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    The first great Western empire: or, the United States of America 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 26 x 37.5 cm. (image) | A patriotic broadside illustrated with emblems of the United States composed chiefly of typographic elements. A large central framework incorporates a small "Temple of Freedom" surmounted by a small Liberty figure, and containing the words "The Federal Constitution." On each side are oval bust portraits of Presidents (left...
    • Contributor: Clark, Jonathan - Packard, R.
    • Date: 1812
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    Our country . . . home industry 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on wove paper ; 31.7 x 26.1 cm. (image) | An anti-Jackson broadside issued during the 1824 presidential election campaign. The text strongly criticizes Jackson's anti-tariff platform and condemns him and William Coleman as advocates of British interests. The author also praises Henry Clay's support of American home industry. The illustrations symbolically represent Industry, Commerce, and Agriculture. The...
    • Date: 1824
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    City of New York. Mordecai M. Noah, of No. 57, Franklin-Street, being duly sworn . . . 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 53.6 x 44.5 cm. (sheet). | Parody of a public notice, dated June 20, 1828, reporting an assault on American Zionist, playwright, and editor Mordecai Manuel Noah by Elijah J. Roberts. In the text Noah petitions that Roberts "be bound by recognizance to be of good behavior and keep the peace, and to answer...
    • Date: 1828
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    Slave market of America 1 print : letterpress with nine wood-engravings ; 64.2 x 48.5 cm (sheet) | A broadside condemning the sale and keeping of slaves in the District of Columbia. The work was issued during the 1835-36 petition campaign, waged by moderate abolitionists led by Theodore Dwight Weld and buttressed by Quaker organizations, to have Congress abolish slavery in the capital. The text contains arguments for...
    • Contributor: Dorr, William S. - American Anti-Slavery Society
    • Date: 1836
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    Am I not a man and a brother? 1 print : woodcut on wove paper ; 26.7 x 22.8 cm. | The large, bold woodcut image of a supplicant male slave in chains appears on the 1837 broadside publication of John Greenleaf Whittier's antislavery poem, "Our Countrymen in Chains." The design was originally adopted as the seal of the Society for the Abolition of Slavery in England in the 1780s, and appeared...
    • Contributor: American Anti-Slavery Society - Anti-Slavery Office (New York, N.Y,)
    • Date: 1837
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    Declaration of the Anti-Slavery Convention. Assembled in Philadelphia, December 4, 1833 1 print : woodcut with letterpress and type ornaments on wove papers ; 10 x 16 cm. | The broadside declaration is illustrated with a headpiece of Hercules strangling the Nemean lion as two astonished elders look on. Beneath the woodcut is the line, "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet." On...
    • Contributor: Gilbert, Reuben S. - Merrihew & Gunn
    • Date: 1833
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    The great political car and last load of patriots. Dorr, Jackson, Simmons and Arnold! 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on wove paper ; 59.2 x 49 cm. (sheet) | A virulent attack on the four conservative Rhode Island legislators who broke with the Law and Order Party to support a Democratic movement to free imprisoned radical Thomas Wilson Dorr. (On the Dorrite Rebellion see also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks, Tyrants Prostrate Liberty Triumphant," and "The Four...
    • Date: 1845
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    The four traitors, who most infamously sold themselves to the Dorrites for office and political power 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on wove paper ; 27 x 21 cm. (printing) | An illustrated broadside reviling four Rhode Island Whigs who broke party ranks to support a popular movement to free imprisoned radical Thomas Wilson Dorr. (On the Dorr Rebellion see also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks, Tyrants Prostrate Liberty Triumphant," and "The Great Political Car and Last Load of...
    • Date: 1845
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    Some account of some of the bloody deeds of General Jackson 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 55.7 x 38.5 cm. (sheet) | One of the well-known "coffin hand bills" originated by Republican editor John Binns in his campaign against presidential candidate Andrew Jackson. The six coffins across the top of the broadside represent six militiamen executed under Jackson's orders during the Creek War in 1813. Other coffins represent soldiers and...
    • Contributor: Binns, John
    • Date: 1828
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    Federal-Abolition-Whig trap, to catch voters in 1 print : woodcut on wove paper ; 10.6 x 11.5 cm. (image), 32.1 x 19.2 cm. (sheet) | An illustrated anti-Whig broadside, designed to combat the "Log Cabin campaign" tactics of presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The text warns the people of New Orleans of Whig election propaganda: "People of Louisiana, above you have an accurate representation of the federal "Log-Cabin" Trap, invented...
    • Date: 1840
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    Bobalition of slavery 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on laid paper ; 12 x 17.5 cm. | Another in the series of "bobalition" broadsides, marking the July 14 celebration of the anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade. (See no. 1819-2). The text, facetiously dated "Uly 14teenth 18 hundred and 30 tu," consists of a letter to "Captain Ookpate" from "Pomp Peters" and "Cezar Garbo"...
    • Date: 1832
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    Reply to bobalition of slavery 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on laid paper ; 10.5 x 24 cm. | One of several racist parodies of black American illiteracy, dialect, and manners issued in Boston at various times between 1819 and 1832. Others in the series are "Grand Bobalition or Great Annibersary Fussible" (no. 1821-1), "Grand and Splendid Bobalition of Slavery" (1822, Collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania),...
