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Texas coming in. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Texas coming in. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A pro-Democrat cartoon forecasting the collapse of Whig opposition to the annexation of Texas. James K. Polk, the expansionist candidate, stands at right near a bridge spanning "Salt River." He holds an America... More

Tyrants prostrate liberty triumphant

Tyrants prostrate liberty triumphant

A polemic applauding Democratic support of the Dorrite cause in Rhode Island. (See also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks," and "The Great Political Car and Last Load of Patriots," nos. 1843-6 and 1845-5). In the ... More

The whale that swallowed Jonah

The whale that swallowed Jonah

An election-year cartoon satirizing disharmony within the Whig ranks on the bank issue. The artist suggests a division of opinion between New England's Daniel Webster and presidential nominee Henry Clay on the ... More

Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola / Gillam.

Another restorer of antiquities à la Cesnola / Gillam.

Print shows Charles A. Dana as an archaeologist who has just excavated a statue labeled "S.J.T." and "Buried in 1876" from "Greystone", behind which Henry Watterson, on the left, and John Kelly, on the right, g... More

"Terrible Teddy" waits for "the unknown" / Keppler.

"Terrible Teddy" waits for "the unknown" / Keppler.

Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt as a boxer sitting on a stool with his arms resting on the ropes in the near corner of a boxing ring, waiting for a challenger to enter the ring and sit in the va... More

The puzzled chicks / J.S. Pughe.

The puzzled chicks / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt and William Jennings Bryan as hens among confused chicks labeled "Reciprocity, Anti-Money Devil, Over-Capitalization, Gov't Control of Rail Roads, Income Tax, Anti Wall St.... More

The vision of Joan of Arc / J. Norman Lynd (after Jules Bastien Lepage).

The vision of Joan of Arc / J. Norman Lynd (after Jules Bastien Lepage...

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt in a grove of trees, as a young Joan of Arc experiencing a vision of himself wearing a suit of armor and receiving a large sword labeled "Third Term". Illus. in: Puck, v. ... More

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for the presidential nomination TOH

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for the presid...

Title from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 25384, frame 6A. Forms part of: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection (Library of... More

For peace and honesty : McGovern for President
Bring U.S. together. Vote Chisholm 1972, unbought and unbossed

Bring U.S. together. Vote Chisholm 1972, unbought and unbossed

Poster shows portrait of presidential candidate and U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm. Date of publication supplied by Library staff. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress)

The political gymnasium

The political gymnasium

A general parody on the field of presidential candidates and their supporters in the 1860 campaign. At the far left stands Constitutional Union party vice presidential candidate Edward Everett, as a muscle man ... More

Where both platforms agree--no vote--no use to either party / J.A. Wales.

Where both platforms agree--no vote--no use to either party / J.A. Wal...

Illustration shows James Garfield and Winfield S. Hancock nailing a Chinese man between two "Anti-Chinese" boards labeled "Republican Plank" and "Democratic Plank". Illus. in: Puck, v. 7, no. 175 (1880 July 14... More

A war president. Progressive democracy

A war president. Progressive democracy

A caricature of Democratic candidate Lewis Cass, a general in the War of 1812, suggesting that his expansionist leanings would lead the United States into war. Cass (dubbed "General Gas" by the unfriendly press... More

A war president. Progressive democracy

A war president. Progressive democracy

A caricature of Democratic candidate Lewis Cass, a general in the War of 1812, suggesting that his expansionist leanings would lead the United States into war. Cass (dubbed "General Gas" by the unfriendly press... More

A truce - not a compromise, but a chance for high-toned gentlemen to retire gracefully from their very civil declarations of war / Th. Nast.

A truce - not a compromise, but a chance for high-toned gentlemen to r...

One hand on top of another hand which is on a gun on top of paper "Tilden or blood". Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1877 Feb. 17, p. 132.

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, looking right, May 20,1860]

[Abraham Lincoln, candidate for U.S. president, half-length portrait, ...

