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Andrew Jackson, president of the United States / painted by W.J. Hubard ; C.G. Childs Lithr.; drawn by A. Newsam, pupil to C.G. Childs.

Andrew Jackson, president of the United States / painted by W.J. Hubar...

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

George Washington, Esq'r. - general and commander in chief of the Continental Army in America / done from an original, drawn from the life by Alex'r. Campbell, of Williamsburgh in Virginia ; Ioh. Martin Will excud. Aug. Vind.

George Washington, Esq'r. - general and commander in chief of the Cont...

Print shows George Washington, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing right, wearing military uniform, gesturing with right hand toward battle in background.

George Washington, Esq'r. - Americanischer generalissimus

George Washington, Esq'r. - Americanischer generalissimus

Print shows George Washington, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform and holding sword in right hand.

S.E. George Washington - général en chef de armées des etats unis de l'Amérique / Le B. pinx ; J.L. sculp.

S.E. George Washington - général en chef de armées des etats unis de l...

Print shows George Washington, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front, wearing military uniform; medallion on pedestal with name plate and inscription.

His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

His excy. John Adams, esq. / J. Norman sc.

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right; in medallion.

[Silhouette of George Washington and bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin]

[Silhouette of George Washington and bust portrait of Benjamin Frankli...

Print shows right profile head-and-shoulders portrait of George Washington in oval facing oval containing left profile bust portrait of Benjamin Franklin.

Mrs. James Madison, (Dolly Payne) / from an original picture by Gilbert Stuart, in possession of Richard Cutts, Esq. M.D. Washington.

Mrs. James Madison, (Dolly Payne) / from an original picture by Gilber...

Mrs. James Madison, three-quarter length portrait, facing right, holding fan.

James Madison, President of the United States / T. Sully del. ; D. Edwin fecit.

James Madison, President of the United States / T. Sully del. ; D. Edw...

James Madison, full-length portrait, standing in office, facing slightly left with right hand resting on table.

American generals / Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. sc.

American generals / Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. sc.

Print shows a composite of bust portraits of American generals during the War of 1812, including Henry Dearborn, Winfield Scott, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Jacob Brown, and Zebulon Pike.

John Adams, second president of the United States of America

John Adams, second president of the United States of America

John Adams, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right.

Gold medal presented to Jackson by Congress

Gold medal presented to Jackson by Congress

Print shows the obverse and reverse sides of a medal, with bust portrait of Major General Andrew Jackson.

General Jackson

General Jackson

Print shows Andrew Jackson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, wearing military uniform.

Battle of New Orleans and defeat of the British under the command of Sir Edward Packenham [sic] by Genl. Andrew Jackson 8th Jany. 1815 / drawn by S. Seymour ; engraved by J. W. Steel.

Battle of New Orleans and defeat of the British under the command of S...

Print shows, in the center, General Andrew Jackson receiving the salute of General Richard Call while Major Livingston rides up behind Jackson. In the background, American soldiers fight the British.

Major General Andrew Jackson, President of the United States / painted by Thomas Sully ; engraved by James B. Longacre.

Major General Andrew Jackson, President of the United States / painted...

Andrew Jackson, half-length portrait, standing, facing left, leaning on horse.

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife of President John Q. Adams

Photograph showing Mrs. John Quincy Adams, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing right.

Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washington

Letter from Thomas Jefferson, to Mr. Weightman, late Mayor of Washingt...

An allegory of printing and liberty, illustrating a broadside of a June 24, 1826, letter from Thomas Jefferson on American democracy. The female figure of Liberty displays to the Four Continents the art of prin... more

Funeral thoughts, excited by the death of John Adams and Thos. Jefferson on the Fourth of July, 1826, the jubilee of independence

Funeral thoughts, excited by the death of John Adams and Thos. Jeffers...

Broadside publ. in Boston following the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, July 4, 1826.

To sweep the Augean Stable. For President, Andrew Jackson. For Vice-President, John C. Calhoun

To sweep the Augean Stable. For President, Andrew Jackson. For Vice-Pr...

Election ticket for Jackson delegates from various Ohio counties in the presidential contest of 1828, illustrated with an image of a straw broom. The broom, a traditional pictorial and literary symbol of reform... more

[United States Capitol] / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

[United States Capitol] / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

Print shows front or east view of the U.S. Capitol as it appeared in 1829, prior to the beginning of President Andrew Jackson's administration.

United States Capitol / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

United States Capitol / C. Bullfinch delt. ; Childs dir.

Print shows front or east view of the U.S. Capitol as it appeared in 1829, prior to the beginning of President Andrew Jackson's administration.

