Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    City of New York. Mordecai M. Noah, of No. 57, Franklin-Street, being duly sworn . . . 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 53.6 x 44.5 cm. (sheet). | Parody of a public notice, dated June 20, 1828, reporting an assault on American Zionist, playwright, and editor Mordecai Manuel Noah by Elijah J. Roberts. In the text Noah petitions that Roberts "be bound by recognizance to be of good behavior and keep the peace, and to answer...
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Gov. Wright's grand march 1 print : lithograph printed in colors, on wove paper ; 35.6 x 22.7 cm. (sheet) | An illustrated sheet music cover, for a march celebrating the election of Silas Wright as governor of New York. Wright, a popular and influential Democrat and Van Buren ally, was elected in November 1844. The march is dedicated to the new governor by its composer Oliver J....
    • Contributor: Oakes, William H. - Wade, E. H. - W. Thayer & Co.
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Parody. 605,000 sour grapes 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 36.4 x 15.3 cm. (image) | An illustrated broadside pertaining to the controversy surrounding settlement of the State of New York's War of 1812 financial claims against former governor Daniel D. Tompkins. It was established that the ex-governor was indebted to the state to the sum of $120,000, but a disupte arose between Tompkins...
    • Date: 1820
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A caucus held at Albany on sunday evening April 11th. 1824 by the N.Y. city members 1 print : etching on wove paper. | A satire condemning the duplicity and conspiracy of the "Bucktail" faction of New York Democrats in their April 1824 ouster of New York's ex-governor DeWitt Clinton from his post as canal commissioner. The Library's impression of the print has the missing letters in the names of the figures filled in by hand. Twelve men stand in...
    • Date: 1824
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A gone case. A scene in Wall-Street 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.5 x 36.5 cm. (image) | A comic scene representing two New York city political factions, the Whigs and the radical Democrats (or "Loco Focos"), as scuffling newsboys. The scene takes place before the half-built Customs House, where several newsboys and a black chimney sweep are gathered watching a scrap involving a ragged youth selling "loco...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A Democratic voter 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 30 x 18.6 cm. (image) | The artist satirizes the split in party loyalties between the Locofoco and Tammany factions of New York City Democrats. In particular he belittles the Irish immigrants widely recruited by the party at the time. The print may have apeared during the elections of 1836. An Irishman stands on a platform...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R. - Sarony, Napoleon
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Triumphal procession of the eagle and other birds, at the April election 1837 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26 x 39 cm. (image) | A parade of jubilant New York City Whigs, led by successful mayoral candidate Aaron Clark (at right, with walking stick). Clark, who defeated Tammany candidate John J. Morgan in the Spring election, walks arm-in-arm with an unidentified man. He is followed by an Irishman carrying a sign which reads "Fortune's...
    • Date: 1837
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Capitol fashions for 1837 1 print : etching on wove paper ; 30.1 x 24.4 cm. (plate) | A caricature of President Martin Van Buren issued during the Panic of 1837, strongly critical of his continuation of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies. Particular reference is made to the Specie Circular, a highly unpopular order issued by the Jackson administration in December 1836, directing collectors of public revenues to...
    • Contributor: Winston, F. J.
    • Date: 1837
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The would-be mayor preparing to quell a riot 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.3 x 40.1 cm. (image) | A disparaging portrayal of New York Tammany Democrats and their candidate for mayor in the April 1837 municipal elections. Here the angular, aristocratic candidate John J. Morgan presents a striking contrast to the rioting Irishmen and Germans of the party's rank and file. Morgan approaches from the right, shaded by...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1837
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Going the whole hog 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25 x 41.8 cm. (image) | Martin Van Buren's New York political favorites are represented as piglets suckled by a giant sow "The Empire State." The artist's pointed reference is to the exploitation of New York State by the President and his supporters. The piglets nursed by the sow bear the names "The Regency" and "Tammany...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1837
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Loco Foco scramble for collectors licenses 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 25.5 x 45.5. cm. (image) | Democratic patronage in New York is parodied in a scene of Loco Foco drivers or carmen rushing for cab licenses distributed by recently appointed collector of the port, Democratic stalwart Jesse Hoyt. Hoyt replaced former collector Samuel Swartwout, who had been friendly to Whig and conservative interests. Hoyt...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the decency or respectable Webb "Whig" Party . . . 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 36.7 x 26.3 cm. (image) | Whig senator Henry Clay is attacked here on several fronts. The artist alludes to his reputation for gambling, his widely publicized outburst in the House of Representatives in February 1838, and his alleged unethical flirtation with banking interests. The title also refers to a Clay supporter, the influential Whig editor...
