Photo, Print, Drawing The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by [John] Cameron.

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Title
The great American tanner / Thos. Worth. sketch ; on stone by [John] Cameron.
Summary
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."
Contributor Names
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.
Subject Headings
-  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
Format Headings
Lithographs--1860-1870.
Political cartoons--1860-1870.
Genre
Political cartoons--1860-1870
Lithographs--1860-1870
Notes
-  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.
Medium
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]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
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
2003674582
Reproduction 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.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
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Description
1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 26 x 36 cm. | 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."
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2003674582
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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/.

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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/.

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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/>.