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Photo, Print, Drawing The buck chase of 1856

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

About this Item

Title

  • The buck chase of 1856

Summary

  • Democratic candidate James Buchanan, as a buck deer, crosses the finish line of a racecourse ahead of competitors Millard Fillmore and John C. Fremont. Spectators cheer in the stands behind. Fillmore appears as an emaciated horse, fallen on the course. Next, Fremont follows close on the heels of Buchanan. Fremont stands astride two horses: one with the head of New York "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley and the other the "wooly nag" of abolitionism. The latter here more closely resembles a filly than a nag. Greeley: "Monte why didn't you lean more on the wooly horse--you gave me all your weight--never mind we've beat the grey Filly [i.e., Fillmore] next time we'ill head off that hard old Buck." Fremont: "Get out--hang you and the Wooly Horse--I could beat that broken down silver grey "Filly" and the old Buck too--had I gone on my own hook." Fillmore: "Oh! Oh! why did'nt I stay in sweet Italy with my friend King Bomba and the lazy Neapolitans--Then I should not have been blowen up like a Bag of wind in this Chase." Buchanan: "Never mind Gentn. I could not "help" beating you, the American Nation wished it so--I will send you all to Ostend--and I promise you that I will have no Tailors in my white House. [As a youth Fillmore had been apprenticed to a tailor.] Mercy on me! to think that this Glorious People should be almost Pierced to Death [a reference to unpopular Democratic incumbent Franklin Pierce] by War and making Free States in this land of Liberty by a set of Fashion inventores 'I'll none of it.'"

Names

  • Childs, J. (John)
  • Magee, John L.

Created / Published

  • Phila. : Published by John Childs, 1856.

Headings

  • -  Buchanan, James,--1791-1868
  • -  Greeley, Horace,--1811-1872
  • -  Free Soil Party (U.S.)--1850-1860
  • -  Abolition movement--Kansas--1850-1860
  • -  Presidential elections--United States--1850-1860
  • -  Ostend Manifesto
  • -  Woolly Nag of abolitionism

Headings

  • Lithographs--1850-1860.
  • Political cartoons--1850-1860.

Genre

  • Lithographs--1850-1860
  • Political cartoons--1850-1860

Notes

  • -  Probably drawn by John L. Magee.
  • -  Published by John Childs, 84 So. 3rd St. Phila.
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1856-18.
  • -  LAC ecr 2021-10-25 no edits (1 card)

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 31.8 x 46.5 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Stern Collection, portfolio 4, no. 17

Repository

  • Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661586

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-92049 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Childs, J, and John L Magee. The Buck Chase of. United States Kansas, 1856. Phila.: Published by John Childs. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661586/.

APA citation style:

Childs, J. & Magee, J. L. (1856) The Buck Chase of. United States Kansas, 1856. Phila.: Published by John Childs. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661586/.

MLA citation style:

Childs, J, and John L Magee. The Buck Chase of. Phila.: Published by John Childs. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661586/>.