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Title

  • Whig harmony

Summary

  • A severe split within the Whig ranks, between partisans of Henry Clay and those of Zachary Taylor, preceded the party's convention in June 1848. Here Horace Greeley, one of Clay's most influential northern supporters, tries to drive the party wagon downhill toward "Salt River" (a contemporary idiom for political doom). At the same time, a Brother Jonathan or Uncle Sam figure steers in the opposite direction, toward the White House. Greeley whips his horse, a scrawny nag with the head of Henry Clay, with a switch or small branch; the uphill-bound horse has Taylor's head, and its driver wields a carriage whip. The cart is laden with papers marked "Tariff," "Bank," and "Internal Improvements," traditional catchwords of Whig politics. Greeley: "It's of no use to talk to me, for Mr. Clay says he would rather be right than to be President, and that is the policy I am adopting now." Brother Jonathan: "Do slack up a little there, Horace, till we get over a chock that some one has put before the wheel." The "chock" that the cart has run into is a rock marked "Wilmot Proviso," placed in the road by Congressman David Wilmot. The question of the validity of the proviso, an 1846 proposal to prohibit slavery in territories acquired during the Mexican War, became an important issue in the 1848 campaign, and a stumbling block to candidates like Taylor who courted Southern support. The proviso was never passed by the Senate.

Names

  • Baillie, James S., active 1838-1855.
  • Bucholzer, H.

Created / Published

  • New York : Published by James Baillie, 1848.

Headings

  • -  Clay, Henry,--1777-1852
  • -  Greeley, Horace,--1811-1872
  • -  Taylor, Zachary,--1784-1850
  • -  Wilmot, David,--1814-1868
  • -  Free Soil Party (U.S.)--1840-1850
  • -  White House (Washington, D.C.)--1840-1850
  • -  Wilmot proviso--1840-1850
  • -  Presidential elections--United States--1840-1850
  • -  Slavery--1840-1850
  • -  Tariffs--1840-1850
  • -  Salt River

Headings

  • Lithographs--1840-1850.
  • Political cartoons--1840-1850.

Genre

  • Lithographs--1840-1850
  • Political cartoons--1840-1850

Notes

  • -  Entered . . . 1848 by J. Baillie.
  • -  Published by James Baillie, 87th St. near 3rd Avenue, New York.
  • -  Signed in reverse: H.B. (H. Bucholzer).
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Lorant, p. 189.
  • -  Weitenkampf, p. 95.
  • -  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 1848-21.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.4 x 39.1 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PC/US - 1848.B157, no. 36 (B 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 3a05733 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a05733

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661483

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-1994 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-1994 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: PC/US - 1848.B157, no. 36 (B size) [P&P]
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Baillie, James S., Active, and H Bucholzer. Whig Harmony. United States, 1848. New York: Published by James Baillie. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661483/.

APA citation style:

Baillie, J. S. & Bucholzer, H. (1848) Whig Harmony. United States, 1848. New York: Published by James Baillie. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661483/.

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Baillie, James S., Active, and H Bucholzer. Whig Harmony. New York: Published by James Baillie. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661483/>.