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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    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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    [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
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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
    Clay Frelinghuysen Markle Stewart 1 print : woodcut printed in red, white, and black on silk ; 35.5 x 42 cm. (fabric) | Print shows a Whig campaign banner composed of a pattern of alternating red and white stripes reminiscent of the American flag. On each of the four white stripes appears the name of a Whig candidate for the 1844 election. These include Henry Clay, vice-presidential hopeful...
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The people's welfare my reward 1 print : engraving on silk ; 18.5 x 7.2 cm. (fabric) | Another Whig campaign badge, featuring a bust-length portrait of presidential candidate Henry Clay, with books, drapery, and the base of a column in the background. Above Clay's portrait is the motto: "The Peoples Welfare---My Reward." Below the portrait is a statement by Clay, conveying his campaign themes of support for protectionism...
    • Date: 1844
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    The American Marseillaise, or voice of the people 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.8 x 20.3 cm. (image) | An illustrated sheet music cover for a Whig campaign song, "The American Marseillaise," composed by Benjamin Cahill to mark the July 4, 1844, Boston Clay rally. In keeping with the title and the occasion of the piece the artist evokes the memory of the Revolution, and draws a parallel between...
    • Contributor: Cahill, Benjamin - W. Thayer & Co.
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Get off the track!" A song for emancipation, sung by The Hutchinsons, . . . 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32 x 24.5 cm. (sheet) | An illustrated sheet music cover for an abolitionist song composed by Jesse Hutchinson, Jr. The song is dedicated to antislavery editor Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, "As a mark of esteem for his intrepidity in the cause of Human Rights." It is illustrated with an allegory of the triumph of abolitionism. In...
    • Contributor: Hutchinson, Jesse - W. Thayer & Co.
    • Date: 1844
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The national union 1 print : lithograph printed in gold and black, with watercolor, on wove paper ; 28 x 24 cm. (image) | A patriotic, illustrated sheet music cover for a song composed by Charles Collins, Jr., and dedicated to Kentucky senator Henry Clay. The work celebrates Clay's efforts to preserve the Union, and was a product of the optimism following passage of the Compromise of...
    • Contributor: Lee & Walker - T. Sinclair's Lith - William Hall & Son
    • Date: 1851
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance 1 print : etching and aquatint, with watercolor on wove paper ; plate 24.8 x 36.4 cm. | 2nd impression 1 print : etching and aquatint, with watercolor on wove paper ; plate 24.8 x 36.4 cm, sheet 29.1 x 45.5 cm. | A satire on the reverse impact of John Binns's anti-Jackson "coffin handbill" campaign during the presidential race of 1828. Editor-publisher Binns...
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    .00001 the value of a unit with four cyphers going before it 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.2 x 22.2 cm. (image) | A satire on dissension and political intrigue within Andrew Jackson's administration, surrounding the Spring 1831 resignations of several members of his Cabinet. In the center Jackson sits in a collapsing chair, labeled "The Hickory Chair is coming to pieces at last." Seated on the arm of his chair is a...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1831
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    Old Jack, the famous New Orleans mouser, clearing Uncle Sam's barn of bank and Clay rats; ... 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 23.9 x 32.8 cm. (image) | A rare pro-Jackson satire on the President's campaign to destroy the political power and influence of the Bank of the United States. It was probably issued late in the presidential campaign of 1832, after Jackson's July veto of the bill to re-charter the Bank. (Weitenkampf tentatively dated the print 1833,...
    • Contributor: Williams, Michael
    • Date: 1832
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Troubled treasures 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 23.2 x 32.9 cm. (image) | A crudely drawn anti-Jackson satire, applauding Henry Clay's orchestration of Congressional resistance to the President's plan to withdraw Treasury funds from the Bank of the United States. The print also attacks Vice-President Van Buren's purported manipulation of administration fiscal policy. The title continues, "Shewing the Beneficial Effects of Clay &...
    • Contributor: Bisbee, R.
    • Date: 1833
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    The doctors puzzled or the desperate case of Mother U.S. Bank 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28 x 39.2 cm. (image) | A satire directed against the United States Bank, showing the impact of Jackson's September 1833 order for the withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank and their distribution among state banks. In a bedchamber the Bank, portrayed as an obese woman, lies in bed vomiting coins "Deposites [sic]" into a...
    • Contributor: Imbert, Anthony
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The downfall of Mother Bank 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 23.2 x 33.7 cm. (image) | A pro-Jackson satire applauding the President's September 1833 order for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. The combined opposition to this move from Bank president Nicholas Biddle, Senate Whigs led by Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, and the pro-Bank press are ridiculed. On the...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1833
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    Set to between Old Hickory and Bully Nick 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32.5 x 32.7 cm. (image) | Satire on the public conflict between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle over the future of the Bank of the United States, and the former's campaign to destroy it. The print is sympathetic to Jackson, portraying him as the champion of the common man against the moneyed interests of the Bank....
    • Contributor: Imbert, Anthony,795
    • Date: 1834
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Symptoms of a locked jaw. Plain sewing done here 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; sheet 23.1 x 17.4 cm. | The caricature reflects the bitter antagonism between Kentucky senator Henry Clay and President Andrew Jackson, during the protracted battle over the future of the Bank of the United States from 1832 through 1836. The print may relate specifically to Clay's successful 1834 campaign to exclude from the Senate journal Jackson's...
    • Contributor: Johnston, David Claypoole
    • Date: 1834
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    The political barbecue 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.5 x 36.6 cm. (image) | Andrew Jackson is roasted over the fires of "Public Opinion" by the figure of Justice in a cartoon relating to the controversy surrounding Jackson's removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. Jackson, with the body of a pig, is prone on a gridiron over a stone...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1834
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    Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of the farms, to another storehouse; and giving Uncle Sam his, reasons for so doing 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.7 x 34.2 cm. | The artist supports Andrew Jackson's decision to withdraw federal funds from the Bank of the United States and distribute them among various state banks. Henry Clay and Bank president Nicholas Biddle's efforts to oppose Jackson's measures are lampooned. Several figures look on and comment as a horse-drawn, covered wagon pulls away...
    • Contributor: Williams, Michael
    • Date: 1834
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    Grand match between the Kinderhook poney and the Ohio ploughman 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 27.5 x 44.5 cm. (image) | A satire on the presidential contest of 1836, using the metaphor of a billiards game between Whig candidate William Henry Harrison (left) and Democrat Martin Van Buren. The artist is clearly on the side of Harrison, whom he places beneath a portrait of George Washington, in opposition to...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    General Jackson slaying the many headed monster 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 30.2 x 36.5 cm. (image) | A satire on Andrew Jackson's campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States and its support among state banks. Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and Jack Downing struggle against a snake with heads representing the states. Jackson (on the left) raises a cane marked "Veto" and says, "Biddle thou Monster...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
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    Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doughty squire Sancho Panza 1 print : etching on wove paper ; 27.4 x 30.4 cm. (sheet, trimmed to within platemark top and left) | A burlesque history of the Jackson administration, with particular reference to his campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States. The narrative, in a series of twelve episodes, is based on Cervantes's "Don Quixote," which recounts the adventures of the don (here...
    • Contributor: Johnston, David Claypoole
    • Date: 1837
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    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
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    All on hobbies, gee up, gee ho! 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.8 x 45.8 cm. (image) | The major figures in American national politics in 1838 are gently satirized, each characterized as riding a favorite issue or "hobbyhorse." At the lead (far left) is President Martin Van Buren, riding a horse "Sub-Treasury," which he calls his "Old Hickory nag." The artist refers to Van Buren's independent treasury...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1838
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    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