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Photo, Print, Drawing Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook -- 1836

[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title

  • Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook -- 1836

Summary

  • 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 struggle between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle, president of the Bank of the United States. (See "Set To Between Old Hickory and Bully Nick," no. 1834-4). In a ring Van Buren and Harrison spar as their seconds and a crowd of observers stand by. On the left, Van Buren is seconded by Andrew Jackson and "bottle holder" Amos Kendall. On the right, Harrison's second is a "Western lad" (a frontiersman in buckskins) and his bottle holder "Old Seventy-six" (a lame Revolutionary war veteran). The text below the scene identifies Harrison's backers as "the People" and Van Buren's as "Office holders & mail Contractors." Kendall (drinking from the bottle): "I begin to tremble for Matty -- There appears to be a Surplus Fund in this Bottle, so I'll een take a pull to raise my spirits . . ." Jackson: "By the Eternal! what a severe counter hit! It's bunged up Matty's peeper, and if he don't keep his other eye open he'ill get a Cross buttock. He begins to be a little queerish already. D--n his Dutch courage! Amos where's the Bottle? after this Round put some more into him." Van Buren: "Stand by me Old Hickory or I'm a gone Chicken!" Harrison: "Look out for your bread-basket Matty, I'll remove the deposits for you." Jackson's words recall his controversial 1834 order to withdraw federal funds or "deposits" from the Bank of the United States. Frontiersman: "Whoop! wake snakes! . . . he [Harrison] puts it into him as fast as a streak of greased lightning through a gooseberry bush. That "Cold blooded" Kinderhooker will be row'd up Salt River or I'm a nigger!" Old Seventy-six: "Thank Heaven the People have a Champion at last who will support the Constitution and laws that we fought and bled to obtain . . ."

Names

  • Clay, Edward Williams, 1799-1857.
  • Robinson, Henry R., -1850.

Created / Published

  • N.Y. : Printed & published H.R. Robinson, 1836.

Headings

  • -  Biddle, Nicholas,--1786-1844
  • -  Harrison, William Henry,--1773-1841
  • -  Kendall, Amos,--1789-1869
  • -  Van Buren, Martin,--1782-1862
  • -  Bank of the United States--1830-1840
  • -  Legislative bodies--Freedom of debate--1830-1840
  • -  Civil service reform--1830-1840
  • -  Distribution Act
  • -  Downing, Jack or "Zek" (Fictitious character)

Headings

  • Lithographs--1830-1840.
  • Political cartoons--1830-1840.

Genre

  • Lithographs--1830-1840
  • Political cartoons--1830-1840

Notes

  • -  Printed & published by H.R. Robinson, 48 & 52 Cortlandt St. N.Y.
  • -  Signed with monogram: C (Edward Williams Clay).
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Davison, no. 82.
  • -  Hess & Kaplan, p. 78.
  • -  Weitenkampf, p. 45.
  • -  Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
  • -  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1836-12.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.6 x 40.8 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PC/US - 1836.C619, no. 9 (B size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Repository

Digital Id

  • cph 3a05359 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05359

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661284

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-1570 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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Clay, Edward Williams, and Henry R Robinson. Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook. , 1836. N.Y.: Printed & published H.R. Robinson. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661284/.

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Clay, E. W. & Robinson, H. R. (1836) Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook. , 1836. N.Y.: Printed & published H.R. Robinson. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661284/.

MLA citation style:

Clay, Edward Williams, and Henry R Robinson. Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook. N.Y.: Printed & published H.R. Robinson. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661284/>.