Photo shows presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, two days after he won his party's nomination. (Source: Ostendorf, p. 42-3.) Title devised by Library staff Previously attributed to W... More

The gunboat candidate at the Battle of Malvern Hill

The gunboat candidate at the Battle of Malvern Hill

Democratic presidential candidate George Brinton McClellan is lampooned as an incompetent military leader. He sits in a saddle mounted on the boom of the Union ironclad vessel "Galena." The print recalls two p... More

Leaders of the Democratic Party, Confederate States of America.

Leaders of the Democratic Party, Confederate States of America.

A searing, election-year indictment of four prominent figures in the Democratic party, three of them former Confederate officers. Former New York governor and Democratic presidential nominee Horatio Seymour is... More

True democracy is safe! / C.J. Taylor.

True democracy is safe! / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a man identified as a "Sound Money Democrat" holding up a campaign banner that states "For President - For Vice President Palmer and Buckner.

Quoth the raven, "nevermore" / Kep.

Quoth the raven, "nevermore" / Kep.

Illustration shows President Taft sitting at a desk, working late, frightened, his hair standing on end, as a raven labeled "Teddy", with the face of Theodore Roosevelt, perched on a bust opposite, cries, "Nev... More

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National P... More

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from caption list. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Compan... More

Mr. & Mrs. Warren G. Harding

Mr. & Mrs. Warren G. Harding

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National P... More

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

Cartoon shows Senator George McGovern as a fisherman in a small boat with the remains of a large fish, labeled "War Issue," lashed to its side, battling against high seas. Valtman alludes to Ernest Hemingway's... More

Here we go again

Here we go again

Cartoon shows the Democratic donkey and the GOP elephant as competing organ grinders, each with a monkey begging for "Votes." The organs are actually television sets, one showing the head of the Democratic pre... More

The two platforms. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The two platforms. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Another in a series of racist posters attacking Radical Republican exponents of black suffrage, issued during the 1866 Pennsylvania gubernatorial race. (See "The Constitutional Amendment," no. 1866-5.) The pos... More

Nixon's the one!

Nixon's the one!

Public domain photograph of decorated book cover, binding, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Free speech, free soil, free men. This is to certify that [blank] is a member of the [blank] Wide-awake Club

Free speech, free soil, free men. This is to certify that [blank] is a...

A membership certificate for the Wide-Awake Club, a Republican marching club formed in February or March 1860 and active throughout the North during the election campaign. The club was dedicated to the preserva... More

Political cock fighters. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Political cock fighters. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A figurative portrayal of the 1844 presidential contest as a cock-fight, in which Whig candidate Henry Clay prevails. Clay and Democratic opponent Polk battle in a pit or ring as several prominent political fi... More

Political guillotine. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Political guillotine. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A cryptic satire critical of Lewis Cass and incumbent President James K. Polk. The work probably appeared prior to the Whig national convention (June 9-10), since reference is made to a Clay-Fillmore ticket. (T... More

Eclipse & no eclipse or two views of one object

Eclipse & no eclipse or two views of one object

Two scenes showing the differing perceptions of Franklin Pierce's stand on the issue of slavery, as viewed by the North and South. The cartoon is divided vertically by "Mason & Dixon's Line." An arrow identifie... More

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

An anti-McClellan broadside, contrasting Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln's advocacy of equality and free labor in the North to Democratic opponent McClellan's alleged support of the Southern slave system. ... More

The national dime-museum - will be run during the presidential campaign / Gillam.

The national dime-museum - will be run during the presidential campaig...

Illustration shows a gallery of presidential candidates, clockwise, from bottom left: John Kelly as a card-playing pig, Chester A. Arthur as "The Snake Charmer" charming a snake labeled "Stalwart Vote" with a h... More

"Busted!" / J.S. Pughe. Joseph Pulitzer

"Busted!" / J.S. Pughe. Joseph Pulitzer

Print shows William Jennings Bryan carrying a "Cross of Gold", a "Crown of Thorns", and a carpetbag labeled "W.J.B. Speeches" as he walks along railroad tracks headed in the opposite direction of Washington, D.... More

"Take your choice, gentlemen" / Keppler.

