Photo, Print, Drawing The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance
About this Item
- The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance
- A satire on the reverse impact of John Binns's anti-Jackson "coffin handbill" campaign during the presidential race of 1828. Editor-publisher Binns supports on his back a large load of coffins, upon which are figures of Henry Clay (left) and incumbent President John Quincy Adams (right). Binns: "I must have an extra dose of Treasury-pap, or down go the Coffins Harry, for I feel faint already." Clay: "Hold on Jonny Q--for I find that the people are too much for us, and I'm sinking with Jack and his Coffins!" Adams (grasping the presidential chair): "I'll hang on to the Chair Harry, in spite of Coffin hand-bills Harris's letter Panama mission or the wishes of the People."
- Akin, James, approximately 1773-1846, artist
Created / Published
- - Adams, John Quincy,--1767-1848
- - Binns, John,--1772-1860
- - Clay, Henry,--1777-1852
- - Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845
- - Presidential elections--United States--1820-1830
- Political cartoons--1820-1830.
- Political cartoons--1820-1830
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - The print may have been produced in Philadelphia by James Akin, judging from similarities in the handling of the aquatint, attenuation of the figures, and lettering to his "Caucus Curs in Full Yell . . ." (no. 1824-2).
- - The Library has two colored impressions; the second impression is from the Marian S. Carson collection.
- - Century, p. 36.
- - Munsing, no. 37.
- - Weitenkampf, p. 21.
- - 2nd impression (DLC/PP-2001:068)
- - Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
- - Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1828-3.
- 1 print : etching and aquatint, with watercolor on wove paper ; plate 24.8 x 36.4 cm.
- 2nd impression 1 print : etching and aquatint, with watercolor on wove paper ; plate 24.8 x 36.4 cm, sheet 29.1 x 45.5 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1828.A000, no. 27 (B size) [P&P] PC/US - 1828.A000, no. 27a second colored impression.
- 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
- ds 00847 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.00847
- cph 3a39877 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a39877
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ds-00847 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-39530 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Akin, James, Approximately , Artist. The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance. United States, 1828. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661735/.
APA citation style:
Akin, J. (1828) The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance. United States, 1828. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661735/.
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Akin, James, Approximately , Artist. The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661735/>.