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Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man in the moon at large

Sublime and beautiful reflections on the French revolution, or the man...

Print shows Edmund Burke sitting at a desk on a crescent moon, holding a quill pen, an open "pamphlet" and an inkwell are on the desk, broken chains hang from his wrists; a scene on the front of the desk, label... more

Characters & caricaturas / W. Hogarth fecit.

Characters & caricaturas / W. Hogarth fecit.

Print shows numerous faces drawn by English painter and cartoonist William Hogarth to illustrate what he considered the difference between "characters" (faces drawn from nature) and "caricaturas" (faces with ex... more

An old fox tarr'd and feather'd

An old fox tarr'd and feather'd

Print shows title page illustration of caricature of John Wesley as a fox in clerical robes.

Prattle / MD.

Prattle / MD.

Print shows a full-length portrait of a man, right profile, holding hat in right hand. Includes inscription below which expresses the opinion of the character depicted regarding the progress of the war in America.

[Italian composer in England]

[Italian composer in England]

Drawing showing a caricature of a man playing piano and singing loudly as a bird, possibly a parrot, sings on a windowsill.

General Oglethorpe

General Oglethorpe

Print shows James Oglethorpe, bust portrait, right profile.

The Shell--born Jess-t / Ignatius Loyola invt. ; K.

The Shell--born Jess-t / Ignatius Loyola invt. ; K.

Print shows the Earl of Shelburne, full-length portrait, left profile, as a Jesuit.

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert in Newgate Street / J.N. 1784 ; etched by J. Nixon.

--Cater ... an amateur of music well known at the Queen's Arms concert...

Print shows an elderly man sitting on a bench, holding a violin, with a music stand in front of him.

Reform and no reform, or the lovely pair's gentle fracas

Reform and no reform, or the lovely pair's gentle fracas

Print shows "with the Head of Boreas", Lord North, standing to the left of a platform labeled "Reform Janus", and "with the Head of Reynard", Charles Fox, standing on the right; on the platform is a devil/human... more

Il faut rendre à César ce qui est à César et a la nation ce qui est à la nation

Il faut rendre à César ce qui est à César et a la nation ce qui est à ...

Print shows a man sitting at a table rendering accounts, standing before the table is a cleric holding a bag of money which he apparently refuses to add to the bags on the table, standing behind the table with ... more

Beauties of fashion & c. ("Belzebub Blacklegs")

Beauties of fashion & c. ("Belzebub Blacklegs")

Head and shoulders caricatures of 31 persons.

L'assembleé des aristocrates

L'assembleé des aristocrates

Print shows a tightly composed group of caricatured heads, including a few animal heads, of the aristocracy.

Il faut donc mourir puis qu'il n'i a plus de son

Il faut donc mourir puis qu'il n'i a plus de son

Print shows a pig sitting upright on the ground, dressed in ecclesiastical vestiments, on the right is a member of the Third Estate holding a long staff and a bell-like device on a string which he holds up befo... more

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Don Dismallo running the literary gantlet

Print shows Edmund Burke in fools dress receiving lashes on his bare back as he runs a gauntlet of his peers which also includes Justice holding a sword, and Liberty, with staff topped with a liberty cap, who h... more

Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution

Frontispiece to Reflections on the French revolution

Print shows Edmund Burke on bended knee as though proposing to a vision which appears before him of Marie Antoinette, while a cherub touches his head with a firebrand emitting the sparks of romance.

Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his midnight "calculations"

Smelling out a rat; or the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his ...

Print shows Richard Price seated at a desk, he turns to look over his right shoulder at a vision of an enormous Edmund Burke, his spectacles, nose, and hands emerge from the haze, a crown in one hand and a cros... more

Eh bien, J-- F--, dira-tu encore vive la noblesse?

Eh bien, J-- F--, dira-tu encore vive la noblesse?

Print shows a man, possibly Joseph-François Foullon, on his hands and knees with a woman of the Third Estate, a sword at her side, riding on his back.

Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus

Marche du Dom Quichotte moderne pour la deffence du Moulin des Abus

Print shows the Prince de Condé as Don Quixote on a white horse and vicomte de Mirabeau (Mirabeau Tonneau) as Sancho Panza riding on a barrel-shaped ass on wheels, surrounded by a ragged group of counterrevolut... more

L'entreé-franche - je me suis ruine pour l'en gresser - la fin du compte je ne sait pu én faire

L'entreé-franche - je me suis ruine pour l'en gresser - la fin du comp...

Print shows Louis XVI as a pig with fish on his head forming the horns of cuckoldry, on a hind leg is a tether held by a man of the Third Estate.

[Madame d'Eon alias Chevalier D'Eon]

[Madame d'Eon alias Chevalier D'Eon]

Caricature of Charles Eon de Beaumont dressed as a woman.

A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion / Js. Gy. design et fecit.

A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion / Js. Gy. design et fecit.

Caricature of George IV as the Prince of Wales, languid with repletion, leaning back in an arm-chair, at a table covered with remains of a meal, holding a fork to his mouth. His waistcoat is held together by a ... more

Modern hospitality, or A friendly party in high life

Modern hospitality, or A friendly party in high life

Print showing Lady Archer, the Prince of Wales (later King George IV), the Countess of Buckinghamshire, and Charles Fox engaged in a game of faro as spectators observe.

Défaite des contre révolutionnaires, commandés par le petit Condé

Défaite des contre révolutionnaires, commandés par le petit Condé

Print shows the retreating counterrevolutionary army of the Prince de Condé following its failed attempt to restore the monarchy in France. Among the caricatured cast of counterrevolutionaries forming Condé's a... more

Sir Thomas Bond Bart

Sir Thomas Bond Bart

Print showing Sir Thomas Bond, full-length portrait, right profile, carrying an umbrella under right arm.

A modern belle going to the rooms at Bath

A modern belle going to the rooms at Bath

Print showing two porters carrying an elegantly dressed woman in a sedan chair.

New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Theophilanthropes, with the homage of Leviathan and his suite / Js. Gillray, inv. & fect.

New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Th...

Print shows French politician and Theophilanthropist Louis Marie la Révellière-Lépaux standing on a three-legged stool perched upon a stone dais reading Religion de la N[ature] to surrounding caricatures of peo... more

The rival managers

The rival managers

Print shows Prime Minister William Pitt and Richard B. Sheridan arguing while seated at a table.

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 1. Ghost of a village lawyer

Familiar ghosts. Sketch 1. Ghost of a village lawyer

Cartoon of a well-dressed man with a large head being kept at a distance by peasant man holding a pitchfork.

Mistaken abilities / Woodward del.

Mistaken abilities / Woodward del.

Print shows several individuals, each believing they are better suited to a particular occupation other than the one they are currently engaged in, such as a farmer that wants to be a doctor or an attorney that... more

General Monkey and General Wolfe!!

General Monkey and General Wolfe!!

Print shows Napoleon I, wearing a large hat, carrying a long sword, and having a body where his shoulders rest on his waist, cowering before the large ogre-like figure of John Bull.

Buonaparté pie / Woodward delin.

Buonaparté pie / Woodward delin.

Caricature of British person holding small figure of Napoleon on fork toward mouth.

L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand co-operation meeting at St. Ann's Hill. Respectfully dedicated to the admirers of "A Broad-Bottom'd Administration" / Js. Gillray, invt. & fect.

L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand co-operation meeting at St. Ann's ...

Print shows a reception given by Charles James Fox and wife for various groups and friends of the Prince of Wales, all opposed to the government.

Very slippy-weather / etch'd by Js. Gillray.

Very slippy-weather / etch'd by Js. Gillray.

Cartoon shows an elderly man who has slipped and fallen on the sidewalk outside Humphrey's printing establishment at No. 27 St. James's Street, London. He is holding a thermometer which he manages keep upright,... more

Love and beauty--Sartjee the Hottentot Venus

Love and beauty--Sartjee the Hottentot Venus

Print shows Sarah Baartman, a South African woman known as the Hottentot Venus, mostly naked, holding a long pole and smoking a pipe. A cupid sits on her exaggerated derriere saying "Take care of your hearts."