"Take your choice, gentlemen" / Keppler.

Illustration shows Puck standing on a ballot box between President Theodore Roosevelt, who has one foot on the "Constitution", is waving a sword labeled "Militarism" in a threatening manner above his head, and ... More

Mr. Sisyphus Cortelyou rolling it up / Keppler.

Mr. Sisyphus Cortelyou rolling it up / Keppler.

Illustration shows George Cortelyou, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, as Sisyphus rolling a large boulder labeled "Majority for Roosevelt" up a steep hill. Illus. in: Puck, v. 56, no. 1437 (1904 ... More

Putting the screws on him / Keppler.

Putting the screws on him / Keppler.

Illustration shows George B. Cortelyou turning a vice to squeeze money for Theodore Roosevelt's campaign from a bloated man labeled "The Trusts". Illus. in: Puck, v. 56, no. 1444 (1904 November 2), cover. Copy... More

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Shirley Chisholm WKL

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Shirley...

Photograph shows Shirley Chisholm smiling at microphone. Title from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 26270, frame 28. Forms part of: U.S. News ... More

"Get off the track!" A song for emancipation, sung by The Hutchinsons, . . .

"Get off the track!" A song for emancipation, sung by The Hutchinsons,...

An illustrated sheet music cover for an abolitionist song composed by Jesse Hutchinson, Jr. The song is dedicated to antislavery editor Nathaniel Peabody Rogers, "As a mark of esteem for his intrepidity in the ... More

For peace and honesty : McGovern for President
The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

Cartoon shows Senator George McGovern as a fisherman in a small boat with the remains of a large fish, labeled "War Issue," lashed to its side, battling against high seas. Valtman alludes to Ernest Hemingway's... More

The constitutional amendment!. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The constitutional amendment!. Book illustration from Library of Congr...

One of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer. (See also... More

The lost bet / Jos. Klir, Paris.

The lost bet / Jos. Klir, Paris.

Parade with banner showing head-and-shoulders portraits of Grover Cleveland, Adlai E. Stevenson, and Gov. John Peter Altgeld. No. 5418.

Balloon ascension to the presidential chair

Balloon ascension to the presidential chair

Reflecting Whig preelection confidence in the campaign of 1844, the artist portrays that party's ascendancy over the Democrats in the race for the presidency. Bucholzer uses the metaphor of a hot-air balloon ra... More

A foot-race

A foot-race

A figurative portrayal of the presidential race of 1824. A crowd of cheering citizens watch as candidates (left to right) John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Andrew Jackson stride toward the finish. Henry... More

The buffalo hunt

The buffalo hunt

An optimistic view of the presidential prospects of Martin Van Buren, nominated at the Free Soil Party's August 1848 convention in Buffalo, New York. Here Van Buren rides a buffalo and thumbs his nose as he se... More

Hunting Indians in Florida with blood hounds

Hunting Indians in Florida with blood hounds

A tableau dramatizing the brutal tactics employed by Zachary Taylor as commander of U.S. forces against the Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Taylor, on horseback at right, presides ov... More

Nothing but wind! / F. Opper.

Nothing but wind! / F. Opper.

Illustration shows two women, one, on the left, labeled "Republican Party" wearing a hat labeled "War Record" and using a bellows to pump "Reform, Purity and Honesty!!" into the ear of a man labeled "Independen... More

Those dogs won't fight - they are dying of starvation / F. Graetz.

Those dogs won't fight - they are dying of starvation / F. Graetz.

Illustration shows Charles A. Dana, editor of the "Sun", and Stephen B. Elkins, wearing a plumed hat, attempting to push an emaciated dog labeled "Clerical Slanderer" up steps leading to where Grover Cleveland ... More

Thanksgiving day, 1884 - "let us be thankful!" / Gillam.

Thanksgiving day, 1884 - "let us be thankful!" / Gillam.

