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Photo, Print, Drawing Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist

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

About this Item

Title

  • Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist

Summary

  • A satire on the Van Buren administration challenged by Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. Harrison, dressed as a woman, tries to remove Van Buren from his throne with a midwife's forceps. Van Buren, clinging to his seat (lettered "US") says, "O! Help! Help! I cant hold out much longer. He will have me out, I feel he will: our suffering is intolerable." Holding him back are supporters (left to right) John C. Calhoun, Francis Preston Blair, Amos Kendall, and Thomas Hart Benton. Calhoun: "After all my turning and twisting and turning again and again to no purpose. Why it is worse than Nullification." Blair: "O! Granny spare the poor dear little creature. See how much he suffers. If we lose him we are undone indeed." Benton: "I am "Bent-on" holding him down, till his incubation be more complete, as I wish to deliver him myself." Harrison: "You must come my baby; if you stay here much longer you will kill your Mammy." Harrison stands on a small table covered with a cloth with an eagle ornament. A modest, upholstered chair (also with an eagle) stands to the right, in marked contrast to the larger, more ornate throne. The print is the work of the artist "HD," judging from its similarity, especially in the portraits, to his "A Political Movement" (no. 1840-37).

Names

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

Created / Published

  • N.Y. ; Washington, D.C. : Printed & pub. by H.R. Robinson, 1840.

Headings

  • -  Benton, Thomas Hart,--1782-1858
  • -  Blair, Francis Preston,--1791-1876
  • -  Calhoun, John C.--(John Caldwell),--1782-1850
  • -  Harrison, William Henry,--1773-1841
  • -  Kendall, Amos,--1789-1869
  • -  Van Buren, Martin,--1782-1862
  • -  Nullification--1840

Headings

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

Genre

  • Lithographs--1840
  • Political cartoons--1840

Notes

  • -  Drawn by "HD" (Henry Dacre?).
  • -  Printed and pub. by H.R. Robinson, no. 52 Cortlandt St. N.Y. & Pennsa. Avenue Washington D.C.
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Weitenkampf, p. 67.
  • -  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 1840-39.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.9 x 36 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PC/US - 1840.R661, no. 21 (A size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • cph 3b35959 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b35959

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661374

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-89588 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Call Number: PC/US - 1840.R661, no. 21 (A size) [P&P]
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Dacre, Henry, Approximately, and Henry R Robinson. Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist. , 1840. N.Y. ; Washington, D.C.: Printed & pub. by H.R. Robinson. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661374/.

APA citation style:

Dacre, H. & Robinson, H. R. (1840) Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist. , 1840. N.Y. ; Washington, D.C.: Printed & pub. by H.R. Robinson. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661374/.

MLA citation style:

Dacre, Henry, Approximately, and Henry R Robinson. Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist. N.Y. ; Washington, D.C.: Printed & pub. by H.R. Robinson. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661374/>.