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The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the kitchen cabinet and collar presses

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the k...

A prediction of dire consequences to follow from Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States, initiated late in 1833. The artist is harshly critical of Jackson's move to distribute... more

Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhook -- 1836

Set-to between the champion old tip & the swell Dutcheman of Kinderhoo...

Satire on the presidential campaign of 1836, portraying the contest as a boxing match between Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren and Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. The artist clearly favors Harrison.... more

Amos Kendall, Postmaster General from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderich, Washington, ; printed by Lehman & Duval Lidrs. sic Phila

Amos Kendall, Postmaster General from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderi...

Print shows Amos Kendall, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Stamped on verso: 43309. Stamped on ve... more

Amos Kendall, Postmaster General from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderich, Washington, ; printed by Lehman & Duval Li? Phila

Amos Kendall, Postmaster General from life & on stone by Chas. Fenderi...

Print shows Amos Kendall, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Stamped on verso: 43309. Stamped on ve... more

6 cents. Humbug glory bank

6 cents. Humbug glory bank

Another mock bank note parodying the "shinplasters" of the 1837 panic. Such small-denomination notes were based on the division of the Spanish dollar, the dominant specie of the time. Hence they were issued in ... more

Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doughty squire Sancho Panza

Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doug...

A burlesque history of the Jackson administration, with particular reference to his campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States. The narrative, in a series of twelve episodes, is based on Cervantes's "Don... more

Disturbing a martin's nest

Disturbing a martin's nest

A satire on the Van Buren administration's involvement in New York State politics. Although the precise context of the cartoon is unclear, specific reference is made to Van Buren's alliance with postmaster gene... more

The man wot pays no postage

The man wot pays no postage

The man "wot pays no postage" here is Van Buren ally and publicist Amos Kendall. The profits and influence Kendall derived from publication of the administration organ the "Extra Globe" were no doubt increased ... more

Animal magnetism

Animal magnetism

A swipe at President Van Buren's independent treasury system and his continuation of the monetary policies of predecessor Andrew Jackson. The artist, clearly in sympathy with the Whigs, links corruption in the ... more

The death of locofocoism

The death of locofocoism

In his satire Johnston celebrates the defeat of "Loco Foco," i.e., radical Democratic interests, in the presidential election of 1840. The "Loco Focos" were the largely working-class constituency who supported... more

The shipwreck

The shipwreck

A Whig vision of the rout of Van Buren in the presidential election of 1840. In a stormy sea Van Buren grasps the mast (labeled "Maine") of a foundering vessel "O.K." (the initials for "Old Kinderhook," a Van ... more

Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist

Granny Harrison delivering the country of the executive Federalist

A satire on the Van Buren administration challenged by Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. Harrison, dressed as a woman, tries to remove Van Buren from his throne with a midwife's forceps. Van... more

Full tilt for the Capitol

Full tilt for the Capitol

The artist envisions public repudiation of Democratic hard-money policies, and the triumph of administration opponent Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, a conservative Democrat. Tallmadge, on horseback and armed with a l... more

The North Bend farmer and his visitors

The North Bend farmer and his visitors

A slanderous portrayal of Democratic tactics against Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The supposedly insidious and high-living Van Buren and his minions suffer by comparison to the Whig cand... more

Rats quitting the ship

Rats quitting the ship

Postmaster general Amos Kendall's 1840 resignation prompted the artist's speculation on the desertion of other Van Buren cabinet members. Kendall resigned on May 16, to concentrate on editing the "Extra Globe,"... more

The little magician's sleight of hand performance. An absquabulating shew, by Von Kinder & Co. But Old Tippecanoe, will soon make it "No go"

The little magician's sleight of hand performance. An absquabulating s...

