Photo, Print, Drawing The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility
About this Item
- The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility
- Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men, several clergymen and one female slave among them, comment on the candidates and their parties, politics, and religion, as well as referencing current events and social or political organizations, such as the "White Oaks." A black servant reassures his master that he will take care of his "toes", and two black boys converse together. Includes a lengthly "medley" of verses sung to a variety of tunes popular at the time.
- Contributor Names
- Dawkins, Henry, -1786?
- Created / Published
- [Philadelphia : 1764]
- Subject Headings
- - Dove, David James,--1696?-1769
- - Franklin, Benjamin,--1706-1790--Political activity
- - Voting--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1760-1770
- - Political elections--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1760-1770
- - Courthouses--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1760-1770
- - Men--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--1760-1770
- - Songs--1760-1770
- Political cartoons--1760-1770.
- Political cartoons--1760-1770
- - Title from item.
- - This pro-Benjamin Franklin cartoon is one of the earliest American-created pictures of voting. Henry Dawkins, to whom this work is attributed, created satirical images for opposing sides of the hotly contested 1764 Pennsylvania election in which Presbyterians unseated Benjamin Franklin (in the only election he ever lost) and the Quaker Party with which he was affiliated.
- - Purchase; William Reese Company; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:080).
- - Exhibited in: "Creating the United States" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011.
- 1 print (broadside) : engraving ; 48 x 37.4 cm (sheet, trimmed)
- Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1764.D395, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Digital Id
- ppmsca 30574 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.30574
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-30574 (digital file from original print)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- LCCN Permalink
- Additional Metadata Formats
- MARCXML Record
- MODS Record
- Dublin Core Record
The Library of Congress does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not license or charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material.
Ultimately, it is the researcher's obligation to assess copyright or other use restrictions and obtain permission from third parties when necessary before publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the Library's collections.
For information about reproducing, publishing, and citing material from this collection, as well as access to the original items, see: American Cartoon Print Filing Series - Rights and Restrictions Information
- Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-30574 (digital file from original print)
- Call Number: PC/US - 1764.D395, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
- Access Advisory: ---
If an image is displaying, you can download it yourself. (Some images display only as thumbnails outside the Library of Congress because of rights considerations, but you have access to larger size images on site.)
Alternatively, you can purchase copies of various types through Library of Congress Duplication Services.
- If a digital image is displaying: The qualities of the digital image partially depend on whether it was made from the original or an intermediate such as a copy negative or transparency. If the Reproduction Number field above includes a reproduction number that starts with LC-DIG..., then there is a digital image that was made directly from the original and is of sufficient resolution for most publication purposes.
If there is information listed in the Reproduction Number field above:
You can use the reproduction number to purchase a copy from Duplication Services. It will be
made from the source listed in the parentheses after the number.
If only black-and-white ("b&w") sources are listed and you desire a copy showing color or tint (assuming the original has any), you can generally purchase a quality copy of the original in color by citing the Call Number listed above and including the catalog record ("About This Item") with your request.
- If there is no information listed in the Reproduction Number field above: You can generally purchase a quality copy through Duplication Services. Cite the Call Number listed above and include the catalog record ("About This Item") with your request.
Price lists, contact information, and order forms are available on the Duplication Services Web site.
Access to Originals
Please use the following steps to determine whether you need to fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room to view the original item(s). In some cases, a surrogate (substitute image) is available, often in the form of a digital image, a copy print, or microfilm.
Is the item digitized? (A thumbnail (small) image will be visible on the left.)
Yes, the item is digitized.
Please use the digital image in preference to requesting the original. All images can be
viewed at a large size when you are in any reading room at the Library of Congress. In some
cases, only thumbnail (small) images are available when you are outside the Library of
Congress because the item is rights restricted or has not been evaluated for rights
As a preservation measure, we generally do not serve an original item when a digital image is available. If you have a compelling reason to see the original, consult with a reference librarian. (Sometimes, the original is simply too fragile to serve. For example, glass and film photographic negatives are particularly subject to damage. They are also easier to see online where they are presented as positive images.)
- No, the item is not digitized. Please go to #2.
- Yes, the item is digitized. Please use the digital image in preference to requesting the original. All images can be viewed at a large size when you are in any reading room at the Library of Congress. In some cases, only thumbnail (small) images are available when you are outside the Library of Congress because the item is rights restricted or has not been evaluated for rights restrictions.
Do the Access Advisory or Call Number fields above indicate that a non-digital surrogate exists, such as microfilm or copy prints?
- Yes, another surrogate exists. Reference staff can direct you to this surrogate.
- No, another surrogate does not exist. Please go to #3.
- If you do not see a thumbnail image or a reference to another surrogate, please fill out a call slip in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room. In many cases, the originals can be served in a few minutes. Other materials require appointments for later the same day or in the future. Reference staff can advise you in both how to fill out a call slip and when the item can be served.
To contact Reference staff in the Prints and Photographs Reading Room, please use our Ask A Librarian service or call the reading room between 8:30 and 5:00 at 202-707-6394, and Press 3.
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Dawkins, Henry, -1786?. The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility. Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1764. [Philadelphia:] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2010645651/.
APA citation style:
Dawkins, H. (1764) The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility. Pennsylvania Philadelphia, 1764. [Philadelphia:] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2010645651/.
MLA citation style:
Dawkins, Henry, -1786?. The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility. [Philadelphia:] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2010645651/>.
More Photos, Prints, Drawings like this
Photo, Print, DrawingLiberty triumphant; or the downfall of oppression 1 print : engraving ; sheet 25 x 34 cm. | Political cartoon shows New England colonists' response to the British Tea Tax, enacted by Lord North's ministry in 1773, superimposed over...
- Contributor: Dawkins, Henry
- Date: 1774
Photo, Print, DrawingA thrilling incident during voting,--18th Ward, Philadelphia, Oct. 11 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; 21.7 x 29.2 cm (image), 29.1 x 33.3 cm (sheet) | Print shows an emotionally charged condemnation of the Copperheads or Peace Democrats and...
- Contributor: Harley, Joseph S. - Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) Dlc - Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1864
Photo, Print, DrawingThe nations bulwark. A well disciplined militia 1 print : etching with aquatint on wove paper ; 27.3 x 43.6 cm. (plate) | A satire on the Philadelphia militia, the first and apparently only number issued in a projected...
- Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams - Hobson, R. H., Active
- Date: 1829
Photo, Print, DrawingThe Philadelphia election fraud 1 print : wood engraving.
- Date: 1872
Photo, Print, DrawingAnti-Masonic apron 1 print on fine wove paper : engraving ; plate 32.5 x 34 cm. | An attack on the Antimasonic party, produced shortly after their September national convention in Baltimore. The "apron"...
- Contributor: Cammeyer, W.
- Date: 1831