Photo, Print, Drawing AntiMasonic Convention in Valdimor [on the] corner-stone march

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

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Title
AntiMasonic Convention in Valdimor [on the] corner-stone march
Summary
An illustrated sheet music cover for a march dedicated to the Masons. According to the text the march was performed "at the Ceremony of laying the Corner Stone of the Masonic Temple, Boston." The illustration parodies the national convention of the Antimasonic party, held in September 1831 in Baltimore ("Valdimor"). The convention nominated William Wirt for President and Amos Ellmaker for Vice President. The attendees are pictured as asses, geese, goats, and other animals gathered at a table presided over by a donkey wearing spectacles (center). A horse at left says, "Mr. President I should like to know what course we are to pursue with regard to the Presidency. I hope no candidate will be entered who is not a "full blooded" Antimason. rather than vote for any other I will "run" for the office myself." A cat in the background says, "No secret societies." A pig at right: "...I agree with my friend opposite. To save my own "Bacon" I would not vote for any man who would not go the "Whole Hog" for Antimasonry. A dog: "...I'm not used to many words. I never spin out a long yarn without getting into a "snarl." I've only to say, that since I have em"barked" in this business I am resolved to go the hull figure." On the wall in the background a clock reads five minutes to midnight.
Contributor Names
Bradlee, Charles, 1790 or 1791-1861.
Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865.
Created / Published
Boston : Published by C. Bradlee, 1832.
Subject Headings
-  Ellmaker, Amos,--1787-1851
-  Wirt, William
-  Antimasonic Party--1830-1840
-  Freemasons--1830-1840
-  Baltimore (Md.)--1830-1840
-  Boston (Mass.)--1830-1840
Format Headings
Lithographs--1830-1840.
Sheet music covers--1830-1840.
Notes
-  Boston. Published by C. Bradlee 164 Washington St.
-  Drawn by David Claypool Johnston.
-  Entered . . . 1832 by C. Bradlee.
-  The print appears to have been drawn by David Claypool Johnston. Malcolm Johnson records a sketch for the illustration in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society. D. C. Johnston's "Much Ado about Nothing" (see 1832-3), published in Boston slightly later, is akin in style, lettering, and in the nature of the scene. Both prints include the motif of a clock on the background wall.
-  Title appears as it is written on the item.
-  Johnson, no. 141.
-  Weitenkampf, p. 27.
-  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1832-1.
Medium
1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32 x 24 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
M1.A13 Z c-MUSIC
Repository
Library of Congress Music Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3b38212 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b38212
Library of Congress Control Number
2008661749
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-91876 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32 x 24 cm. (image) | An illustrated sheet music cover for a march dedicated to the Masons. According to the text the march was performed "at the Ceremony of laying the Corner Stone of the Masonic Temple, Boston." The illustration parodies the national convention of the Antimasonic party, held in September 1831 in Baltimore ("Valdimor"). The convention nominated William Wirt for President and Amos Ellmaker for Vice President. The attendees are pictured as asses, geese, goats, and other animals gathered at a table presided over by a donkey wearing spectacles (center). A horse at left says, "Mr. President I should like to know what course we are to pursue with regard to the Presidency. I hope no candidate will be entered who is not a "full blooded" Antimason. rather than vote for any other I will "run" for the office myself." A cat in the background says, "No secret societies." A pig at right: "...I agree with my friend opposite. To save my own "Bacon" I would not vote for any man who would not go the "Whole Hog" for Antimasonry. A dog: "...I'm not used to many words. I never spin out a long yarn without getting into a "snarl." I've only to say, that since I have em"barked" in this business I am resolved to go the hull figure." On the wall in the background a clock reads five minutes to midnight.
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Bradlee, Charles, 1790 Or, and David Claypoole Johnston. AntiMasonic Convention in Valdimor on the corner-stone march. Baltimore Boston Maryland Massachusetts, 1832. Boston: Published by C. Bradlee. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661749/.

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Bradlee, C. & Johnston, D. C. (1832) AntiMasonic Convention in Valdimor on the corner-stone march. Baltimore Boston Maryland Massachusetts, 1832. Boston: Published by C. Bradlee. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661749/.

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Bradlee, Charles, 1790 Or, and David Claypoole Johnston. AntiMasonic Convention in Valdimor on the corner-stone march. Boston: Published by C. Bradlee. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661749/>.

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