Illustration shows a glum Thanksgiving Day feast with the downtrodden Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine and his supporters "W.W. Phelps, [Roscoe Conkling at an open door], William Mahone, Cabot ... More

Pennsylvania's disgrace / Dalrymple.

Pennsylvania's disgrace / Dalrymple.

Print shows Matthew Quay, senator from Pennsylvania and political boss of dubious character, standing at a podium labeled "Keystone Auction Rooms Matt. Quay Auctioneer" auctioning off Pennsylvania's 32 electora... More

A down-hill movement / C.J. Taylor.

A down-hill movement / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a wagon labeled "Free Silver" filled with a group of "free silver" supporters identified as "Tillman, Boies, Sheehan, Bland, Blackburn, Bryan, Sewall, Pattison, Sibley, Jones, Geo. Fred Williams, Pe... More

R.B. Creager, Mrs. Harding, Mr. Harding, F.E. Scobey

R.B. Creager, Mrs. Harding, Mr. Harding, F.E. Scobey

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negatives or negative sleeves. Date from negatives in same range. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National P... More

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Shirley Chisholm thanking delegates TOH

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Shirley...

Photograph shows Shirley Chisholm speaking at microphone. Title from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 26274, frame 20. Forms part of: U.S. News... More

The political gymnasium. American Civil War 1861-1865.

The political gymnasium. American Civil War 1861-1865.

A general parody on the field of presidential candidates and their supporters in the 1860 campaign. At the far left stands Constitutional Union party vice presidential candidate Edward Everett, as a muscle man ... More

Democratic platform illustrated

Democratic platform illustrated

Another attack on the 1856 Democratic platform as pro-South and proslavery. The Buchanan-Breckenridge ticket is reviled on the basis of recent developments occurring during the outgoing Pierce administration. I... More

Genl. Andrew Jackson, 1828. Protector & defender of beauty & booty, Orleans / painted by J. Wood ; engraved on steel by C.G. Childs, Philadelphia.

Genl. Andrew Jackson, 1828. Protector & defender of beauty & booty, Or...

Print shows a campaign portrait of Andrew Jackson issued during the presidential election of 1828. An oval bust portrait of Jackson is surrounded by the words "Protector & Defender of Beauty & Booty. Orleans," ... More

The political Sodom and Gomorrah are doomed to destruction / F. Grätz.

The political Sodom and Gomorrah are doomed to destruction / F. Grätz.

Print shows an angel labeled "New Party" with wings labeled "Tariff-Reform" and "Anti-Monopoly" leading two small orphan children labeled "Political Honesty" and "Political Wisdom" to safety, away from the fire... More

The olympus of corruption - "Apollo strikes the lyre and charms the gods" / Gillam.

The olympus of corruption - "Apollo strikes the lyre and charms the go...

Illustration shows James G. Blaine as Apollo playing a lyre labeled "N.Y. Tribune" fashioned from the body of Whitelaw Reid, before a gathering of the gods on Olympus; among those present are Cyrus Field as Mer... More

Just wobbling! / Dalrymple.

Just wobbling! / Dalrymple.

Print shows William McKinley struggling to ride a wooden bicycle with wooden wheels labeled "McKinley's Financial Bicycle".

[Abraham Lincoln at his home in Springfield, Illinois, with a large crowd of people gathered outside after a Republican rally, August 8, 1860]

[Abraham Lincoln at his home in Springfield, Illinois, with a large cr...

Text printed under image: A procession, probably in the 1858 [sic] campaign, halted in front of Lincoln's Springfield home. Abraham Lincoln is the tall figure in white at the right of the doorway. From a photog... More

Declined with thanks / J.S. Pughe, Joseph Pulitzer

Declined with thanks / J.S. Pughe, Joseph Pulitzer

Illustration shows a huge Uncle Sam getting a new outfit made at the "McKinley and Company National Tailors" with President McKinley taking the measurements. Carl Schurz, Joseph Pulitzer, and Oswald Ottendorfer... More

Theodore Roosevelt - Equal protection

Theodore Roosevelt - Equal protection

H40303 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyrighted by Lacey & Thomas.

