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Photo, Print, Drawing The rebound of the ball

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About this Item

Title

  • The rebound of the ball

Summary

  • A satire on the Democrats' defeat in the fall New York state elections, here viewed as a referendum on Van Buren's independent treasury, or "Sub-treasury" system. A large ball labeled "Sub Treasury" is pushed down a hill by successful Whig gubernatorial candidate William H. Seward, who says, "A long push, a strong push, and a push all together, and down goes Tyranny and Oppression!" He is assisted by three other men whose arms are linked, one of whom holds a banner with the Whig motto "Preserve Credit and Commerce." Inside the ball is a sleeping Van Buren, who exclaims, "I must be dreaming, for it seems to me, I am going down hill!" The ball rolls onto New York Democratic incumbent governor William Marcy, wearing a uniform with a "50 cents" trouser patch (See "Executive Marcy and the Bambers," no. 1838-5), and several other men, including Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benton. Benton cries, "Push Governor; or down you goes!" Another holds a flag with the words "Trades Union" and cries "Lord ha! Marcy upon us!" In the lower left a crowd of workingmen applaud the scene. Among them are a farmer, a seaman, and a driver or husbandman who waves his hat and says, "Huzza! for the Empire State, she has sent the Ball rolling back again, in double quick time!"

Names

  • Dacre, Henry, approximately 1820-
  • Robinson, Henry R., -1850.

Created / Published

  • N.Y. : Printed & publd. by H.R. Robinson, 1838.

Headings

  • -  Benton, Thomas Hart,--1782-1858
  • -  Marcy, William L.--(William Learned),--1786-1857
  • -  Seward, William H.--(William Henry),--1801-1872
  • -  Van Buren, Martin,--1782-1862
  • -  New York (State)--1830-1840
  • -  Employment--1830-1840
  • -  Politics & government--1830-1840

Headings

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

Genre

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

Notes

  • -  Entd . . . 1838 by H.R. Robinson . . . Southn. Dist. of N.Y.
  • -  Printed & publd. by H.R. Robinson, 52 Cortlandt.
  • -  Probably drawn by H.D. (Henry Dacre?)
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Weitenkampf, p. 52.
  • -  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 1838-13.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 25.4 x 43.6 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PC/US - 1838.R661, no. 58 (B size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Repository

Digital Id

  • cph 3b31019 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b31019
  • cph 3g06091 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06091

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661324

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-84450 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZC4-6091 (color film copy transparency)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-84450 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZC4-6091 (color film copy transparency)
  • Call Number: PC/US - 1838.R661, no. 58 (B size) [P&P]
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Dacre, Henry, Approximately, and Henry R Robinson. The Rebound of the Ball. New York, 1838. N.Y.: Printed & publd. by H.R. Robinson. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661324/.

APA citation style:

Dacre, H. & Robinson, H. R. (1838) The Rebound of the Ball. New York, 1838. N.Y.: Printed & publd. by H.R. Robinson. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661324/.

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Dacre, Henry, Approximately, and Henry R Robinson. The Rebound of the Ball. N.Y.: Printed & publd. by H.R. Robinson. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661324/>.