Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    H. Clay 1 print : engraving with stipple on wove paper ; 15.3 x 9.2 cm. (sheet) | Another campaign portrait of Whig presidential candidate Henry Clay. In an oval frame, surrounded by an ornate floral wreath, is a bust-length portrait of Clay. Two books and a quill pen are visible over his shoulder at left; at right, behind a curtain, is the base of a...
    • Contributor: Whaites, Edward P.
    • Date: 1844
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    The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 26 x 37.5 cm. (image) | A patriotic broadside illustrated with emblems of the United States composed chiefly of typographic elements. A large central framework incorporates a small "Temple of Freedom" surmounted by a small Liberty figure, and containing the words "The Federal Constitution." On each side are oval bust portraits of Presidents (left...
    • Contributor: Clark, Jonathan - Packard, R.
    • Date: 1812
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    Our country . . . home industry 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on wove paper ; 31.7 x 26.1 cm. (image) | An anti-Jackson broadside issued during the 1824 presidential election campaign. The text strongly criticizes Jackson's anti-tariff platform and condemns him and William Coleman as advocates of British interests. The author also praises Henry Clay's support of American home industry. The illustrations symbolically represent Industry, Commerce, and Agriculture. The...
    • Date: 1824
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    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
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    Slave market of America 1 print : letterpress with nine wood-engravings ; 64.2 x 48.5 cm (sheet) | A broadside condemning the sale and keeping of slaves in the District of Columbia. The work was issued during the 1835-36 petition campaign, waged by moderate abolitionists led by Theodore Dwight Weld and buttressed by Quaker organizations, to have Congress abolish slavery in the capital. The text contains arguments for...
    • Contributor: Dorr, William S. - American Anti-Slavery Society
    • Date: 1836
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    Am I not a man and a brother? 1 print : woodcut on wove paper ; 26.7 x 22.8 cm. | The large, bold woodcut image of a supplicant male slave in chains appears on the 1837 broadside publication of John Greenleaf Whittier's antislavery poem, "Our Countrymen in Chains." The design was originally adopted as the seal of the Society for the Abolition of Slavery in England in the 1780s, and appeared...
    • Contributor: American Anti-Slavery Society - Anti-Slavery Office (New York, N.Y,)
    • Date: 1837
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Clay-Frelinghuysen campaign badge] 1 print : woodcut printed in black and blue on silk ; 18.8 x 7.8 cm. (fabric) | An earlier state or proof of number 1844-6, this impression is printed on silk and lacks the "Hoboken Clay Club" overprinting. (The scrolls are left blank.)
    • Contributor: Hemming, R.
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    To sweep the Augean Stable. For President, Andrew Jackson. For Vice-President, John C. Calhoun 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 1.3 x 4.6 cm. | Election ticket for Jackson delegates from various Ohio counties in the presidential contest of 1828, illustrated with an image of a straw broom. The broom, a traditional pictorial and literary symbol of reform, is linked here to one of the mythological labors of Hercules -- his cleansing of the...
    • Date: 1828
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    Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention. Assembled in Philadelphia, December 4, 1833 1 print : woodcut with letterpress and type ornaments on wove papers ; 10 x 16 cm. | The broadside declaration is illustrated with a headpiece of Hercules strangling the Nemean lion as two astonished elders look on. Beneath the woodcut is the line, "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet." On...
    • Contributor: Gilbert, Reuben S. - Merrihew & Gunn
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Radical Convention in Philadelphia, September 3d, 1866 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 50.8 x 34.9 cm. (image) | A racist poster attacking Republican gubernatorial candidate John White Geary for his support of black suffrage. (See also "The Constitutional Amendment!," no. 1866-5.) The artist purports to show the convention of Radical Republicans held in Philadelphia in September 1866. On a dais in the background left, black men...
    • Date: 1866
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The constitutional amendment! 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress on wove paper ; 36.4 x 52.5 cm. (image) | One of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer. (See also nos. 1866-6, 1866-7, and 1866-8.) Indicative of Clymer's white-supremacy platform, the posters attack postwar Republican efforts...
