Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!! 1 print : wood-engraving and letterpress on wove paper ; 4 x 6.4 cm. (block) | An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a small vignette of a man, possibly Van Buren, bettering another candidate in a race on hogs. The losing rider shouts,...
    • Date: 1836
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    Democratic ticket. Liberty & equal rights 1 print : wood-engraving and letterpress on wove paper ; 4 x 6.2 cm. (block) | An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio's Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a wood-engraving of Van Buren as the "Little Magician," a nickname he acquired for his political adroitness. Dressed in a costume...
    • Date: 1836
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    Jinnoowine [i.e. "genuine"] Johnson ticket. "Carrying the war into Africa" 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress ; 9.3 x 6.8 cm. (block) | An illustrated election ticket for the presidential campaign of 1836. Oddly, the ticket lists Ohio's Democratic electors for Van Buren while making a vicious and obscene slur on the wife of his running-mate Richard M. Johnson. It seems to reflect the widespread internal dissatisfaction with the party's choice of Johnson as...
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Democratic ticket. Going the whole hog 1 print : wood-engraving and letterpress on wove paper ; 5.8 x 3.4 cm. (block) | An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a small vignette of a man carrying a hog, and uttering the Democratic campaign slogan "Going the whole Hog." The hog...
    • Date: 1836
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    "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
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    The rats leaving a falling house 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.3 x 18.8 cm. (image) | A simpler and less animated composition on the same general idea as Edward W. Clay's ".00001" (no. 1831-1). Again Jackson is seated in a collapsing chair, with the "Altar of Reform" toppling next to him, and rats scurrying at his feet. The rats are (left to right): Secretary of War...
    • Date: 1831
  • 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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    "This is the house that Jack built . . ." 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 33.3 x 47.6 cm. (sheet, trimmed almost to border). | Caricature shows Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Francis Blair, William J. Duane, and others, with various animals. A crudely-drawn, anonymous satire on the Jackson Administration, alleging political intrigue behind Jackson's September 1833 decision to remove federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. The cartoon...
    • Date: 1833
  • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The grand national caravan moving east. 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; image and text 23 x 33 cm, sheet 27 x 42 cm. | A burlesque parade, led by Andrew Jackson and satirizing various aspects of his administration. The procession moves from right to left. At its head is Jackson, seated on a horse with Martin Van Buren cross-legged behind him. Next is a devil playing a...
    • Contributor: Straightshanks, Hassan - Johnston, David Claypoole - Bufford, John Henry - Endicott & Swett
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Let every one take care of himself" (As the Jack ass said when he was dancing among the chickens) 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.1 x 39.5 cm. (image) | A satire attacking Andrew Jackson's plan to distribute treasury funds, formerly kept in the Bank of the United States, among "branch banks" in various states. The artist also alleges Vice-President Van Buren's manipulation of administration fiscal policy. Jackson appears as a jack-ass "dancing among the Chickens" (the branch banks) to...
    • Contributor: Imbert, Anthony,795
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The experiment in full operation 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32 x 43.1 cm. (image) | An anti-Jackson satire, critical of the President's federal treasury policy and of Vice-President Van Buren's influence on the administration's fiscal program. The print specifically attacks Jackson's plan to discontinue federal deposits in the Bank of the United States, and his "experiment" of placing them in selected state banks instead. The...
    • Contributor: Imbert, Anthony,795
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The vision. Political hydrophobia, shewing the comfort of crowns, and how to obtain them 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 30.8 x 36 cm. (image) | A crudely drawn but bitter attack on Andrew Jackson's veto of the re-charter of the Bank of the United States and his subsequent campaign to destroy the Bank. Jackson (right) is a king fiddling on his throne as the Capitol burns in the background. He is attended by Jack Downing,...
    • Contributor: Bisbee, Ezra
    • Date: 1834
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "The government." No. 1, [Eye] take the responsibility 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 22 x 33 cm. (image) | A satire on Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet," the pejorative name given his informal circle of close advisors. The print appeared during the heated controversy incited by Jackson's discontinuation of federal deposits to the Bank of the United States. In the President's September 1833 message to his formal cabinet, announcing this...
    • Contributor: Johnston, David Claypoole - Endicott & Swett
    • Date: 1834
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
    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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    On the way to Araby! 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.7 x 37.5 cm. (image) | Satire on the Jackson administration's continuing battle against the Bank of the United States. The print was specifically occasioned by the re-chartering of the Bank by the Whig-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature in defiance of the administration. The artist also ridicules the ambitions of Jackson's vice-president and would-be successor Martin Van Buren....
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
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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
    Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook -- 1836 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.6 x 40.8 cm. (image) | Satire on the presidential campaign of 1836, portraying the contest as a boxing match between Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren and Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. The artist clearly favors Harrison. The work is a variation on an 1834 cartoon which uses the boxing match as a metaphor for the...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
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    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The celeste-al cabinet 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 33.3 x 48.1 cm. (image) | A mild satire on Jackson and his Cabinet, portraying in imaginative terms a White House reception of popular French dancer and actress Madame Celeste. Seated in chairs in a White House parlor are six cabinet members. In the center Jackson sits behind a table, as "Door Keeper" Jimmy...
    • Contributor: Hoffay, A. A. - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Political race course - Union Track - fall races 1836 1 print : lithograph. | A figurative portrayal -- clearly sympathetic to the Whig party -- of the 1836 presidential election contest as a horse race between four candidates. The four are identified in the legend as (left to right): "Old Tippecanoe" (William Henry Harrison), "The Kinderhook Poney" (Martin Van Buren), "Black Dan of Massachusetts" (Daniel Webster), and "Tennessee White" (Tennessee senator Hugh Lawson...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Caucus on the Surplus Bill 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 21.9 x 34 cm. (image) | A derisive view of Andrew Jackson's reluctant, politically-minded endorsement of the Distribution Act, or "Surplus Bill," a measure authorizing distribution of surplus federal funds among the states. Facing the prospect of an almost certain Congressional override should he veto the bill, Jackson signed it on June 23, 1836, abetting Vice-President...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
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    All fours-important state of the game-the knave about to be lost 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.2 x 38.7 cm. (image) | The presidential campaign of 1836 viewed as a card game by a satirist in sympathy with the Whigs. Opposing candidates Martin Van Buren (Democrat) and William Henry Harrison (Whig) face each other across a card table. Behind Van Buren stands his vice-presidential running mate Richard M. Johnson. Behind Harrison is...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836
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    High places in government like steep rocks only accessible to eagles and reptiles 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.5 x 40.3 cm. (image) | Campaign satire predicting Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison's ascendancy over Democrat Martin Van Buren. In the center of the print is a mountain with a statue of George Washington, "Pater Patriae," on its pinnacle. Descending the mountain is incumbent President Jackson, portrayed as a snapping turtle. Van Buren is...
    • Contributor: Robinson, Henry R.
    • Date: 1836