George Washington & family

George Washington & family

George Washington seated, full-length, with Martha Washington, and two children.

Emily Tenessee Donalson, niece of President Jackson and White House hostess

Emily Tenessee Donalson, niece of President Jackson and White House ho...

Photograph showing Emily Donelson, head-and-shoulder portrait, facing right.

.00001 the value of a unit with four cyphers going before it

.00001 the value of a unit with four cyphers going before it

A satire on dissension and political intrigue within Andrew Jackson's administration, surrounding the Spring 1831 resignations of several members of his Cabinet. In the center Jackson sits in a collapsing chair... more

Andrew Jackson. From the original painting in the possession of Col. C.G. Childs of Philadelphia / painted by W. J. Hubard ; engraved by J. Sartain.

Andrew Jackson. From the original painting in the possession of Col. C...

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

Troubled treasures

Troubled treasures

A crudely drawn anti-Jackson satire, applauding Henry Clay's orchestration of Congressional resistance to the President's plan to withdraw Treasury funds from the Bank of the United States. The print also attac... more

The experiment in full operation

The experiment in full operation

An anti-Jackson satire, critical of the President's federal treasury policy and of Vice-President Van Buren's influence on the administration's fiscal program. The print specifically attacks Jackson's plan to d... more

Andrew Jackson from the original picture painted for C.G. Childs / Hubard del. ; Childs & Inman lithrs.

Andrew Jackson from the original picture painted for C.G. Childs / Hub...

Print shows Andrew Jackson, half-length portrait, facing front. Includes a facsimile signature.

Gen. George Washington's Account with the United States, as written by himself, from 1775 to 1783

Gen. George Washington's Account with the United States, as written by...

Advertisement label for book, with bust portrait of Washington.

The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshanks, under the immediate Superintendence of Maj. Jack Downing.

The grand national caravan moving east. / drawn by Hassan Straightshan...

A burlesque parade, led by Andrew Jackson and satirizing various aspects of his administration. The procession moves from right to left. At its head is Jackson, seated on a horse with Martin Van Buren cross-le... more

"This is the house that Jack built . . ."

"This is the house that Jack built . . ."

Caricature shows Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Francis Blair, William J. Duane, and others, with various animals. A crudely-drawn, anonymous satire on the Jackson Administration, alleging political intrigue... more

Andrew Jackson. President of the United States

Andrew Jackson. President of the United States

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front, with legs crossed and hands on lap.

"The government." No. 1, [Eye] take the responsibility

"The government." No. 1, [Eye] take the responsibility

A satire on Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet," the pejorative name given his informal circle of close advisors. The print appeared during the heated controversy incited by Jackson's discontinuation of federal ... more

John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States / G. Stuart, pinxt. ; on stone by W. Ball.

John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States / G. Stuart, pin...

John Adams, half-length portrait, seated, facing left, holding small book.

J.Q. Adams / engd. by V. Balch from a painting by Durant.

J.Q. Adams / engd. by V. Balch from a painting by Durant.

Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of the farms, to another storehouse; and giving Uncle Sam his, reasons for so doing

Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of t...

The artist supports Andrew Jackson's decision to withdraw federal funds from the Bank of the United States and distribute them among various state banks. Henry Clay and Bank president Nicholas Biddle's efforts... more

Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount

Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount

A satire on the failure of the combined efforts of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and Nicholas Biddle to thwart Andrew Jackson's treasury policy. In 1833 Jackson ordered that federal deposits be remo... more

The political barbecue

The political barbecue

Andrew Jackson is roasted over the fires of "Public Opinion" by the figure of Justice in a cartoon relating to the controversy surrounding Jackson's removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United State... more

Andrew Jackson général / J. Lion.

Andrew Jackson général / J. Lion.

Print shows Andrew Jackson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing military uniform.

Andrew Jackson, with the Tennessee forces, on the Hickory Grounds (Ala.) A.D. 1814

Andrew Jackson, with the Tennessee forces, on the Hickory Grounds (Ala...

Print shows Andrew Jackson, full-length portrait, sitting on a horse, facing right, with military troops in the background on the lower right. Includes quotes by and about Jackson.

James Monroe, Pres. U.S., 1758-1831

James Monroe, Pres. U.S., 1758-1831

Half lgth., facing right.

Grand match between the Kinderhook poney and the Ohio ploughman

Grand match between the Kinderhook poney and the Ohio ploughman

A satire on the presidential contest of 1836, using the metaphor of a billiards game between Whig candidate William Henry Harrison (left) and Democrat Martin Van Buren. The artist is clearly on the side of Harr... more

High places in government like steep rocks only accessible to eagles and reptiles

High places in government like steep rocks only accessible to eagles a...

