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
    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
    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
    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 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 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Evenhanded justice of the breaking up of the star chamber 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26 x 39.1 cm. (image) | Another in the series of "Spoodlyks's" satires on the Glentworth affair. (See also nos. 1840-60, -61, and -63). Here the artist portrays Glentworth's attempt to remove evidence in the vote fraud inquiry from the recorder's office, and the ensuing scuffle involving the sheriff, the mayor, and the recorder. In the...
    • Contributor: Spoodlyks - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Democratic simplicity or the arrival of our favourite son 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 33.3 x 47.9 cm. (image) | A satirical attack on alleged excesses in the Van Buren administration and on the President's Loco Foco or radical Democratic supporters in New York. Martin Van Buren rides past New York's Tammany Hall in a luxurious British carriage. With him are editors and advisers Frances Preston Blair and...
    • Contributor: Dacre, Henry, Approximately 1820 - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Fanny Ellsler's last seranade or the soap-locks disgraceful attack upon the Germans 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.4 x 39 cm. (image) | A riot scene: German parade musicians (possibly accompanying touring ballerina Fanny Elssler) are attacked and beaten with their own instruments by a gang of toughs (or "Soap-Locks" for the long, soaped hair locks fashionable among them) on a New York street. Onlookers watch from the windows of a nearby building....
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R. - Sarony, Napoleon
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    O.K. 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.2 x 40.8 cm. (image) | A postelection Whig satire, "Respectfully dedicated to the members of the Eighth Ward Tippecanoe Club and inscribed to their Patriotic Chairman Charles H. Delavan, Esqr." The artist shows a crowd of Whigs assembled in Lafayette Hall on Broadway. They gather on the left around Delavan, who speaks from a platform....
    • Contributor: Spoodlyks - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The last card. Tip overthrown 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.7 x 38.6 cm. (image) | A satire on the controversy surrounding charges of election fraud against New York State tobacco inspector James B. Glentworth and other Whigs during the election of 1838. The allegations were made two years later, in October 1840, by New York Federal District Attorney Benjamin F. Butler, a Democrat. The cartoon...
    • Contributor: Spoodlyks - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Race between Bennett and Greely for the Post Office stakes 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.1 x 37.8 cm. (image) | A satire on the competition between rival editors Horace Greeley and James Gordon Bennett for New York post office printing contracts. The artist also comments on the circulation wars between Bennett's "New York Herald" and Greeley's relatively new paper the "Tribune, "and on latter's editorial support of abolition. Clay shows...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1843
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Progress of reform!!! No. 1 1 print : lithograph with watercolor, on wove paper ; 32.9 x 44.6 cm. (image) | A scene in New York, outside the gates of City Hall Park. Two well-dressed men with top hats overturn the table of two apple-women. One of the men (from all appearances a Loco Foco radical Democrat) shouts at the women, "What right have you to live? Come, clear...
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Bucholzer, H.
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.6 x 38.9 cm. (image) | A comic scene ridiculing the Tammany Democrats of New York City. Tammany headquarters, known as the "Wigwam," here erupts in a drunken fracas over the Democratic platform for the presidential race of 1852. The platform specifically endorsed the Compromise of 1850, which incorporated the Fugitive Slave Act, a measure highly...
    • Contributor: Currier, Nathaniel - Magee, John L.
    • Date: 1852
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The meeting of the friends, City Hall Park 1 print : wood engraving with letterpress on wove paper ; 21.8 x 22.6 cm (image) | New York governor Horatio Seymour's famous "My Friends" speech, delivered from the steps of New York's City Hall during the draft riots, was widely misrepresented in the press. On the basis of reports such as this, Seymour was viewed as a disloyal "Copperhead" agitator. The riots, which...
    • Contributor: Stephens, H. L. (Henry Louis)
    • Date: 1863
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Political caricature. No. 4, The miscegenation ball 1 print : lithograph on cream wove paper ; 41.4 x 52.2 cm. (image) | Although slightly different in format, this appears to be the fourth in the Bromley series of anti-Republican satires. As in no. 2 of the series, "Miscegenation or the Millenium of Abolitionism" (no. 1864-39), the artist plays on Northern fears of racial intermingling. Here, white men are dancing and flirting...
    • Contributor: G.W. Bromley & Co. - Kimmel & Forster
    • Date: 1864
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The ring arithmetic--as taught by the modern ceasers 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.6 x 38.2 cm. (image) | Tammany political boss William Marcy Tweed is portrayed as a bullying schoolteacher giving New York City comptroller Richard B. Connolly a lesson in arithmetic. A teary-eyed Connolly stands on a stool writing wildly inaccurate equations on a blackboard. For instance, "$147 x 2 equals $1380948"). Connolly protests to his teacher,...
    • Contributor: Kelly, Ths. (Thomas) - Robertson, Wm C. (William C.)
    • Date: 1871