Photo, Print, Drawing The Democratic platform
About this Item
- The Democratic platform
- Print shows Democratic presidential candidate James Buchanan lying on the backs of three men on their hands and knees, from left, Senator Thomas Hart Benton identified as "Old Bullion", President Franklin Pierce identified as "Franklin the last", and John Van Buren identified as "Prince John", who is speaking to his father, former president, Martin Van Buren identified as "Martin the first", shown as a fox in a cave on the right. Seated on top of Buchanan is a Southern slave owner with one of his young slaves. Brother Jonathan stands on the far left and suggests to the Southern slave owner that he might not be able to trust the strength of the supporters of the Democratic platform.
- N. Currier (Firm)
Created / Published
- [New York] : For sale at No. 2 Spruce St., N.Y., 
- - Buchanan, James,--1791-1868
- - Benton, Thomas Hart,--1782-1858
- - Pierce, Franklin,--1804-1869
- - Van Buren, Martin,--1782-1862
- - Van Buren, John,--1810-1866
- - Democratic Party (U.S.)--1850-1860
- - Brother Jonathan (Nickname)
- - Political platforms--United States--1850-1860
- - Presidential elections--United States--1850-1860
- - Legislators--United States--1850-1860
- - Abolition movement--United States--1850-1860
- - Slavery--United States--1850-1860
- - African Americans--Civil rights--United States--1850-1860
- Political cartoons--1850-1860.
- Political cartoons--1850-1860
- - Title from item.
- - The Library has two copies of this print.
- - The Library also has a redrawn version of the print with the text in German, "The Democratische Plattform," where the dialogue is simplified and the Pierce figure is identified as "Bully [i.e., Preston S.] Brooks," and Brother Jonathan/Uncle Sam has been replaced with a Dutchman.
- - Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1684
- - Weitenkampf, p. 117
- - Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1856-12.
- 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 32.6 x 44.2 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Currier & Ives--Democratic platform (B size) [P&P]
- Popular graphic art 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
- pga 04796 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.04796
- cph 3a12782 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a12782
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-pga-04796 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-10359 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
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N. Currier. The Democratic platform. United States, 1856. [New York: For sale at No. 2 Spruce St., N.Y] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017648269/.
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N. Currier. (1856) The Democratic platform. United States, 1856. [New York: For sale at No. 2 Spruce St., N.Y] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2017648269/.
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N. Currier. The Democratic platform. [New York: For sale at No. 2 Spruce St., N.Y] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017648269/>.