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President John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams, son of John and Abigail Adams, served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. A member of multiple political parties over the years, he also served as a diplomat, a Senator, and a member of the House of Representatives.
"All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse."
Adams Mansion, 135 Adams Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA
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J.Q. Adams / engd. by V. Balch from a painting by Durant.

Head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

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

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

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

Abolition frowned down

A satire on enforcement of the "gag-rule" in the House of Representatives, prohibiting discussion of the question of slavery. Growing antislavery sentiment in the North coincided with increased resentment by so... more

John Quincy Adams / taken from a daguerreotype by P. Haas ; lith. & publ. by P. Haas Wash. City.

Print shows John Quincy Adams, full-length portrait, seated in a chair, facing front, with hands on a book in his lap and legs crossed, and with large book on the floor next to the chair.

President from "Presidential inaugurations from George Washington 1789 to Grover Cleveland 1893. With inaugural addresses, etc"

This image has been taken from scan 000076 from "Presidential inaugurations from George Washington 1789 to Grover Cleveland 1893. With inaugural addresses, etc". The title and subject terms of this image have b... more

J.Q. Adams

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

Declaration of Independence

A facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, in an ornamental oval frame with medallions of seals of the thirteen original colonies, and medallion portraits of John Hancock, George Washington, and Thomas Jef... more

Independence declared 1776. The Union must be preserved / designed and published by Joseph A. Arnold ; Thomas Moore's Lithography, Boston.

A memorial to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution, with distinctly pro-Democratic overtones. Below the title "Independence Declared" are bust portraits of the first eight Presidents, wit... more

The Presidents of the United States Lewis Cass, Democratic candidate for 12th president.

Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic presidential candidate Lewis Cass. It is almost identical in design to a banner Currier produced the same year for Zachary Taylor (no. 1848-5), except that here, abo... more

The rats leaving a falling house

A simpler and less animated composition on the same general idea as Edward W. Clay's ".00001" (no. 1831-1). Again Jackson is seated in a collapsing chair, with the "Altar of Reform" toppling next to him, and ra... more

The pedlar and his pack or the Desperate effort, an over balance

A satire on the reverse impact of John Binns's anti-Jackson "coffin handbill" campaign during the presidential race of 1828. Editor-publisher Binns supports on his back a large load of coffins, upon which are ... more

John Quincy Adams, President of the United States / painted by T. Sully ; eng. by A.B. Durand.

Full-length portrait of President Adams, seated in a library, facing slightly right, holding book.

John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States / E.B. & E.C. Kellogg ; D. Needham.

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

John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States / E.B. & E.C. Kellogg ; D. Needham.

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

All on hobbies, gee up, gee ho!

The major figures in American national politics in 1838 are gently satirized, each characterized as riding a favorite issue or "hobbyhorse." At the lead (far left) is President Martin Van Buren, riding a horse ... more

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