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Topic: 1844

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Appraiser

Appraiser

Humorous drawing shows a public documents appraiser, from behind, asleep at his desk, a frowning crowd has gathered on the other side of his window. Bayard Taylor made extensive travels to Europe and Egypt betw... more

[Walter Restored Jones, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to left]

[Walter Restored Jones, half-length portrait, nearly in profile to lef...

Founder of Atlantic Mutual Marine Insurance Co., of New York City.

[Richard Yates, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

[Richard Yates, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

Whig Congressman from Illinois, 1851-1855; Republican Governor of Illinois, 1861-1865; Republican Senator from Illinois, 1865-1871.

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left]

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left...

Democratic Congressman from Illinois, 1843-1847; Senator, 1847-1861.

[Solomon Weathersbee Downs, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]
[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, in military uniform]

[Colonel William Gates, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to...

Colonel, U.S. Army; Governor of Tampico, Mexico, 1846-1848.

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

Republican Congressman from Maine, 1859-1861.

The hunter of Kentucky

The hunter of Kentucky

Henry Clay is the hunter, and various Democrats his quarry. Clay wears a fringed buckskin outfit and coonskin cap reminiscent of Davy Crockett and the Western characters of the contemporary stage, such as Nimro... more

Loco Foco triumphal honors

Loco Foco triumphal honors

A mock triumphal procession ridiculing "Loco Foco" or radical Democratic support of candidates James K. Polk and George M. Dallas. The Loco Focos are portrayed as ragged Irishmen, carrying the two candidates on... more

Sale of dogs

Sale of dogs

Seeking a middle course between the issues of the annexation of Texas on one hand and abolitionism on the other, Van Buren lost the support of southern Democrats, including elderly statesman Andrew Jackson. Her... more

A peep at the future

A peep at the future

A Whig fantasy on the supposed outcome of the 1844 election. Here Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen occupy the White House. They watch from a window as John Tyler plays a hand organ and leads a group of mi... more

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

A comic scene anticipating a Whig victory in the upcoming presidential election. The date is 1845, after an election supposedly decided on the Texas question, the tariff issue, and Democratic identification wi... 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

Progress of reform!!! No. 1

Progress of reform!!! No. 1

A scene in New York, outside the gates of City Hall Park. Two well-dressed men with top hats overturn the table of two apple-women. One of the men (from all appearances a Loco Foco radical Democrat) shouts at t... more

Ball-play

Ball-play

Native men and boys playing a game similar to lacrosse, near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.

Virginia Melodies - a selection of the most popular national airs arranged in a rosy manner for the flute by Alex'r Kyle
Kanda myōjin

Kanda myōjin

Print shows exterior view of the Kanda Myōjin shrine with a few pilgrims.

Map showing the proposed rail roads from Boston to Burlington, from Hale's map of New England.

Map showing the proposed rail roads from Boston to Burlington, from Ha...

Outline map of eastern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and northern Massachusetts showing four proposed railroad routes. A list of distances appear below the title.

Bal masqué

Bal masqué

Animals wearing caricature masks of prominent persons.

Kaga no Chiyojo

Kaga no Chiyojo

Print shows a woman, Chiyojo, full-length portrait, facing right, carrying a wooden bucket.

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

The race for a $25,000 prize (the president's salary) is a metaphor for the 1844 campaign. The favored contender here is Henry Clay. The other runners are James K. Polk and John Tyler, while commentaries are of... more

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the Boston Clay Club, No. 1

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the B...

Three oval views of Clay's birthplace, Hanover, Ky.; Clay's residence "Ashland"; and White House, Wash., D.C.

Sanbashi no onna

Sanbashi no onna

Print shows a young woman wearing geta, walking on a wharf, with several birds flying overhead.

Mutsuki

Mutsuki

Print shows a woman with a child playing with a marionette.

The life and public services of Henry Clay

The life and public services of Henry Clay

Text illustrated with patriotic symbolic vignettes.

Chinook lodge / drawn by A.T. Agate ; R.W. Dawson sc.