    • Date: 1866
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The two platforms 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 44.4 x 57.2 cm. (image) | Another in a series of racist posters attacking Radical Republican exponents of black suffrage, issued during the 1866 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. (See "The Constitutional Amendment," no. 1866-5.) The poster specifically characterizes Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer's platform as "for the White Man," represented here by the idealized head of...
    • Date: 1866
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    The Freedman's Bureau! An agency to keep the Negro in idleness at the expense of the white man. Twice vetoed by the President, and made a lawy by Congress. Support Congress & ... 1 print : woodcut on wove paper ; 45.5 x 58.1 cm. (image) | One in a series of racist posters attacking Radical Republicans on the issue of black suffrage, issued during the Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1866. (See also "The Constitutional Amendment!," no. 1866-5.) The series advocates the election of Hiester Clymer, who ran for governor on a white-supremacy platform, supporting President Andrew...
    • Date: 1866
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    The great political car and last load of patriots. Dorr, Jackson, Simmons and Arnold! 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on wove paper ; 59.2 x 49 cm. (sheet) | A virulent attack on the four conservative Rhode Island legislators who broke with the Law and Order Party to support a Democratic movement to free imprisoned radical Thomas Wilson Dorr. (On the Dorrite Rebellion see also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks, Tyrants Prostrate Liberty Triumphant," and "The Four...
    • Date: 1845
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The four traitors, who most infamously sold themselves to the Dorrites for office and political power 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on wove paper ; 27 x 21 cm. (printing) | An illustrated broadside reviling four Rhode Island Whigs who broke party ranks to support a popular movement to free imprisoned radical Thomas Wilson Dorr. (On the Dorr Rebellion see also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks, Tyrants Prostrate Liberty Triumphant," and "The Great Political Car and Last Load of...
    • Date: 1845
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jackson delegate ticket. No "favored few, booted and spurred, ready to ride us legitimately by the grace of God" 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 4 x 5.8 cm. | Election ticket with Democratic slate for governor and other Virginia state offices. The vignette illustration includes the seal of the state of Virginia with an eagle and cornucopiae. Below the vignette is the motto; "No bargain, sale or management--no war, famine, pestilence or scourge--no safe precedents. Right of Instruction."...
    • Date: 1828
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    Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washington 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress on wove paper ; 7.6 x 12.6 cm. (wood-engraving) | An allegory of printing and liberty, illustrating a broadside of a June 24, 1826, letter from Thomas Jefferson on American democracy. The female figure of Liberty displays to the Four Continents the art of printing. Liberty stands to the right of a hand printing press over which hovers...
    • Contributor: Anderson, Alexander
    • Date: 1826
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    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
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    Jackson ticket. Agriculture, commerce and manufactures 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 3 x 3.5 cm. | Election ticket with image of a three-masted sailing vessel.
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jackson ticket. Internal improvement by rail roads, canals, & c. 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 2.5 x 5.5 cm. | Election ticket with image of a primitive locomotive pulling two freight cars.
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jackson ticket. Agriculture, commerce and manufactures 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 4.8 x 5.6 cm. | Election ticket with image of anchor, bales, and barrels on a shore, and sailing vessels beyond. Trunk in foreground is labeled "Edes Print" (printer's imprint)?
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Jackson ticket. American system. Speed the plough, the loom & the mattock 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 2.3 x 3.3 cm. | Election ticket with image of an anvil and hammer.
    • Date: 1828
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    Jackson ticket. "Firm united let us be, rallying round our Hickory tree" 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 3.2 x 3.2 cm. | Election ticket with image of a hickory tree.
    • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Some account of some of the bloody deeds of General Jackson 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 55.7 x 38.5 cm. (sheet) | One of the well-known "coffin hand bills" originated by Republican editor John Binns in his campaign against presidential candidate Andrew Jackson. The six coffins across the top of the broadside represent six militiamen executed under Jackson's orders during the Creek War in 1813. Other coffins represent soldiers and...
    • Contributor: Binns, John
    • Date: 1828