Photo, Print, Drawing The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every man they have assasinated
About this Item
- The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every man they have assasinated
- Again partisan bitterness, over the perceived Whig betrayal of Henry Clay's hopes for the presidential nomination and over subsequent efforts to obtain Clay's endorsement of Zachary Taylor's candidacy, is vented in this scene. The "available" label is applied in a pejorative sense, suggesting a party whose choice of a candidate was guided not by principles but by public image or popularity. Henry Clay is seated at a desk before three men who present him with a document that reads: "MR. CLAY, we have called on you to humbly request that you will state to your Friends, that you approve of the Philadelphia Convention, and that you Endorse General Taylor as a good Whig." William V. Brady, former mayor of New York City, stands closest to Clay and explains, "Mr. Clay while I was Mayor of the City of New York I used all the Influence I had to have you nominated, you have always been my first choice." Seated in a chair at far right is Senator John J. Crittenden, who urges Brady to tell Clay ". . . that he was our first Choice." Standing next to Brady, holding the endorsement document, is James Watson Webb, publisher of the New York "Courier & Enquirer. " He warns, "hold your tounge [sic] Crittenden you will ruin every thing." Clay responds to their request, "Gentlemen I cannot endorse a note that the drawer himself has not signed," a cunning reference to Taylor's well-known reluctance to specifically commit himself to Whig principles. Portraits of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson hang on the wall behind Clay.
- Robinson, Henry R., -1850.
Created / Published
- [New York] : Published by H.R. Robinson, 1848.
- - Brady, William V
- - Clay, Henry,--1777-1852
- - Crittenden, John J.--(John Jordan),--1787-1863
- - Webb, J. Watson--(James Watson),--1802-1884
- - New York tribune--1840-1850
- - Philadelphia (Pa.)--1840-1850
- - Presidential elections--United States--1840-1850
- Political cartoons--1840-1850.
- - Drawn by "W.J.C."
- - Entered . . . 1848 by H.R. Robinson.
- - Published by H.R. Robinson 31, Park Row directly opposite the Park Fountain, adjoining Lovejoys Hotel.
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - Weitenkampf, p. 93.
- - 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 1848-23.
- 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 31.1 x 42.8 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1848.R661, no. 25 (A size) [P&P]
- American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- cph 3a29451 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a29451
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- LC-USZ62-28754 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Robinson, Henry R., -1850. The Available Party Trying to Get Their Villany Endorsed by the Every Man They Have Assasinated. United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1848. [New York: Published by H.R. Robinson] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661485/.
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Robinson, H. R. (1848) The Available Party Trying to Get Their Villany Endorsed by the Every Man They Have Assasinated. United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1848. [New York: Published by H.R. Robinson] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661485/.
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Robinson, Henry R., -1850. The Available Party Trying to Get Their Villany Endorsed by the Every Man They Have Assasinated. [New York: Published by H.R. Robinson] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661485/>.