    • Date: 1819
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    Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible" 1 print : woodcut with letterpress, on laid paper ; 12 x 17.5 cm. | Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) The illustration shows a black militia troop marching from left to right. The text, facetiously dated "Bosson, Uly 14, 18021" consists of a letter of instruction from "Cesar Crappo" to...
    • Date: 1821
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    Grand celebrashun ob de bobalition ob African slaver!!! 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on laid paper ; 11.5 x 19 cm. | Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) This one is facetiously dated "Uly 14, 1825, 6 month and little more beside," suggesting it appeared in 1825 or 1826. It is illustrated with silhouette figures of black men,...
    • Date: 1825
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    Dreadful Riot on Negro Hill! 1 print : woodcut with letterpress on wove paper ; 12.3 x 18.5 cm. | Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides, parodying black manners, illiteracy, and dialect. (See no. 1819-2.) The text describes, in the words of a "letter from Phillis to her sister in the country," a nocturnal attack by white Bostonians on black freedmen and their homes. The letter is facetiously...
    • Date: 1827
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    Public meeting. A general meeting of the friends of Harrison & reform . . . 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 12 x 17 cm. (block) | An illustrated broadside announcing a "general meeting of the friends of Harrison & Reform" in Alton (Illinois) on May 9, 1840. Harrison, in farmer's clothes and broad-brimmed hat, stands next to a plough. Behind him is a barrel of hard cider, a log cabin, and another log building...
    • Date: 1840
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    The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility 1 print (broadside) : engraving ; 48 x 37.4 cm (sheet, trimmed) | 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...
    • Contributor: Dawkins, Henry
    • Date: 1764
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    Westward the march of empire takes it flight 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with letterpress ; image 75 x 56.5 cm. | A grand Whig campaign broadside, with text "A brief sketch of the principal events in the lives of William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler . . ." written by Benjamin Owen Tyler. The biographies highlight the candidates' public careers and (in Harrison's case) military exploits. The text is...
    • Contributor: Baker, Alfred E. - Tyler, Benjamin Owen
    • Date: 1840
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    National Democratic Republican nomination 1 print on wove paper: lithograph ; sheet 59 x 48.5 cm. | A campaign broadside for Democratic candidates Martin Van Buren and Richard Johnson, produced for the presidential election of 1840. It is illustrated with: 1) a vignette of the American eagle in a halo of stars, clutching arrows and an olive branch, and draped with a banderole on which appears the motto:...
    • Contributor: Endicott - Durham, Elijah
    • Date: 1840
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    The life and public services of William H. Harrison 1 print on wove paper : wood engraving and letterpress ; sheet 56.2 x 43.4 cm. | A large Whig campaign broadside for the presidential election of 1840. Three columns of text outline the career, military accomplishments, and other distinctions of presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The text is framed by illustrations of battles and other incidents, military motifs and trophies, figures of Indians...
    • Contributor: Fagan, J. - Croome, Meignelle & Minot
    • Date: 1840
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    The champions of the people's right 1 print on wove paper : woodcut with letterpress and stenciled coloring ; image 86.5 x 66.2 cm. | Another large campaign broadside or "chart" for Tilden and Hendricks. (See also no. 1876-4.) The candidates' bust portraits appear in oval medallions enframed by lush foliage and flowers. A classical female figure between them holds above their heads two laurel wreaths. Flanking them are figures...
    • Contributor: Haasis & Lubrecht
    • Date: 1876
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    For President Horace Greeley of New York and for Vice President Benjn. Gratz. Brown Print shows an unusually elaborate and imaginative campaign banner for Liberal Republican-Democratic presidential candidate Horace Greeley. The print contrasts scenes of war and mayhem from Ulysses S. Grant's past as a Civil War general (right) to the world of letters, peace, and progress supposedly fostered by New York Tribune editor Greeley (left). Wearing his trademark white coat and spectacles, Greeley appears in the foreground...
    • Contributor: Merinsky, Svobodin - Brueckner, Henry
    • Date: 1872
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    Log cabin anecdotes. Illustrated incidents in the life of Gen. William Henry Harrison 1 print on wove paper : woodcut ; sheet 57.7 x 44 cm. | A Whig campaign broadside, with text describing a series of 12 incidents in the life of William Henry Harrison, illustrated with wood-engravings. The incidents are (counterclockwise from upper left): "Harrison's humanity in war," "Harrison's address to [Simon] Bolivar," "Harrison's treatment of an old fellow soldier," "Harrison preferring another man's son...
    • Date: 1840
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    Harrison, union, liberty, and independence 1 print on wove paper : lithograph with letterpress ; image 63 x 50 cm. | A large Whig campaign broadside, very similar to "Westward the March of Empire" (no. 1840-31) with the same lengthy text, here entitled "Epitome of the life of William Henry Harrison ..." Framing the text are two pairs of Ionic columns supporting a pediment, on which rests an eagle...
    • Contributor: Tyler, Benjamin Owen
    • Date: 1840