Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jackson ticket. Honor and gratitude to the man who has filled the measure of his country's glory--Jefferson 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 4.6 x 3.7 cm. | Prints number 1828-5 through 1828-10 make up a series of election tickets for John Van Laer Mcm.ahon and George H. Steuart, Democratic candidates for Baltimore delegates to the Maryland General Assembly in 1828. Each ticket bears a woodcut emblem and a motto. 1828-5 has a bust portrait of Jackson...
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    For Assembly. Luke Tiernan, George R. Richardson. 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 4 x 3.6 cm. | An illustrated election ticket for Luke Tiernan and George R. Richardson, administration candidates for Baltimore delegates to the Maryland General Assembly in 1828. The ticket bears a woodcut emblem of a flexed arm holding a hammer, framed by a wreath of oak leaves.
    • Date: 1828
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    The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the West 1 print : engraving on silk ; 11.2 x 5.8 cm. (image) | Campaign badge produced for the Whig National Convention held at Baltimore in May 1844. A bust-length portrait of Whig candidate Henry Clay appears in an oval, against a backdrop of American flags. The oval is surmounted by arrows, an olive branch, and a shield held by an eagle. Above the eagle,...
    • Contributor: Bannerman, William W.
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Our country's hope. Harrison & reform 4th May 1840 1 print : etching printed on satin ; 22.7 x 7.8 cm. (fabric) | A Whig campaign ribbon, produced for the Young Men's National Convention held in Baltimore in May. At the top in a corona of stars is a fasces. Below it an eagle holds a streamer with the words "Union for the Sake of the Union" above a bust portrait of William...
    • Contributor: Horton, John S.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    For President: James K. Polk, of Tennessee. For Vice President: George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 14.5 x 5 cm. (sheet) | A Democratic election ticket for the 1844 presidential campaign, issued sometime between May 29, when Polk received the Democratic nomination, and the November canvass. The ticket names the party's eight electors for the state of Maryland and is illustrated with the device of an American flag on a...
    • Date: 1844
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    Our country's flag! A new national song 1 print : lithograph on yellow wove paper ; 33.3 x 25 cm. (image) | Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on a shore with a harbor and fort (possibly Baltimore's Fort McHenry) behind him....
    • Contributor: Penniman, John - John Cole & Son
    • Date: 1836
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    AntiMasonic Convention in Valdimor [on the] corner-stone march 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32 x 24 cm. (image) | An illustrated sheet music cover for a march dedicated to the Masons. According to the text the march was performed "at the Ceremony of laying the Corner Stone of the Masonic Temple, Boston." The illustration parodies the national convention of the Antimasonic party, held in September 1831 in Baltimore ("Valdimor")....
    • Contributor: Bradlee, Charles - Johnston, David Claypoole
    • Date: 1832
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Baltimore Convention, Old Tippecanoe, a patriotic song 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 35.3 x 27.2 cm. (image) | An illustrated sheet music cover for a "Patriotic Song. Written, to be sung at Baltimore during the Young Men's Whig Convention" of May 1840. The composer is identified as "a Pennsylvanian." The illustration, like the song itself, celebrates the distinguished military record of Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. A...
    • Contributor: Queen, James Fuller - Leopold Meignen & Co.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Baltimoreans going the whole ass tail and all 1 print : lithograph. | Caricature of Fanny Elssler, in carriage being drawn by men with ears of jackasses, going to Baltimore.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Fanny Elssler and the Baltimoreans 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 31.4 x 44.3 cm. (image) | A scornful look at the reception of German ballerina Fanny Elssler in Baltimore. The New York artist ridicules the adulation given the touring performer by the Baltimore public. During her July 1840 visit there, an enthusiastic group of young men removed the horses from Elssler's carriage and pulled it through...
    • Contributor: Childs, J. (John) - Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Present Presidential position 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.9 x 39.9 cm. (image) | Once again Polk's handling of the Oregon territorial dispute between the United States and Great Britain is criticized. (See "Polk's Dream" and "War! or No War!" nos. 1846-2 and 1846-4). Here the artist seems to suggest political motivation behind Polk's insistence on the 54.40 parallel as the northern boundary to...
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1846
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    White Mountains in labour 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.8 x 38.9 cm. (image) | The artist belittles the Democrats' relatively undistinguished choice for presidential nominee in 1852, Franklin Pierce. The cartoon is based on Aesop's fable about the mountain which, being in labor, groaned so dreadfully as to arouse the attention of multitudes of onlookers, only to send forth a small mouse. Aesop so...
    • Contributor: Childs, J. (John)
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Secession exploded 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.7 x 44.4 cm. | This strongly anti-Confederate satire is a fantastical vision of the Union defeat of the secessionist movement. A hideous monster representing secession emerges from the water at left. He is hit by a charge from a mammoth cannon "Death to Traitors!" operated by Uncle Sam (right). A two-faced figure representing Baltimore, whose...
    • Contributor: Wiswell, William
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The poor man's friend 1 print on silk : wood engraving and letterpress ; fabric 20 x 7.5 cm. | A Whig campaign ribbon, "Dedicated to the Young Men's National Convention," probably issued for the Baltimore ratifying convention of May 4, 1840. (Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison was actually nominated by the party in December 1839.) A roundel portrait of Harrison is framed by a wreath, with...
    • Contributor: Medairy, John
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    View of transparency in front of headquarters of Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments . . . 1 print : wood-engraving printed in four colors, with letterpress ; 31.5 x 21.6 cm. (image) | A representation of an enormous illuminated transparency displayed on thefacade of the federal recruiting office for Negro troops on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia on November 1, 1864. The display celebrated the emancipationof slaves in Maryland through the state's new constitution, adopted onOctober 13 of the same year....
    • Contributor: Ringwalt & Brown
    • Date: 1864