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President Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States (1853–57)Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Franklin Pierce from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]"
Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853–57). Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation. By pursuing the recommendations of southern advisers, Pierce hoped to ease the divisions that led eventually to Civil War. His actions to signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act failed to stem intersectional conflict, setting the stage for Southern secession.
"Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion."
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Franklin Pierce from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]"

Franklin Pierce from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en ...

This image has been taken from scan 000267 from volume 10 of "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]". The title and subject terms of this ... more

Franklin Pierce from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]"

Franklin Pierce from "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en ...

This image has been taken from scan 000257 from volume 10 of "De Aardbol. Magazijn van hedendaagsche land- en volkenkunde ... Met platen en kaarten. [Deel 4-9 by P. H. W.]". The title and subject terms of this ... more

Genl. Franklin Pierce

Genl. Franklin Pierce

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2494

Ornithology

Ornithology

A mild election-year cartoon portraying Whig presidential candidate Winfield Scott (left) as a turkey and Democrat Franklin Pierce (right) as a gamecock. The two face each other from opposite sides of "Mason &... more

Frank Pierce / engrd. by W.L. Ormsby from a daguerreotype.

Frank Pierce / engrd. by W.L. Ormsby from a daguerreotype.

Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

Capability and availability

Capability and availability

Sharply critical of both the Democratic and Whig choice of presidential candidates in 1852, the artist laments the nomination of two soldiers, Winfield Scott (center) and Franklin Pierce (far right), in prefere... more

Loco Foco hunters treeing a candidate

Loco Foco hunters treeing a candidate

A satire on the Democrats' or "Loco Focos'" 1852 pursuit of Franklin Pierce for the presidential nomination. At the foot of the White Mountains in the "Dismal Swamp," an immense, swampy region of North Carolina... more

[President Franklin Pierce, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing right, with left hand inside vest]

[President Franklin Pierce, three-quarter length portrait, seated, fac...

Brady-Handy Collection (Library of Congress). LC-BH82-5118.

Franklin Pierce from "Perley's Reminiscences of sixty years in the national metropolis ... Illustrated"

Franklin Pierce from "Perley's Reminiscences of sixty years in the nat...

This image has been taken from scan 000439 from volume 01 of "Perley's Reminiscences of sixty years in the national metropolis ... Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated fro... more

Franklin Pierce, Pres. U.S., 1804-1869

Franklin Pierce, Pres. U.S., 1804-1869

Half lgth., facing right. Photoengraving after painting by M. Root, copyrighted by J.C. Tichenor. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: A/P/P I.; Pres. I.; Publ. In... more

A democratic indignation meeting / after a sketch by our special artist in Elysium ; Keppler.

A democratic indignation meeting / after a sketch by our special artis...

Print shows the ghost of Thomas Jefferson speaking to a gathering of the ghosts of John Tyler, Lewis Cass, James K. Polk, Stephen A. Douglas, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Jackson, William L. Marcy, Samuel J. Tilden,... more

Monument to Franklin Pierce, Concord N.H.

Monument to Franklin Pierce, Concord N.H.

Gravestones of Franklin Pierce and his wife. H114252 U.S. Copyright Office.

Birthplace of Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro, N.H.

Birthplace of Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro, N.H.

Exterior. Stereo copyrighted by the Keystone View Co. No. 32164. No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: New Hampshire H-; Photog. Index; Presid... more

President Household-pin-card. Art. 1225 patented. J.K. Polk 1845, Z. Taylor 1849, H. Fillmore 1850, F. Pierce 1853, J. Buchanan 1856 [n.p., n. d.].

President Household-pin-card. Art. 1225 patented. J.K. Polk 1845, Z. T...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 241, Folder 4a.

Grand, national, democratic banner - press onward - portraits from daguerreotype / lith. & pub. by N. Currier.

Grand, national, democratic banner - press onward - portraits from dag...

Print shows a presidential campaign banner featuring bust portraits of candidates "For President Franklin Pierce" and "For Vice President William R. King" in ovals with laurel wreaths beneath a bust portrait of... more

Franklin Pierce: Democratic candidate for fourtheenth president of the United States

Franklin Pierce: Democratic candidate for fourtheenth president of the...

After a daguerreotype by T. Dunlap. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2304

Grand, national, democratic banner - press onward / lith. & pub. by N. Currier.

Grand, national, democratic banner - press onward / lith. & pub. by N....

Print shows a presidential campaign banner featuring bust portraits of candidates "Franklin Pierce" and "William R. King" in ovals with laurel wreaths beneath an eagle perched on a globe labeled "America" and a... more

[Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the l...

President of the United States, 1853-1857. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Identification from an engraving by W.L. Ormsby, 1852. Facing the light / H. Pfister. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978, p. 339. Tr... more

[Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the l...

President of the United States, 1853-1857. Hallmark: Rinhart 9. Identification from an engraving by W.L. Ormsby, 1852. Facing the light / H. Pfister. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978, p. 339. Tr... more

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Crehen. No. 419. Check 500 field.

Democratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, For Vice-President, Hon. William R. King, of Alabama. [15 districts] [1852].

Democratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshi...

Page Order: Piece 2 is a Leaflet. Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portf... more

Democratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshire, For Vice-President, Hon. William R. King, of Alabama. [15 districts] [1852].

Democratic ticket. For President, Gen. Franklin Pierce, of New Hampshi...

Page Order: Piece 2 is a Leaflet. Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portf... more

Genl. Franklin Pierce's grand march

Genl. Franklin Pierce's grand march

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Genl. Franklin Pierce's grand march

Genl. Franklin Pierce's grand march

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1820-1860 (Microfilm M 3106) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form) In bound volumes: Copyright Deposits 1820-1860

Mrs. Franklin Pierce / engd. by J.C. Buttre.

Mrs. Franklin Pierce / engd. by J.C. Buttre.

Mrs. Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Illus. in: The ladies of the White House, or, In the home of the Presidents / Laura Carter Holloway Langford. New York : Funk & Wagnalls, 1886, fa... more

Mrs. Franklin Pierce / engd. by J.C. Buttre.

Mrs. Franklin Pierce / engd. by J.C. Buttre.

Mrs. Franklin Pierce, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Illus. in: The ladies of the White House, or, In the home of the Presidents / Laura Carter Holloway Langford. New York : Funk & Wagnalls, 1886, fa... more

Social qualities of our candidate

Social qualities of our candidate

Reports of his alcoholism haunted Democratic candidate Franklin Pierce during the 1852 campaign. The matter is taken up here with mocking reference to the Maine Liquor Law of 1851, a landmark prohibition measur... more

Gen. Franklin Pierce / designed and engraved on steel by W.L. Ormsby, N.Y.

Gen. Franklin Pierce / designed and engraved on steel by W.L. Ormsby, ...

Franklin Pierce in uniform, on horseback, in foreground; Mexican War battle scene, showing Chapultapec castle and Popocatépetl volcano, in background.