854-4.) A trim,...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Maurer, Louis
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The great Republican Reform Party, calling on their candidate 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 30 x 39 cm. | Fremont is portrayed as the champion of a motley array of radicals and reformers. As he stands patiently at far right he is "called upon" by (left to right): a temperance advocate, a cigar-smoking, trousered suffragette, a ragged socialist holding a liquor bottle, a spinsterish libertarian, a Catholic priest holding...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Maurer, Louis
    • Date: 1856
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lewis Cass, Democratic candidate for president 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 24.8 x 31.7 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic candidates Lewis Cass and William O. Butler produced for the 1848 presidential election. The banner is designed in a horizontal format, similar to Currier's "Zachary Taylor" banner (no. 1848-10). Bust portraits of the two candidates, silhouetted against the sky, are framed...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Managing a candidate 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 32.7 x 48.8 cm. | A caustic portrayal of the abolitionist Whigs' manipulation of Winfield Scott during the 1852 campaign. Influential Whigs (left to right) New York "Times" editor Henry J. Raymond, "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley, and New York senator William Seward escort Scott across "Salt River" via the "Baltimore Bridge." The bridge is composed...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Marriage of the Free Soil and Liberty parties 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 35.5 x 53.2 cm. | A comic portrayal of the alliance between Free Soil Democrats and Whigs and the more extremist abolitionist Liberty Party interests during the election campaign of 1848. The factions joined to form the Free Soil party and nominated a presidential candidate in a convention at Buffalo in August. That union is...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The modern Colossus. Eighth wonder of the world 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 29.7 x 42.5 cm. | Martin Van Buren's inability to bridge the distance between the "Conscience," or abolitionist, Whigs and conservative Democrats is portrayed as his downfall in the 1848 presidential race. Van Buren led the Free Soil party coalition of antislavery Whigs, Liberty party abolitionists, and "Barnburner" Democrats as a presidential candidate in that...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Ostend doctrine. Practical Democrats carrying out the principle 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 28 x 34 cm. | The Ostend Manifesto, advocated by American minister to England James Buchanan, minister to Spain Pierre Soule, and John Y. Mason, minister to France, urged the purchase or (if necessary) seizure of Cuba from Spain. The manifesto was issued in October 1854. Here Buchanan is singled out for attack for his...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Maurer, Louis
    • Date: 1854
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Presidential fishing party of 1848 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 35.5 x 55.1 cm, on mount 36.2 x 55.8 cm. | The cartoonist takes a dim view of all but Zachary Taylor's chances for the presidency in his commentary on the election campaign of 1848. The candidates fish from opposing banks of a river filled with fish bearing the names of the states. On the...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Presidents of the United States Lewis Cass, Democratic candidate for 12th president.
    Lewis Cass, Democratic candidate for 12th president
    1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 34 x 22.6 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic presidential candidate Lewis Cass. It is almost identical in design to a banner Currier produced the same year for Zachary Taylor (no. 1848-5), except that here, above the portrait of the candidate, appears a bald eagle on a globe in an...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848