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American political caricatures

American political caricatures [graphic].

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Additional Authors
  • Clay, Edward Williams, 1799-1857.
  • Imbert, Anthony.
  • Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865.
16 prints : etching, engraving, lithograph, wood cut, some col.; 34.5 x 42.4 cm. or smaller.
Caricatures on topics including the Bank of the United States, the Jeffersonian Embargo, Nullification and westward expansion. Individuals portrayed include John Quincy Adams, Nicholas Biddle, John Binns, John Calhoun, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Webster and the fictitious characters Jack Downing and Santa Claus.
  • Caricatures – United States – 1700-1799.
  • Caricatures – United States – 1800-1899.
  • Prints – United States – 1700-1799.
  • Prints – United States – 1800-1899.
  • Printmakers include Edward Williams Clay, Anthony Imbert and David Claypoole Johnston.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • 1. Congressional Pugilists -- 2. Mad Tom in a Rage -- 3. D--n, d--n, the Author & Publisher, I say! -- 4. Democracy against the unnatural Union -- 5. A Foot-Race -- 6. A New Map of the United States with the Additional Territories on an Improved Plan, Exhibiting a View of the Rocky Mountains Surveyed by a Company of Winnebago Indians in 1828 -- 7. The Pedlar and his Pack or the Desperate Effort, an Over Balance -- 8. Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress Water Fount -- 9. The People putting the Responsibility to the test or the downfall of the Kitchen Cabinet and Collar Presses -- 10. Nullification - S.C. Ordinance - Treason - Civil War - Deception - Disunion - Anarchy -- 11. Major Joe Bunker's Last Parade, or the Fix of a Senator and his 700 Independents.
  • 12. The Modern Balaam and his Ass -- 13. New Edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost -- 14. The State Twins -- 15. Illustrations of the Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote & his Doughty Squire Sancho Panza -- 16. The Little Magician raising the spirit of Santaclaus, a la Der Freischutz.
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American political caricatures [graphic].
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Clay, Edward Williams, 1799-1857. Lithographer
Imbert, Anthony. Lithographer
Johnston, David Claypoole, 1799-1865. Etcher
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