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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

[John P. Morton, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[John P. Morton, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

Publisher of the Louisville Journal. Scratched on back of plate: 6. Hallmark: Rinhart 4b. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Pr... more

State of New Hampshire. A proclamation for a day of fasting and prayer by the Governor ... I do appoint Friday, the twenty-ninth day of March instant, to be observed throughout this State as a day of fasting and prayer ... Given at the Coucil Ch

State of New Hampshire. A proclamation for a day of fasting and prayer...

Thanksgiving proclamation. 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 93, Folder 9.

[Joseph Vance, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Joseph Vance, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

Democratic Congressman from Ohio, 1822-1835; Governor, 1836-1838; Whig Congressman, 1843-1847. Scratched on face of plate: 165. Scratched on back of plate: 285; Gov. Vance, Ohio. Transfer; U.S. War College; 192... more

The liberator. v.14:no.2(1844:Jan.12)

The liberator. v.14:no.2(1844:Jan.12)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.43(1844:Oct.25)

The liberator. v.14:no.43(1844:Oct.25)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

H. Clay

H. Clay

Another campaign portrait of Whig presidential candidate Henry Clay. In an oval frame, surrounded by an ornate floral wreath, is a bust-length portrait of Clay. Two books and a quill pen are visible over his sh... more

The liberator. v.14:no.47(1844:Nov.22)

The liberator. v.14:no.47(1844:Nov.22)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Uncle Sam and his servants

Uncle Sam and his servants

An anti-Tyler satire, lampooning the incumbent's efforts to secure a second term against challengers Henry Clay and James Polk. With his shoulder to the door Tyler bars the entry of (left to right) John C. Cal... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

Paper label on cover glass: Emilio Burnet. Alternative identification: Emilio Burnet (cat. 5). In oval brass mat. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (... more

The interior view of the floating Church of Our Savior for Seamen

The interior view of the floating Church of Our Savior for Seamen

106 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Nagel, L. [2 copies, 1 col.]

Daily forum extra. The American eagle against the British lion! Americans read. Manufacturers, mechanics, Democrats and Whigs, one and all!!! ... Phila. October 1, 1844.

Daily forum extra. The American eagle against the British lion! Americ...

The American eagle against the British lion. 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 154, Folder 20.

[Israel T. Hatch, half-length portrait, slightly to right, eyes front]

[Israel T. Hatch, half-length portrait, slightly to right, eyes front]

Democratic Congressman from New York, 1857-1859. Scratched on face of plate: 189: Hatch. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Pro... more

The liberator. v.14:no.39(1844:Sep.27)

The liberator. v.14:no.39(1844:Sep.27)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.13(1844:Mar.29)

The liberator. v.14:no.13(1844:Mar.29)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Henry William Herbert, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to left, with mustache and imperial]

[Henry William Herbert, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to...

Author. Scratched on back of plate: 132. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

The liberator. v.14:no.13(1844:Mar.29)

The liberator. v.14:no.13(1844:Mar.29)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Ruth Fitts, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, full face]

[Ruth Fitts, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, full face]

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 32. Case: variant of Rinhart 124. Accompanying label: Ruth Fitz (Mrs. Chester Fitz) of Charlton. Was part of LOT 8492. Transfer; Manuscript Division; 1959. Forms par... more

[Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right]

[Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right...

Governor of New Hampshire, 1823-1824; Democratic Senator, 1825-1831, 1841-1845; Secretary of the Navy, 1831-1834; Secretary of the Treasury, 1834-1841; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1845-1851. Sc... more

Collector

Collector

Drawing shows a public documents civil servant asleep before a fireplace. He leans on the back two legs of his chair. Bayard Taylor made at extensive trips to Europe between 1844 his death in 1879. Inscribed ov... more

Fellow citizens:- It is not to be disguised that we are on the eve of one of the most important elections ever held in this country, and we of the Democratic Whig party ... By order of the Bensalem Clay Club [October, 1844].

Fellow citizens:- It is not to be disguised that we are on the eve of ...

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; Portfolio 154, Folder 22.

The little magician invoked

The little magician invoked

Martin Van Buren, known as "the Little Magician" for his remarkable political agility, summons spirits to divine the Democratic or "Loco Foco" prospects for election in 1844. He sits in an astrological circle, ... more

The liberator. v.14:no.11(1844:Mar.15)

The liberator. v.14:no.11(1844:Mar.15)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.46(1844:Nov.15)

The liberator. v.14:no.46(1844:Nov.15)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.27(1844:July 5)

The liberator. v.14:no.27(1844:July 5)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.52(1844:Dec.27)

The liberator. v.14:no.52(1844:Dec.27)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Yoshiwara sakura no zu

Yoshiwara sakura no zu

Print shows women and men among blossoming cherry trees at Yoshiwara. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Edo meisho : ... more

Sepulchral monuments Petra March 9th 1839

Sepulchral monuments Petra March 9th 1839

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 3, pts. 16-18, p. 5. Surro... more

The liberator. v.14:no.33(1844:Aug.16)

The liberator. v.14:no.33(1844:Aug.16)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.40(1844:Oct.4)

The liberator. v.14:no.40(1844:Oct.4)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Grand rally! The American Republicans of the city of Lancaster will meet in the Court house on Wednesday evening, 21st inst. to ratify the nominations of the County convention, and by rallying to the standard. and 'neath the ample folds of our n

Grand rally! The American Republicans of the city of Lancaster will me...

