Photo, Print, Drawing The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshanks, under the immediate Superintendence of Maj. Jack Downing.
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- The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshanks, under the immediate Superintendence of Maj. Jack Downing.
- A burlesque parade, led by Andrew Jackson and satirizing various aspects of his administration. The procession moves from right to left. At its head is Jackson, seated on a horse with Martin Van Buren cross-legged behind him. Next is a devil playing a fiddle, followed by a mounted officer whose horse is one of two drawing a wagon holding caged Indians, with a flag "Rights of Man" and liberty cap. Inside the cage a forlorn Indian sings "Home! Sweet home!" This may refer to Jackson's controversial Indian resettlement program. It probably refers to a specific casualty of this program, Sauk Indian leader Black Hawk, who in 1832 had led an unsuccessful uprising to resist white incursion into Indian lands in Ohio. Touring the Eastern United States as a prisoner of war, Black Hawk and his party arrived in New York on June 12, 1833, coinciding with Jackson's own visit there. The singing Indian resembles Charles Bird King's portrait of Black Hawk, painted in 1832. In the background are a cheering crowd, a hickory tree and a balloon overhead marked "rising generation." The figures sing lyrics from various songs. Jackson: "I've kissed and I've prattled to fifty fair maids." Van Buren: "Had I a heart for falshood fram'd." Devil: "When wild wars deadly blast was blown." Soldier: "How happy's [the] soldier that lives on his pay." Monkey atop the wagon: "Merrily every bosom boundeth." Prostrate drunk in foreground: "Hail! Columbia, happy land." Flags with various messages fly above the crowd, saying "See the Conquering Hero comes / Sound the trumpet beat the drums." and "Remember the glories of Brien the Brave" and "Honour and gratitude to the man who has filled the measure of his countrys glory." Atop the hickory tree flies a banner with "Heaven send it happy dew, / Earth lend it sap anew / Gaily to burgeon / And broadly to grow." Below the title is the quote, "There hath not been the like of them, neither shall there be any more after them, even to the years of many generations."
- Straightshanks, Hassan.
- Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865, artist (attributed name).
- Bufford, John Henry, 1810-1870, printer (attributed name).
- Endicott & Swett, publisher
Created / Published
- [New York] : [Endicott & Swett], [1833?]
- - Black Hawk,--Sauk chief,--1767-1838
- - Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845
- - Van Buren, Martin,--1782-1862
- - Economic policy--1830-1840
- - Boston (Mass.)--1830-1840
- Political cartoons--1830-1840.
- Political cartoons--1830-1840
- - Title from item.
- - Caption below title: "There hath been the like of them, neither shall there be any more after them, even to the years of many generations".
- - Hassan Straightshanks may be a pseudonym for David Claypool Johnston; Downing is a fictitious character. Print may also be the work of John Henry Bufford.
- - Publisher and date supplied from copyright statement.
- - Fowble, E. McSherry. Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880, no. 332.
- - Malcolm Johnson, "David Claypool Johnston, the American Cruikshank," Antiques, July 1972 p. 101-107.
- - Murrell, William. A history of American graphic humor, p. 120, 124.
- - Weitenkampf, Frank. Political Caricature in the United States, p. 31.
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1833-11.
- - Published in: Many nations: A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Indian and Alaska native peoples of the United States / edited by Patrick Frazier and the Publishing Office. Washington : Library of Congress, 1996, p. 173.
- - Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
- - "Entered according to act of Congress by E.& S. [i.e. Endicott & Swett] New-York, 1833" Below image, right side.
- - DCRM(G) example 1G7 - qualifications in statement of responsibility
- - DCRM(G) example from GIHC no. 16
- 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; image and text 23 x 33 cm, sheet 27 x 42 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1833.E567, 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
- cph 3a12096 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a12096
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZ62-9646 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
Additional Metadata Formats
- Bufford, John Henry
- Bufford, John Henry,, Printer (Attributed Name)
- Endicott & Swett
- Johnston, David Claypoole
- Johnston, David Claypoole,, Artist (Attributed Name)
- Straightshanks, Hassan
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Chicago citation style:
Straightshanks, Hassan, David Claypoole Johnston, John Henry Bufford, and Publisher Endicott & Swett. The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshanks, under the immediate Superintendence of Maj. Jack Downing. Boston Massachusetts, 1833. [New York: Endicott & Swett, ?] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661760/.
APA citation style:
Straightshanks, H., Johnston, D. C., Bufford, J. H. & Endicott & Swett, P. (1833) The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshanks, under the immediate Superintendence of Maj. Jack Downing. Boston Massachusetts, 1833. [New York: Endicott & Swett, ?] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661760/.
MLA citation style:
Straightshanks, Hassan, et al. The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshanks, under the immediate Superintendence of Maj. Jack Downing. [New York: Endicott & Swett, ?] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661760/>.