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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Caricature showing man on donkey carrying baby, bags "taxation, aldermanic jobs, bribery and corruption", and sign "Fernando Wood", etc.
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
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
Caricature of J. Ross Browne holding umbrella on horseback and view of the iron-clad Montauk engaging the rebel Fort McAllister.
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.
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
Illustrations show (top) women observing congressional proceedings with varying degrees of interest; (bottom) African American men drowsing as white men observe legislators with interest.
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.
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
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.
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.