Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Patrick Lyon, who suffered three months severe imprisonment on merely a vague suspicion for the internal robbery of the Bank of Pennsylvania 1 print on wove paper : engraving ; sheet 18.8 x 13.3 cm. | Portrait of the Philadelphia blacksmith and locksmith who became a well-known victim of judicial injustice. Lyon, who had manufactured the iron doors and locks for the vault of the Bank of Pennsylvania, was falsely convicted of its robbery in 1798. Here he is shown seated in a prison cell, holding...
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately - Akin, James
    • Date: 1799
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    Anthony Burns 1 print on wove paper: wood engraving with letterpress ; 42.8 x 33.2 cm (sheet) | Print shows a portrait of the fugitive slave Anthony Burns, whose arrest and trial under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 touched off riots and protests by abolitionists and citizens of Boston in the spring of 1854. A bust portrait of the twenty-four-year-old Burns is surrounded by scenes...
    • Contributor: Andrews, John
    • Date: 1855
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    Grant & Wilson 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 22.9 x 32.6 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for the 1872 Republican national ticket. The armored figure of Liberty stands between portraits of presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant and running mate Henry Wilson. Grant's portrait is adorned with oak leaves and Wilson's with olive or laurel branches. On the left are military paraphernalia...
    • Contributor: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.) - Baker, Joseph E., Approximately
    • Date: 1872
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    Grand Democratic banner 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 32.6 x 21.8 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic candidates James K. Polk and George M. Dallas. Two bust portraits of the candidates appear in elaborate oval frames, each adorned with two eagles and a cornucopia. Below them are a shield with stars and stripes, two American flags, books, documents, and pens...
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1844
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    The nation's choice for the 12th President of the U.S. Genl. Z. Taylor and his battles 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 33 x 21.9 cm. | A campaign print for Whig presidential nominee Zachary Taylor. A bust-length portrait of the Mexican War hero is set in an oval frame of oak leaves and acorns, surrounded by various martial attributes. Cannon, drums, bayonets, and flags flank the portrait, a sword and musket are crossed below, and an...
    • Contributor: Baillie, James S., Active - Baillie, James S.
    • Date: 1847
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    Abraham Lincoln, Republican candidate for president of the United States 1 print on calendered paper : woodcut with letterpress ; image 39.3 x 55 cm. | A print for a large campaign banner or poster for Republican presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. It features a central roundel with a bust portrait of the candidate, flanked by standing deities Justice and Liberty. Justice (left) holds scales and a sword, while Liberty (right) holds the Constitution and...
    • Contributor: Baker & Godwin
    • Date: 1860
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    Col. Fremont planting the American standard on the Rocky Mountains 1 print on wove paper: wood engraving with letterpress ; image 44.6 x 56 cm. | Proof for a large woodcut campaign banner or poster for John C. Fremont, Republican presidential contender in 1856. Fremont is shown in full-length on a mountain peak, planting an American flag. He is clad in fringed trousers and military coat and waves a visored cap in the air....
    • Contributor: Baker & Godwin
    • Date: 1856
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    Col. John C. Fremont, Republican candidate for the President of the United States Proof for a large woodcut banner or poster for Republican presidential candidate John C. Fremont. Fremont, a distinguished soldier and explorer, is mounted on a rearing horse in a mountain setting. Dressed in buckskins and with a rifle slung over his shoulder, he waves his cap in the air. Four other armed frontiersmen, also on horseback, are visible on the left.
    • Contributor: Baker & Godwin
    • Date: 1856
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    James Buchanan, Democratic candidate for President of the United States 1 print on wove paper: wood engraving with letterpress ; sheet 44.7 x 64 cm. | Proof for a large woodcut campaign poster or banner for Democratic presidential nominee James Buchanan. A bust-length portrait of Buchanan (apparently taken from Mathew Brady's 1854 daguerreotype portrait) is flanked by American flags and laurel branches.
    • Contributor: Baker & Godwin
    • Date: 1856
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    Millard Fillmore, American candidate for president of the United States 1 print on calendered paper: woodcut with letterpress ; image 41 x 55 cm. | A large woodcut proof for a campaign banner or poster for the Native American party's 1856 presidential candidate. A bust portrait of Millard Fillmore appears in a roundel, flanked by allegorical figures of Justice (left) and Liberty (right). Both figures wear classical gowns and tiaras. Justice holds a large...
    • Contributor: Baker & Godwin
    • Date: 1856
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    "Principles, not men." The Democratic candidates for President and Vice President from 1849 to 1853 1 print on thin, wove paper: woodcut ; 66.7 x 50.5 cm (image) | A large, banner-style campaign poster for the 1848 Democratic ticket. Bust portraits of the two candidates, Cass and Butler, are framed by oak leaves and acorns, symbols of the Democratic party. Above the portraits is a bald eagle holding a large American flag. From behind the eagle emanate rays of...
    • Contributor: Baldwin & Baker - Durang, Edwin Forrest
    • Date: 1848
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    Joseph Cinquez, the brave Congolese Chief, who prefers death to slavery, and who now lies in jail ... 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 23.2 x 20.1 cm. | Joseph Cinquez was the leader of a revolt among African slaves aboard the Spanish ship "Amistad" en route to Cuba in June 1839. The slaves seized control of the ship but were soon recaptured and charged with murder and piracy. This portrait was done while Cinquez (or "Cinque") awaited trial...