    • Contributor: Chambers, W.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Executive mercy/Marcy and the Bambers 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 24.4 x 42 cm. (image) | An attack on New York governor William L. Marcy's controversial decision to surrender Irish fugitives John Bamber, Sr., and his son James to the British consul after their detention in New York. The Bambers, wanted by the British government in connection with the killing of an Irish police...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    How to make the mare/Mayor go 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.4 x 43.8 cm. (image) | Another satire on the 1838 New York mayoral contest, this time suggesting collusion between Whig candidate and incumbent mayor Aaron Clark and conservative Democrat Richard Riker. Here Clark sits on his stalled mare (center) as his rival Isaac L. Varian's horse makes off at left. Just visible, it trails a...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Fitzsimmons, J.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Disturbing a martin's nest 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.6 x 37.1 cm. (image) | A satire on the Van Buren administration's involvement in New York State politics. Although the precise context of the cartoon is unclear, specific reference is made to Van Buren's alliance with postmaster general and political strategist Amos Kendall against Senator Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, leader of the conservative faction of New...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The rebound of the ball 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 25.4 x 43.6 cm. (image) | A satire on the Democrats' defeat in the fall New York state elections, here viewed as a referendum on Van Buren's independent treasury, or "Sub-treasury" system. A large ball labeled "Sub Treasury" is pushed down a hill by successful Whig gubernatorial candidate William H. Seward, who says, "A...
    • Contributor: Dacre, Henry, Approximately 1820 - Robinson, Henry R. - Dacre, Henry
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The three mares/mayors, New York course, spring races, 1838 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.1 x 39.5 cm. (image) | A satire on the 1838 New York mayoralty contest, here shown as a horse race between (left to right) Whig candidate Aaron Clark, Democrat Richard Riker, and Loco Foco Democrat Isaac L. Varian. Clark is clearly in the lead. He waves his hat, saying to Riker who is close behind...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Loco Foco persecution, or custom house, versus caricatures 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 26.2 x 43.5 cm. (image) | A satire on the publisher's own troubles with the Democratic establishment in New York. In his print shop Henry R. Robinson is confronted by an unidentified man (center, arms crossed) who says, "I am determined this d---d Whig concern shall be shut up till after the Election." The...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Dacre, Henry, Approximately 1820 - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Loco Foco expresses, arriving at Washington 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 26.7 x 39.2 cm.(image) | A satiric commentary on the effects of the landslide Whig victory in New York state elections in the autumn of 1838. President Van Buren (left) greets two of his defeated allies: incumbent governor William L. Marcy (center, in uniform) and Representative Churchill C. Cambreleng. Both men had the support...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Loco Foco expresses 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.7 x 48.6 cm. (image) | A commentary on the Whigs' disappointment of "Loco Foco" Democratic expectations in the New York municipal elections of spring 1838. Successful Whig mayoral candidate Aaron Clark holds two horses by their tails saying, "Stop my good fellows, you are going on a fools errand, you are counting your chickens before...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The meeting at Saratoga. "Like boxers thus before the fight, their hands in friendship they unite" 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.3 x 37.3 cm. (image) | The second of two prints by "HD" portraying scenes from President Van Buren's visit to the resort at Saratoga Springs, New York, during the summer of 1839. (See also "The Cut Direct," no. 1839-3.) The satire comments favorably on Whig presidential hopeful Senator Henry Clay's successful precampaign tour of New...
    • Contributor: Dacre, Henry, Approximately 1820 - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1839
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The cut direct. Or a scene in high life at Saratoga Springs 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.9 x 36.8 cm. (image) | One of two prints by "HD" (identified by Weitenkampf and others tentatively as Henry Dacre) based on incidents during President Van Buren's visit to the resort at Saratoga Springs, New York, during the summer of 1839. (See also "The Meeting at Saratoga" no. 1839-4.) Although Van Buren is known to...
    • Contributor: Dacre, Henry, Approximately 1820 - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1839
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The forty thieves or the common scoundrels of New-York 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.6 x 37.6 cm. (image) | The title continues: "Breaking up of a Grand Spree in the Tea Room & total abflustification of the common scoundrels." Weitenkampf calls the print a satirical look at members of the New York Common Council "after a spree of eating and drinking," and cites two others by Elton. The artist...
    • Contributor: Magee, John L.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced hands coming to her rescue 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32.7 x 45.7 cm. (image) | The artist forecasts a Whig electoral victory and dramatizes the politically ruinous effects of Van Buren's fiscal policy and his alignment with Loco Foco forces in New York. Whig candidate William Henry Harrison comes to the aid of a shipwrecked vessel, the "United States," and its crew of Democrats. Harrison,...
    • Contributor: Childs, J. (John) - Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Loco Foco consternation or the orful kat-ass-trophe 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.9 x 36.7 cm. (image) | Another satire on the Glentworth scandal controversy, by the same artist as "The Last Card," "Evenhanded Justice," and "O. K." (nos. 1840-60, -62, and -63). Here the artist lampoons Democratic efforts to sensationalize the Glentworth proceedings. Glentworth is portrayed as a large striped cat frightening scullery maid "Miss Whiting" (actually...
    • Contributor: Spoodlyks - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1840