Photo, Print, Drawing The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by [John] Cameron.
About this Item
- The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by [John] Cameron.
- An election-year cartoon invoking both Grant's humble beginnings as a tanner and his successful Civil War military career. Before the war Grant had worked in his family's leather goods establishment in Galena, Illinois, earning the later sobriquet, "the Galena Tanner." Popular New York governor John Thompson Hoffman, dressed as an Indian, the "Great Sachem of Tammany," presents Democratic candidates Horatio Seymour and Francis P. Blair, Jr., to Grant (center). Thompson was a leader of New York Tammany Democrats. He addresses Grant, "Here General is a couple more hides to be tanned when will they be done?" Grant smokes a cigar and wears the leather apron of a tanner, rolled-up sleeves exposing his muscular arms. He replies, "Well I'll finish them off early in November." At right former Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, Simon Bolivar Buckner, and John C. Pemberton hold their rumps and hop about in pain. They announce, "This is to Certify, that we have had our hides tanned by U. S. Grant and that the work was by him thoroughly done? [signed by] R. E. Lee, S. P. Buckner, Pemberton and others Late of Confederate Army."
- Currier & Ives.
- Worth, Thomas, 1834-1917, artist
- Cameron, John, approximately 1828-, artist
Created / Published
- [New York] : Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y., c1868.
- - Army of the Confederacy
- - Bruckner, Simon Bolivar
- - Colfax, Schuyler
- - Galena, Ill
- - Grant, Ulysses S., as presidential candidate
- - Hoffman, John Thompson
- - Labor and trades, portrayed
- - Lee, Robert E
- - New York, State of, state government and politics
- - Pemberton, John C
- - Seymour, Horatio, as presidential candidate
- Political cartoons--1860-1870.
- Political cartoons--1860-1870
- - Title from item.
- - Signed with initials: J.M.I. [James Merritt Ives]
- - Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2783
- - Weitenkampf, p. 156
- - "U. S. Grant, The Man and the Image, p. 56
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1868-11.
- 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 26 x 36 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Currier & Ives--Great American tanner (A size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- pga 09018 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.09018
- cph 3b50380 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b50380
- cph 3a11330 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a11330
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-pga-09018 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC2-2506 (color film copy slide) LC-USZ62-8766 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
Additional Metadata Formats
- Army of the Confederacy
- Bruckner, Simon Bolivar
- Colfax, Schuyler
- Galena, Ill
- Grant, Ulysses S., as Presidential Candidate
- Hoffman, John Thompson
- Labor and Trades, Portrayed
- Lee, Robert E
- Lee, Robert E.
- New York, State Of, State Government and Politics
- Pemberton, John C
- Pemberton, John C.
- Political Cartoons
- Seymour, Horatio, as Presidential Candidate
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Currier & Ives, Thomas Worth, and John Cameron. The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by John Cameron. , ca. 1868. [New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674582/.
APA citation style:
Currier & Ives, Worth, T. & Cameron, J. (ca. 1868) The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by John Cameron. , ca. 1868. [New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674582/.
MLA citation style:
Currier & Ives, Thomas Worth, and John Cameron. The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by John Cameron. [New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003674582/>.