Again the theme of corruption in the Van Buren administration, here centering on the President's "Sub-Treasury" or independent treasury program, passed by Congress in July 1840. A large frigate "United States,... more

Clar de kitchen

Clar de kitchen

Another Whig campaign satire, picturing incumbent Martin Van Buren and his Democratic advisers or "Kitchen Cabinet" routed by Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. In a domestic kitchen Harrison, dressed as a ... more

Democratic simplicity or the arrival of our favourite son

Democratic simplicity or the arrival of our favourite son

A satirical attack on alleged excesses in the Van Buren administration and on the President's Loco Foco or radical Democratic supporters in New York. Martin Van Buren rides past New York's Tammany Hall in a lu... more

A globe to live on!

A globe to live on!

Prominent Democratic party publicists Francis Preston Blair and Amos Kendall are portrayed as Siamese twins, joined at the mid-section, and standing on a large globe. Blair (left) was the influential editor of ... more

This is the house that Jack built

This is the house that Jack built

The Van Buren administration's record, particularly with regard to the handling of public finances, is condemned as corrupt and a perpetuation of unpopular Jacksonian policies. The artist echoes perennial Whig ... more

The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced  hands coming to her rescue

The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced hands coming to her res...

The artist forecasts a Whig electoral victory and dramatizes the politically ruinous effects of Van Buren's fiscal policy and his alignment with Loco Foco forces in New York. Whig candidate William Henry Harri... more

The Democratic funeral of 1848

The Democratic funeral of 1848

Foreseeing political death for the Democrats in the election, the artist imagines a funeral of the party's standard-bearers with a procession of the faithful. Democratic senators (left to right) Sam Houston of ... more

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

The satire imputes to the Democrats of 1848, led by candidate Lewis Cass, the corrupt practices of the Van Buren-era party. The artist also criticizes Whig repudiation of stalwart party leader Henry Clay in fav... more

Amos Kendall / lithogr. by P. Haas, Washington City.

Amos Kendall / lithogr. by P. Haas, Washington City.

Print shows Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, facing left. 5 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copy right secured. Inscribed in ink on lower left: Recd. at Dept. of State, Sept. 19, 1834. Inscribed in i... more

Amos Kendall, Postmaster General

Amos Kendall, Postmaster General

Print shows Amos Kendall, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left; includes a facsimile signature. 165 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Inscribed i... more

The celeste-al cabinet

The celeste-al cabinet

A mild satire on Jackson and his Cabinet, portraying in imaginative terms a White House reception of popular French dancer and actress Madame Celeste. Seated in chairs in a White House parlor are six cabinet me... more

The celeste-al cabinet

The celeste-al cabinet

A mild satire on Jackson and his Cabinet, portraying in imaginative terms a White House reception of popular French dancer and actress Madame Celeste. Seated in chairs in a White House parlor are six cabinet me... more

A galvanized corpse

A galvanized corpse

Jacksonian editor Francis Preston Blair rises from his coffin, revived by a primitive galvanic battery, as two demons look on. A man on the right throws up his hands as he is drawn toward Blair, saying: Had I n... more

A galvanized corpse

A galvanized corpse

Jacksonian editor Francis Preston Blair rises from his coffin, revived by a primitive galvanic battery, as two demons look on. A man on the right throws up his hands as he is drawn toward Blair, saying: Had I n... more

[Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Postmaster General of the United States. Scratched on face of plate: 242; Amos Kendall. Scratched on back of plate: 71 (repeated several times); Kendall, Hon. Amos, Postmaster Genl. Transfer; U.S. War College; ... more

[Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Postmaster General of the United States. Scratched on face of plate: 242; Amos Kendall. Scratched on back of plate: 71 (repeated several times); Kendall, Hon. Amos, Postmaster Genl. Transfer; U.S. War College; ... more

[Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[Amos Kendall, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Postmaster General of the United States. Scratched on face of plate: 242; Amos Kendall. Scratched on back of plate: 71 (repeated several times); Kendall, Hon. Amos, Postmaster Genl. Transfer; U.S. War College; ... more

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