The populist Paul Revere / J.S. Pughe.

The populist Paul Revere / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan riding on a horse fashioned out of "The Commoner" newspapers, through a town, announcing that representatives of the reorganized Democratic Party were coming, drawing o... More

The whole thing / Grant Hamilton.

The whole thing / Grant Hamilton.

Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt wearing a white elephant costume labeled "Republican Party" with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

Mother Goose to date / Grant Hamilton.

Mother Goose to date / Grant Hamilton.

Illustration shows Alton B. Parker as "Little Bopeep" sitting on a rock labeled "Esopus", tending a flock of sheep labeled "Gold Democrat" and their tails stating "Vote"; the sheep are entering a pasture labele... More

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Caption for frame no. 35: Democratic candidate James G. Blaine shakes hands with May Egolf at Coatesville Senior Center in Coatesville, Pa., during a campaign stop. Looking on is Christine Terry. Blaine is runn... More

Phryne before the Chicago tribunal / Gillam, with apologies to J.L. Gerome.

Phryne before the Chicago tribunal / Gillam, with apologies to J.L. Ge...

Illustration showing Republican presidential candidate James G. Blaine as the prostitute "Phryne", revealed by Whitelaw Reid, wearing shorts, a bib labeled "Magnetic Pad", and covered with tatoos relating to hi... More

Public office is a public trust For President of the United States, Grover Cleveland of New York ; For Vice-President of the United States, Allen G. Thurman of Ohio.

Public office is a public trust For President of the United States, Gr...

Political poster shows vignettes of the candidates, banners with campaign slogans, and an eagle. On recto: Democratic campaign banner no. 1.

[Lincoln & Douglas in a presidential footrace]. No. 1, 1860

[Lincoln & Douglas in a presidential footrace]. No. 1, 1860

Rival presidential nominees Lincoln and Douglas are matched in a footrace, in which Lincoln's long stride is a clear advantage. Both sprint down a path toward the U.S. Capitol, which appears in the background r... More

We stand for the gold standard, ...

We stand for the gold standard, ...

Campaign poster for William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, with head-and-shoulders portraits of each, on United States flags. No. 105.

Sisyphus's endless task

Sisyphus's endless task

"Little Rock" on rock.

North Bend game cock

North Bend game cock

A Whig campaign print glorifying presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The title derives from the candidate's farm on the North Bend of the Ohio River. The game cock has a dual significance: as an all... More

Anti annexation procession. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Anti annexation procession. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A cynical look at the opposition to American annexation of Texas during the 1844 campaign. At the head of a motley procession is Whig candidate and professed anti-annexationist Henry Clay, riding a raccoon (wh... More

"I rather like that imported affair" / Grant Hamilton.

"I rather like that imported affair" / Grant Hamilton.

Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt wearing his Rough Rider uniform and looking at the style of hats worn by past presidents U.S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington, but the hat he likes ... More

Back to the woods / Kep.

Back to the woods / Kep.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan walking along railroad tracks, following a sign "To Salt River" (on the 1896 free silver dime), he is dragging a carpet bag which contains a gold cross, crown of thorns... More

A pretty high bar to clear / J.S. Pughe.

A pretty high bar to clear / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows a group of republicans trying to push, pull, and coax the Republican elephant labeled "G.O.P." to jump a hurdle on a race course; William B. Allison stands on the far side of the hurdle, Phil... More

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for presidential nomination TOH

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for presidenti...

Title from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 25383, frame 31. Forms part of: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection (Library of... More

Ratify the E.R.A. in '76. Vote Socialist Workers : Peter Camejo for President, Willie Mae Reid for vice-president
[William Jennings Bryan, full-length view standing on stage, delivering campaign speech, another man seated to the rear of the stage]
Our choice, Grover Cleveland, A.G. Thurman. Democratic nominees,  for president [and] for vice president

Our choice, Grover Cleveland, A.G. Thurman. Democratic nominees, for ...

