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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    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
  • 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
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
    Leaders of the Democratic Party 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress on wove paper ; 89.7 x 54 cm (sheet) | A searing, election-year indictment of four prominent figures in the Democratic party, three of them former Confederate officers. Former New York governor and Democratic presidential nominee Horatio Seymour is portrayed as a "rioter." Standing in a burning city, he waves his hat in the air while he steps...
    • Contributor: Nast, Thomas
    • Date: 1868
  • 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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    Our country's hope. Harrison & reform 4th May 1840 1 print : etching printed on satin ; 22.7 x 7.8 cm. (fabric) | A Whig campaign ribbon, produced for the Young Men's National Convention held in Baltimore in May. At the top in a corona of stars is a fasces. Below it an eagle holds a streamer with the words "Union for the Sake of the Union" above a bust portrait of William...
    • Contributor: Horton, John S.
    • Date: 1840
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    For President: James K. Polk, of Tennessee. For Vice President: George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 14.5 x 5 cm. (sheet) | A Democratic election ticket for the 1844 presidential campaign, issued sometime between May 29, when Polk received the Democratic nomination, and the November canvass. The ticket names the party's eight electors for the state of Maryland and is illustrated with the device of an American flag on a...
    • Date: 1844
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    Grand celebrashun ob de bobalition ob African slaver!!! 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on laid paper ; 11.5 x 19 cm. | Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) This one is facetiously dated "Uly 14, 1825, 6 month and little more beside," suggesting it appeared in 1825 or 1826. It is illustrated with silhouette figures of black men,...
    • Date: 1825
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    New England Convention Bunker Hill. September 10TH. 1840 1 print : etching and engraving, printed on silk ; 16.5 x 7.6 cm. (fabric) | Campaign badge produced for the New England Whig Convention in Boston, September 10-11, 1840. An aureole of light surrounds an oval bust portrait of Harrison, ringed by medallions of the arms of the states of (clockwise from upper left) Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island....
    • Date: 1840
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    The American ram 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 23 x 31.7 cm. (sheet, trimmed to image below) | On the cover of a patriotic song dedicated to Lincoln's secretary of the navy Gideon Welles Uncle Sam rides a "ram," or ironclad steam vessel, down the Mississippi River. The Library's copy of the music cover was deposited for copyright on August 22, 1863, soon after...
    • Contributor: Greene, H. F. (Henry F.), Approximately 1828 - Tolman & Co.
    • Date: 1863
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Wanted a substitute 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.5 x 22.7 cm (sheet, trimmed to within image below) | An illustrated sheet music cover, which protests the inequities of the draft or proscription system enacted under the Enrollment Act of 1863. The act allowed drafted men to purchase an exemption or to furnish a surrogate or "substitute" in lieu of their own service. The...
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1863