Campaign satire predicting Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison's ascendancy over Democrat Martin Van Buren. In the center of the print is a mountain with a statue of George Washington, "Pater Pat... more

Democratic ticket. Going the whole hog

Democratic ticket. Going the whole hog

An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a small vignette of a man carrying ... more

Jinnoowine [i.e. "genuine"] Johnson ticket. "Carrying the war into Africa"

Jinnoowine [i.e. "genuine"] Johnson ticket. "Carrying the war into Afr...

An illustrated election ticket for the presidential campaign of 1836. Oddly, the ticket lists Ohio's Democratic electors for Van Buren while making a vicious and obscene slur on the wife of his running-mate Ri... more

Spirit of the times

Spirit of the times

Satire on the diplomatic crisis and threat of hostilities between the United States and France over the latter's refusal to pay indemnifications set by the Treaty of 1831. The situation was exacerbated by remar... more

Grand Virginia reel and scamperdown at the Whitehouse Washington

Grand Virginia reel and scamperdown at the Whitehouse Washington

Another satire on Andrew Jackson's conflict with French king Louis Philippe over French reparations due the United States under the Treaty of 1831. The artist blames vice-president Van Buren for escalation of a... more

Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!!

Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!!

An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a small vignette of a man, possibl... more

Genl. W.H. Harrison / drawn from life by J. Penniman ; lithographed & published by J. Penniman.

Genl. W.H. Harrison / drawn from life by J. Penniman ; lithographed & ...

William Henry Harrison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

General Jackson slaying the many headed monster

General Jackson slaying the many headed monster

A satire on Andrew Jackson's campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States and its support among state banks. Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and Jack Downing struggle against a snake with heads representing the... more

On the way to Araby!

On the way to Araby!

Satire on the Jackson administration's continuing battle against the Bank of the United States. The print was specifically occasioned by the re-chartering of the Bank by the Whig-controlled Pennsylvania Legisla... more

The heads of two great nations have at last come to the situation of the two goats in the fable . . .

The heads of two great nations have at last come to the situation of t...

A pro-Jackson commentary on the confrontation between the United States and France over reparations due the U.S. under the Treaty of 1831 (See "Spirit of the Times" no. 1836-4). The situation reached crisis int... more

All fours-important state of the game-the knave about to be lost

All fours-important state of the game-the knave about to be lost

The presidential campaign of 1836 viewed as a card game by a satirist in sympathy with the Whigs. Opposing candidates Martin Van Buren (Democrat) and William Henry Harrison (Whig) face each other across a card... 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

Settin' on a rail

Settin' on a rail

A satire, probably issued during August or September 1837, on the tug-of-war for influence on the President between Jacksonian Democrats and the "soft money" or conservative elements of the party. Here the arti... more

Martin Van Buren president of the U. States / from an original painting by H. Inman ; lith. & published by P. Haas, Washington City.

Martin Van Buren president of the U. States / from an original paintin...

Print shows Martin Van Buren, head-and-shoulders portrait, standing, facing front.

Capitol fashions for 1837

Capitol fashions for 1837

A caricature of President Martin Van Buren issued during the Panic of 1837, strongly critical of his continuation of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies. Particular reference is made to the Specie ... more

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

A satire attributing the dire fiscal straits of the nation to Andrew Jackson's banking policies, with specific reference to recent bank failures in New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The artist blames th... 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

Going the whole hog

Going the whole hog

Martin Van Buren's New York political favorites are represented as piglets suckled by a giant sow "The Empire State." The artist's pointed reference is to the exploitation of New York State by the President and... more

Fifty cents. Shin plaster

Fifty cents. Shin plaster

Another mock shinplaster (see also nos. 1837-9 and -10 above). Again the artist attributes the shortage of hard money to the successive monetary programs of presidents Jackson and Van Buren, particularly to the... 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

N.W. view of the mansion of George Washington. Mount Vernon / lith. by P. Haas, Washington City.

N.W. view of the mansion of George Washington. Mount Vernon / lith. by...

Print shows an exterior view of the house and outbuildings at Mount Vernon, with two men talking in the foreground.

Treasury note

Treasury note

A parody of the often worthless fractional currencies or "shinplasters" issued by banks, businesses, and municipalities in lieu of coin. These fractional notes proliferated during the Panic of 1837 with the eme... more

New edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost

New edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost

Another satire on the Panic of 1837, again condemning Van Buren's continuation of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies as the source of the crisis. Clay shows the president haunted by the ghost of C... more

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