Nabobs

Nabobs

Print shows profile portraits of 20 men, called nabobs, who are representatives of the East India Company that have returned home with newly acquired wealth, generally through dubious or corrupt means.

Col. Pluck

Col. Pluck

Caricature of John or Jonathan Pluck, an illiterate hostler elected Colonel of the 84th Pennsylvania militia in a controversial 1824 election. He is shown here marching toward the left, raising a sword inscribe... more

Le pierrot je ne sais pas ... Mais la pierrette, pour etre la femme c'est la femme et c'est une canaille.  C'est a toi a voir si la vieux cogner ou filer. Moi je cognesais ...

Le pierrot je ne sais pas ... Mais la pierrette, pour etre la femme c'...

Drawing of a man with a long, pointed nose, in ragged clothes and a cap, standing behind and to the right of a masked figure, with a pot on his head, perhaps the mime, Pierrot.

Ishibashi yama

Ishibashi yama

Print shows a samurai (Yoritomo?) falling or pushed out of a cave on Mount Ishibashi, where he may have sought refuge.

Boston minstrels. The celebrated Ethiopian melodies ...

Boston minstrels. The celebrated Ethiopian melodies ...

Music cover illustrated with caricatures of six minstrels in two scenes.

The crow quadrilles--Arranged for the pianoforte by Robt. Ashley, Esq. / lith. of Endicott.

The crow quadrilles--Arranged for the pianoforte by Robt. Ashley, Esq....

Music cover with seven vignettes of caricatures of African-Americans.

Hyōshigi o utsu bushi

Hyōshigi o utsu bushi

Print shows a samurai with a pair of clappers, a man pulling a rope, and a man fallen on the ground in front of the samurai.

McLean's Monthly Sheet of Caricatures No. 19 or The Looking Glass
The gridiron "The honorable member solemnly declared in writing that when this country returned to cash payments he would suffer himself to be broiled upon a gridiron, now the country has returned to cash payments and I think the hon. member bound to undergo the consequences." Substance of C of Exchequer's speech upon bank charter / / H.B. ; A. Ducotes lithogy., 70 St. Martin's Lane.

The gridiron "The honorable member solemnly declared in writing that w...

Print shows John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer and Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet, leading William Cobbett to an oven as Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon, holds the gridiron.

Zip coon

Zip coon

Music cover(?) showing caricature of an extravagantly dressed African American man.

H.R. Robinson, 52 Courtland St. Caricatures & prints

H.R. Robinson, 52 Courtland St. Caricatures & prints

A tradecard or printed signboard for caricature publisher Henry R. Robinson. The image of an eighteenth-century wig is surely a pun on Robinson's Whig political alignment. The print must have been produced betw... more

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith., N.Y.

The crow quadrilles. Piano forte by John H. Hewitt / N. Currier's lith...

Music cover with eight vignettes of caricatures of blacks.

Scene in Washington. Sunday Feby. 25. 1838

Scene in Washington. Sunday Feby. 25. 1838

A caricature of James Watson Webb, prominent Whig editor of the "Morning Courier and New York Enquirer." Webb is shown parading, armed to the teeth, along Pennsylvania Avenue. He carries a sword cane, a musket,... more

The globe-man after hearing of the vote on the Sub-Treasury bill

The globe-man after hearing of the vote on the Sub-Treasury bill

Evidently a companion to "The Globe Man Listening to Webster's speech on the Specie Circular" (no. 1838-3), the small, bust-length caricature of Democratic editor Francis Preston Blair shows him looking even m... more

The globe man listening to Webster's speech, on the specie circular

The globe man listening to Webster's speech, on the specie circular

A small, bust-length caricature of Washington "Globe" editor and Van Buren adviser Francis Preston Blair. The print was probably issued in the spring of 1838. In May of that year the Specie Circular, an extreme... more

Loco Foco persecution, or custom house, versus caricatures

Loco Foco persecution, or custom house, versus caricatures

A satire on the publisher's own troubles with the Democratic establishment in New York. In his print shop Henry R. Robinson is confronted by an unidentified man (center, arms crossed) who says, "I am determined... more

Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the decency or respectable Webb "Whig" Party . . .

Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the dec...

Whig senator Henry Clay is attacked here on several fronts. The artist alludes to his reputation for gambling, his widely publicized outburst in the House of Representatives in February 1838, and his alleged un... more

Symptoms of a duel

Symptoms of a duel

The second of two particularly well-drawn caricatures by the same artist, on the subject of the 1839 congressional probe of Van Buren's Treasury Department. (See above, nos. 1839-6 through -9.) The inquiry was ... more

An interesting family

An interesting family

A caricature of Martin Van Buren as an opossum. The marsupial, with a smirking Van Buren's head, rises on its hindquarters and displays in its pouch three of its "young." They are administration insiders (left... more

The salamander safe. A millerite preparing for the 23rd of April

The salamander safe. A millerite preparing for the 23rd of April

A playful caricature of a Millerite, an adherent of the Adventist preacher William Miller who predicted that the world would end on April 23, 1844. The man sits in a large safe labeled "Patent Fire Proof Chest,... more

Bal masqué

Bal masqué

Animals wearing caricature masks of prominent persons.

Les Grands et les petites / T.F(...?) ; R.G.T.(?)

Les Grands et les petites / T.F(...?) ; R.G.T.(?)

Caricature of tall, well-dressed man and woman and three short men and one short woman.

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Page with 3 illustrations showing darkness, sketchy lines representing the beginning of Russian history, and polar bears illustrating that nothing of interest was occurring at that time; also includes quotes by... more

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Histoire de la Sainte Russie

Page with 5 illustrations showing Péroun and priests.

Col Strang
Strong's dime caricatures. No. 4, "The schoolmaster abroad" at last

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 4, "The schoolmaster abroad" at last

The fourth in Strong's series of antisecessionist satires. Here the artist is optimistic about newly elected Abraham Lincoln's ability to end the secession movement among the Southern states. (The Library's imp... more

The Famous jackass "New York City" preparing for another two years' journey

The Famous jackass "New York City" preparing for another two years' jo...

Caricature showing man on donkey carrying baby, bags "taxation, aldermanic jobs, bribery and corruption", and sign "Fernando Wood", etc.

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

The second in a series of caricatures criticizing the secession of several Southern states from the Union during the last months of the Buchanan administration. Here the young nursery-rhyme shepherdess Bo-Peep ... more

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 1, Domestic troubles

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 1, Domestic troubles

The first in a series of four satires published by Thomas W. Strong, criticizing the secession movement in the South during the closing months of the Buchanan administration. (This impression was deposited for ... more

Mr. J. Ross Browne, our artist "correspondent at large" The iron-clad "Montauk" engaging the rebel Fort M'Allister, in the Ogeechee River, 28th January, 1863 / / sketched by an officer of the "Da[...]

Mr. J. Ross Browne, our artist "correspondent at large" The iron-clad ...

Caricature of J. Ross Browne holding umbrella on horseback and view of the iron-clad Montauk engaging the rebel Fort McAllister.

The food question down south

The food question down south

Editorial cartoon shows Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate states, offering a new pair of boots to General Beauregard who, though barefoot, would rather have food for his troops.

The Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation

Caricature of Abraham Lincoln writing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Départ du Marquis de le Guillois / A. Bonnard.

Départ du Marquis de le Guillois / A. Bonnard.

French caricature shows the "Marquis de le Guillois," possibly the publisher or editor of "Le hanneton," departing in a balloon and dropping an envelope sealed with a cockchafer or maybug ("le hanneton"). Among... more

L'intrépide Nadar

L'intrépide Nadar

Caricature shows French photographer and balloonist Felix Nadar sitting in the basket of a balloon in flight while holding his camera.

"As if he had been in a bottle strongly corked" / W.H.T.

