Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    A foot-race 1 print : etching on wove paper ; 21.4 x 27.5 cm. (sheet) | A figurative portrayal of the presidential race of 1824. A crowd of cheering citizens watch as candidates (left to right) John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Andrew Jackson stride toward the finish. Henry Clay has dropped from the race and stands, hand on head, on the far right saying, "D--n...
    • Contributor: Johnston, David Claypoole
    • Date: 1824
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    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
    • Date: 1828
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
    "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: Bufford, John Henry,, Printer (Attributed Name) - Bufford, John Henry - Johnston, David Claypoole,, Artist (Attributed Name) - Johnston, David Claypoole - Straightshanks, Hassan - Endicott & Swett
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Grand fantastical parade, New-York, Dec 2d. 1833 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 33.3 x 50 cm. (image) | Another burlesque parade (see no. 1833-11), satirizing Andrew Jackson as a military hero and President and the local militia displays of the period. The print apparently portrays one of the mock processions actually held in New York during the 1830s. A motley array of characters, some of them on horseback...
    • Contributor: Straightshanks, Hassan - 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
    • 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
    • Date: 1833
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The decapitation of a great block head by the mysterious agency of the claret coloured coat 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 31.3 x 45.2 cm. (image) | A cryptic and anonymous satire probably referring to the 1834 "decapitation" of the wooden figure-head of Andrew Jackson, placed on the ship "Constitution" when it was refitted at Boston. The deed was perpetrated after Boston Whigs protested the newly-placed improvement. In a thunderstorm two ships, the "Independence" and "Constitution" are...
    • Date: 1834
  • 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
    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
    • Date: 1834
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 31.3 x 43.9 cm. (image) | A satire on the failure of the combined efforts of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and Nicholas Biddle to thwart Andrew Jackson's treasury policy. In 1833 Jackson ordered that federal deposits be removed from the Bank of the United States, a controversial action that utlimately led to the Bank's...
    • Contributor: Imbert, Anthony
    • Date: 1834
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Old Nick's new patent plan to make Nova Scotia Tories, Federals coodies, Hartford conventioners, Nullifiers, National Republican bankites & c 1 print : lithograph on white wove paper ; 25.6 x 49.3 cm. (image) | An attack on Nicholas Biddle and the New York newspaper editors friendly to the United States Bank. The print was evidently prompted by Biddle's 1834 attempt to create a financial crisis through an artificial tightening of credit. Biddle created the shortage as a ploy to swing public support toward...
    • Contributor: Imbert, Anthony
    • 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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the kitchen cabinet and collar presses 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.5 x 36.8 cm. (image) | A prediction of dire consequences to follow from Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States, initiated late in 1833. The artist is harshly critical of Jackson's move to distribute federal treasury funds among several state or so-called "pet" banks. He also condemns the influence of...
    • Contributor: Whitley, T. W.
    • Date: 1834
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The debilitated situation of a monarchal government . . . 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 36.4 x 42.9 cm (image) | A pointed comparison of French and American governments, prompted by events surrounding American efforts in 1836 to force France to honor spoliation claims for American shipping losses suffered during the Napoleonic Wars, as established by the Treaty of 1831. This print celebrates President Andrew Jackson's successful receipt of reparations from...
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Spirit of the times 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 30.7 x 50.1 cm. (image) | Satire on the diplomatic crisis and threat of hostilities between the United States and France over the latter's refusal to pay indemnifications set by the Treaty of 1831. The situation was exacerbated by remarks, made by President Jackson in a December 1835 speech, to which the French took offense. (See...
    • Contributor: Desobry, Prosper
    • Date: 1836
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The heads of two great nations have at last come to the situation of the two goats in the fable . . . 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.8 x 36.2 cm. (image) | A pro-Jackson commentary on the confrontation between the United States and France over reparations due the U.S. under the Treaty of 1831 (See "Spirit of the Times" no. 1836-4). The situation reached crisis intensity in 1836 when France refused payment pending an apology for remarks purportedly offensive to that nation...
    • Contributor: Mouls, J. (Joseph)
    • 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
  • 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