Photo, Print, Drawing A foot-race
About this Item
- A foot-race
- A figurative portrayal of the presidential race of 1824. A crowd of cheering citizens watch as candidates (left to right) John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Andrew Jackson stride toward the finish. Henry Clay has dropped from the race and stands, hand on head, on the far right saying, "D--n it I cant save my distance--so I may as well "draw up."" He is consoled by a man in riding clothes, "Well dont distress yourself--there'll be some scrubbing by & by & then you'll have a chance." Assorted comments come from the crowd, reflecting various sectional and partisan views. A Westerner with stovepipe hat and powder horn: "Hurra for our Jacks-"son."" Former President John Adams: "Hurra for our son "Jack."" Two men in coachmen's livery: "That inne-track fellow [Crawford] goes so well; that I think he must have got the better of the bots [boss?]." and "Like enough; but betwixt you & I--I dont think he'll ever get the better of the "Quinsy."" A ragged Irishman: "Blast my eyes if I dont "venter" a "small" horn of rotgut on that "bald filly" in the middle [Adams]." A Frenchman: "Ah hah! Mon's Neddy I tink dat kick on de "back of you side" is worse den have no dinner de fourt of july." In the left background is a platform and an inaugural scene, the "Presidential Chair" with a purse "
- Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865.
Created / Published
- Boston : Crackfardi Delt. et Sct. David Claypool Johnston, 1824.
- - Adams, John Quincy,--1767-1848
- - Adams, John,--1735-1826
- - Crawford, William Harris,--1772-1834
- - Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845
- - Presidential elections--United States.--1820-1830
- - France--1820-1830
- Political cartoons--1820-1830.
- - (Swann Fund Purchase)
- - Crackfardi Delt. et Sct. (David Claypool Johnston, Boston).
- - The print probably appeared late in the election campaign, as Weitenkampf cites an impression in the New York Public Library with the copyright legend "Entered . . . Oct. 6, 1824." The Library's impression has only the title and signature.
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - Century, p. 32-33.
- - Johnson, no. 41.
- - Murrell, p. 106, 108.
- - Weitenkampf, p. 21.
- - Purchase (Caroline and Erwin Swann Memorial Fund); (DLC/PP-1984:313).
- - 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 1824-4.
- 1 print : etching on wove paper ; 21.4 x 27.5 cm. (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1824.J635, no. 1 (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/p.print
- ds 05217 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.05217
- cph 3b35943 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b35943
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ds-05217 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-89572 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Johnston, David Claypoole. A Foot-Race. United States France, 1824. Boston: Crackfardi Delt. et Sct. David Claypool Johnston. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661728/.
APA citation style:
Johnston, D. C. (1824) A Foot-Race. United States France, 1824. Boston: Crackfardi Delt. et Sct. David Claypool Johnston. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661728/.
MLA citation style:
Johnston, David Claypoole. A Foot-Race. Boston: Crackfardi Delt. et Sct. David Claypool Johnston. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661728/>.