Print showing Uncle Sam standing with large shields on which are portraits of Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman. Includes Democratic party platform, a cameo portrait of Thomas Jefferson, a dock scene with s... More

Jackson ticket. "Firm united let us be, rallying round our Hickory tree"

Jackson ticket. "Firm united let us be, rallying round our Hickory tre...

Election ticket with image of a hickory tree. Title appears as it is written on the item. Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1828-10.

Smoking him out

Smoking him out

A humorous commentary on Barnburner Democrat Martin Van Buren's opposition to regular Democratic party nominee Lewis Cass. Van Buren and his son John were active in the Free Soil effort to prevent the extensio... More

The assassination of the Sage of Ashland

The assassination of the Sage of Ashland

The artist conveys some of the profound disappointment and anger among Henry Clay's many supporters at the nomination of Zachary Taylor at the June 1848 Whig convention in Philadelphia. The convention's act was... More

Position of the Democratic Party in 1852. "Freemen of America, how long will you be ledd by such leaders"

Position of the Democratic Party in 1852. "Freemen of America, how lon...

A crudely drawn satire bitterly attacking Democratic presidential candidate Franklin Pierce and appealing to the "Freemen of America." The print, possibly executed by a free black, criticizes the Democrats' pla... More

The fish question settled

The fish question settled

A facetious, and somewhat racist, look at public opinion surrounding the controversy over American fishing rights in British-controlled waters off North America. (See also "John Bull's Fish Monopoly," no. 1852-... More

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

Harmony in the wigwam! Democracy of the right brand-y

A comic scene ridiculing the Tammany Democrats of New York City. Tammany headquarters, known as the "Wigwam," here erupts in a drunken fracas over the Democratic platform for the presidential race of 1852. The ... More

"Buck" taking the "pot"

"Buck" taking the "pot"

A pro-Buchanan satire, critical of the divisive or sectionalist appeal of the other two presidential contenders in the 1856 race. "Buck" or Buchanan (left) has evidently won a card game over Fremont (fallen at ... More

The "mustang" team

The "mustang" team

The abolitionist Republican presidential ticket and its supporters in the press are the targets of the cartoon. Candidate Fremont, wearing an emigrant's smock and carrying a cross (an allusion to his rumored Ca... More

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

The artist lays on the Democrats the major blame for violence perpetrated against antislavery settlers in Kansas in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Here a bearded "freesoiler" has been bound to the "Democr... More

Washington, D.C.--the Electoral Commission holding a secret session by candle-light, on the Louisiana question, February 16th

Washington, D.C.--the Electoral Commission holding a secret session by...

Commissioners meeting in the courtroom of the Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 44, no. 1119, March 10, 1877, p. 9.

The vote of the gold democrats; -- their country's welfare before their party's welfare / Dalrymple.

The vote of the gold democrats; -- their country's welfare before thei...

Illustration shows members of the Democratic Party labeled "Sound Money Democrats" casting votes for President McKinley and showing their support for the "Sound Money" platform of the Republican Party; on the l... More

He doesn't realize what is coming to him / L.M. Glackens.

He doesn't realize what is coming to him / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows President Taft swimming in a sea of "Presidential Surf"; below the waves, unseen by Taft, are many crabs listed by state of the union, and one large crab with the face of Theodore Roosevelt, ... More

The fight for the water-hole / Keppler.

The fight for the water-hole / Keppler.

Illustration shows a group of Natives, four are identified as "Dixon, Teddy, Perkins, [and] Pinchot", on horseback, circling a water hole labeled "The Presidency", which is being guarded by two men labeled "Taf... More

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding

Public domain portrait photograph, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Shirley Chisholm thanking delegates TOH

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Shirley...

Photograph shows Shirley Chisholm smiling at microphone. Title from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 26274, frame 23. Forms part of: U.S. News ... More

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Chisholm demonstration TOH

Democratic National Convention, Miami Beach, Fla., 3rd session Chishol...

Photograph shows people demonstrating for Shirley Chisholm and George Wallace at convention. Title from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 26272,... More

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