    • Contributor: Beach, Moses Yale
    • Date: 1839
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    Liberty our aim! Washington our example! 1 print on grey wove paper : wood engraving with letterpress ; image 38 x 39.4 cm. | Emblematic design, probably for a kerchief, expressing American support for liberal nationalist movements in Europe. Includes bust-length portraits of Louis Kossuth, Giuseppe Mazzini, and George Washington.
    • Contributor: Brigham, Edwin H.
    • Date: 1852
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    God grant us peace We shall see more Rads "bottled up" in November. 1 print on coated paper board : lithograph ; sheet 34.4 x 53.3 cm. | Print shows a double campaign placard or sign. The work may be an uncut proof for two placards, produced for both Republican and Democratic camps during the 1868 campaign. It is unclear whether the Grant image is intended to be serious or facetious. The Grant panel has a bust-length...
    • Contributor: Brown & Barret
    • Date: 1868
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    Lincoln and Hamlin 1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in tan and black ; image 34 x 28 cm. | Print shows a handsome campaign banner for Republican candidates Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. Bust portraits of Lincoln (left, based on Thomas M. Johnston's life portrait) and Hamlin appear in oval frames draped with a large American flag and surmounted by a rail fence on...
    • Contributor: J.H. Bufford's Lith - Hyde, John N. - Fabronius, Dominique C. - Brainard, Charles H. (Charles Henry)
    • Date: 1860
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    The Chappaqua farmer 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 39.6 x 49.8 cm. | An unlikely equestrian campaign portrait of controversial and eccentric editor Horace Greeley. The title of the print refers to Greeley's writings on farming and his own famous farm in Chappaqua, New York. Here the 1872 Liberal Republican and Democratic presidential candidate rides a white horse through a stormy landscape, with...
    • Contributor: Chalmers, D. - Chapman, Samuel J.
    • Date: 1872
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    Jackson, New Orleans, Jany. 8th, 1815 1 print on wove paper: lithograph ; 12 x 9 cm. | An emblematic portrait of Andrew Jackson, invoking his past as a military hero and especially his victory at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. Jackson's bust portrait in uniform appears on an oval medallion surrounded by cannon, flags and other military paraphernalia, and surmounted by an eagle. The print seems to...
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately - Childs & Inman - Akin, James
    • Date: 1832
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    Genl. Andrew Jackson, 1828. Protector & defender of beauty & booty, Orleans 1 print on wove paper: engraving with stipple ; plate 22.5 x 16.4 cm, on sheet 23.9 x 16.7 cm. | Print shows a campaign portrait of Andrew Jackson issued during the presidential election of 1828. An oval bust portrait of Jackson is surrounded by the words "Protector & Defender of Beauty & Booty. Orleans," referring to Jackson's spectacular War of 1812 victory at...
    • Contributor: Childs, Cephas Grier - Wood, Joseph, Approximately - Wood, Joseph
    • Date: 1828
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    Grand National Democratic banner. Press onward 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 32.1 x 21.4 cm. | One of several campaign banners Nathaniel Currier is known to have produced for the Democrats in 1844. It features two laurel-wreathed, oval portraits of Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidates James K. Polk (left) and George M. Dallas (right). The print imitates the hanging drapes and tassels of cloth...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1844
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    Grand banner of the radical democracy, for 1864 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 32.2 x 22.4 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for presidential nominee John C. Fremont and his running mate John Cochrane. Fremont and Cochrane were the candidates of a faction of radical Democrats consisting mostly of Germans and abolitionists. The nominees' bust portraits appear in the center in roundels framed in oak...
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1864
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    Grand democratic free soil banner 1 print : lithograph with watercolor ; image 33.2 x 23.1. | Print shows a campaign banner for Free Soil Party candidates Martin Van Buren and Charles Francis Adams in the presidential race of 1848. The two candidates, nominated at the third party's convention on August 10, appear in roundel bust portraits framed with laurel. Below the portraits is an oval vignette, between two...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm) - Rordorf, Conrad Caspar - Adelsverein
    • Date: 1848
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand National Democratic banner. Peace! Union! and victory! 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with watercolor ; image 32.5 x 22.6 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner, almost identical to the "Grand National Union Banner" (no. 1864-13) except for the inclusion of portraits of Democratic candidates George B. McClellan and George H. Pendleton, two additional flags above the portraits, and a vignette below of a busy harbor near a shore...
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1864
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    Grand National Democratic banner 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 33.5 x 22.9 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic candidates Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas A. Hendricks, almost identical to Currier & Ives's "Grand National Republican Banner" (no. 1876-1.) The Tilden-Hendricks banner, however, stresses their campaign theme of federal reform. Above the candidates' portraits appears the figure of Liberty, holding a flag...
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1876
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    Grand National Republican banner 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 33.6 x 22.5 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for the 1876 Republican presidential ticket. Bust portraits of Ohio governor Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler are framed with laurel wreaths. Above them hang swags of drapery with tassels. A bald eagle rests on the top of the portraits, flanked by four American...
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1876
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    Grand national Whig banner: press onward 1 print : lithograph with watercolor ; image 31.2 x 23 cm. | Print shows a campaign banner for Whig Party candidates in the national election of 1848. The banner, promoting Zachary Taylor and his vice presidential running mate Millard Fillmore, is almost identical to Currier's "Grand, National, Democratic Banner" (no. 1848-6) differing only in the candidate portraits, campaign mottos, the lettering on the...
    • Contributor: N. Currier (Firm)
    • Date: 1848