"As if he had been in a bottle strongly corked" / W.H.T.

Photographic reproduction of drawing shows caricature of Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Butler inside a corked bottle referring to a quotation about Butler by U.S. Grant: "... as completely shut off from f... more

Nadar / And. Gill.

Nadar / And. Gill.

French caricature of photographer and balloonist Nadar hanging onto the rope netting around a balloon which appears to have lost its basket.

The ladies' gallery in the Senate chamber, Washington, D.C. The gentlemen's gallery in the Senate chamber, Washington, D.C. / / Bgms [or Brgms], from a sketch by E. Jump.

The ladies' gallery in the Senate chamber, Washington, D.C. The gentle...

Illustrations show (top) women observing congressional proceedings with varying degrees of interest; (bottom) African American men drowsing as white men observe legislators with interest.

Fabrica de Tabacos ... manufactured expressly for John L. Denham, Havana

Fabrica de Tabacos ... manufactured expressly for John L. Denham, Hava...

Tobacco label showing William Marcy Tweed with face looking like a dog.

Léon Gambetta / Yves & Barret, sc. ; And. Gill.

Léon Gambetta / Yves & Barret, sc. ; And. Gill.

French caricature of Léon Gambetta, French republican statesman, leaning on the back of a chair and looking up at vignettes of himself. He escaped the Siege of Paris in the balloon, "L'Armand Barbes" October 7, 1870.

New York City--A hot day in Wall Street

New York City--A hot day in Wall Street

Eleven illustrations showing various types of people and life in Wall Street, such as speculators, telegraph messengers, and clerks.

Ascension de Madame Garnerin, le 28 mars 1802

Ascension de Madame Garnerin, le 28 mars 1802

French fashion magazine caricature shows fashionably dressed spectators watching Jeanne-Geneviève Garnerin fly in a balloon. A few years earlier, Garnerin had been the first woman to ascend in a balloon without... more

The cradle of liberty in danger / Th. Nast.

The cradle of liberty in danger / Th. Nast.

Print shows General Benjamin Butler as a monstrous genie frightening an infant lableled "Boston, Mass." in a cradle labeled "Common Wealth of Mass."

Les auteurs de la belle Bourbonnaise / G. LaFosse.

Les auteurs de la belle Bourbonnaise / G. LaFosse.

French caricature shows two men in a balloon basket shaped like a tri-corner hat attached to a balloon with the face of a man (possibly Italian statesman Francesco Crispi) labeled "La belle Bourbonnaise" for an... more

Lo the poor Indian Oh why does the White man follow my path!

Lo the poor Indian Oh why does the White man follow my path!

Caricature of smiling Indian holding rifle and spilling whiskey.

Thiers et Barthélemy St Hilaire

Thiers et Barthélemy St Hilaire

Drawing of Adolphe Thiers walking down a road by a wall. Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire appears as his shadow on the wall.

"Bill passed providing for two new military posts" by the generous Democratic house / Th. Nast.

"Bill passed providing for two new military posts" by the generous Dem...

Cartoon showing Indians with skulls of U.S. Army soldiers.

A lʹhippodrome - l'equilibre dans l'air / Lefman, sc.

A lʹhippodrome - l'equilibre dans l'air / Lefman, sc.

French caricature shows the balloonist Camille Dartois in a balloon labeled "Hippodrome" and Bradbury, a circus performer, standing while riding a horse at the Hippodrome, Paris.

Notre drapeau / Alfred Le Petit.

Notre drapeau / Alfred Le Petit.

French caricature of Léon Gambetta, French republican statesman, holding the French flag and a telescope, seated atop a captive balloon, possibly at the Exposition universelle de 1878 in Paris.

Beecher and his regiment in Canada--celebrating the Queen's birthday / Keppler.
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An unexpected blow / J. Keppler.

An unexpected blow / J. Keppler.

Cartoon shows Ulysses S. Grant and J.D. Cameron flying kite, with portrait of Grant with tail "third term" from top of building. Lightning from cloud "independent press" strikes the kite, and wind gust "public ... more

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