Lancaster, Oa. American republicans.; American republicans, Lancaster, Pa.; Political campaign. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in... more

[George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, with spectacles]

[George Bush, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right...

Identification from engraving by H.W. Smith on frontispiece of Memoirs and reminiscences of the late Prof. George Bush, edited by Woodbury M. Fernald, 1860. Image in engraving is similar, but not identical to t... 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. LOT subdivision subject: Birthplace and Homes. Title and other information transcribed from caption ... more

The liberator. v.14:no.21(1844:May 24)

The liberator. v.14:no.21(1844:May 24)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Henry Clay / painted by James Wise ; engraved by J. Sartain.

Henry Clay / painted by James Wise ; engraved by J. Sartain.

Print showing Henry Clay, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, gesturing with right hand, left hand resting on table; a globe and two books are on the floor in lower left corner. Title from ite... more

Zōgahana nadagorō

Zōgahana nadagorō

Print shows Zōgahana Nadagorō, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, wearing striped robe.

Ball-play

Ball-play

Native men and boys playing a game similar to lacrosse, near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Illus. in: North American Indian portfolio ; hunting scenes and amusements of the Rocky Mountains and prairies of America / fr... more

[Henry Grinnell, head-and-shoulders portrait, profile to the left]

[Henry Grinnell, head-and-shoulders portrait, profile to the left]

Merchant; backer of polar expeditions; first President of the American Geographical Society.

The liberator. v.14:no.4(1844:Jan.26)

The liberator. v.14:no.4(1844:Jan.26)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Erastus Brooks, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Erastus Brooks, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the ri...

Editor of the New York Express. Identification from: Ballou's pictorial drawing-room companion, January, 10, 1857, p. 28. Scratched on back of plate: 159. Written in pencil on back of plate: 74. Corners rounded... more

Treeing coons

Treeing coons

One of the few satires sympathetic to the Democrats to appear during the 1844 presidential contest. Democratic presidential nominee James Polk is portrayed as a buckskinned hunter who has treed "coons" Henry Cl... more

The liberator. v.14:no.29(1844:July 19)

The liberator. v.14:no.29(1844:July 19)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Pliny Earle, three-quarters to left]

[Pliny Earle, three-quarters to left]

Author and physician. Identification from Sanborn's Life of Earle. Scratched on face of plate: 39; Earle. Scratched on back of plate: 113 Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Da... more

Campaign ribbon. [n. p.] [c. 1844].

Campaign ribbon. [n. p.] [c. 1844].

Printed on silk. 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 119, Folder 28a.

[Joshua R. Giddings, half-length poirtrait, facing slightly right]

[Joshua R. Giddings, half-length poirtrait, facing slightly right]

Congressman from Ohio, 1838-1859. Scratched on back of plate: 322. Copy daguerreotype. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produ... more

For President: James K. Polk, of Tennessee. For Vice President: George M. Dallas, of Pennsylvania

For President: James K. Polk, of Tennessee. For Vice President: George...

A Democratic election ticket for the 1844 presidential campaign, issued sometime between May 29, when Polk received the Democratic nomination, and the November canvass. The ticket names the party's eight electo... more

Petra looking south March 9th 1839 / David Roberts.

Petra looking south March 9th 1839 / David Roberts.

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 3, pts. 16-18, p. 6. Surro... more

Okazaki

Okazaki

Print shows a wooden bridge from below spanning a river at the Okazaki station on the Tōkaidō Road; man on horseback crossing the bridge, boats on the river, and buildings in the near background, mountains in t... more

The liberator. v.14:no.44(1844:Nov.1)

The liberator. v.14:no.44(1844:Nov.1)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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

Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man

Artist: Unknown artist.Creation Date: 1844.Print Date: ca. 1844.Process: daguerreotype.Credit Line: Gift of Stanley B. Burns ... more

[Ralph Hoyt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, holding a book]

[Ralph Hoyt, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right, holdin...

Poet and clergyman. Identification from print published in Duyckinck's Cyclop. of Amer. Literature (1875), v. 2, page 397. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype col... more

[Unidentified man, possibly Marshall P. Wilder, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to right]

[Unidentified man, possibly Marshall P. Wilder, head-and-shoulders por...

Scratched on back of plate: D... Webster. Purchase; Alice H. Cox and Mary H. Evans; 1954. Forms part of: Brady-Handy collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congres... more

Murder! $500 reward. A reward of $500 will be given for the apprehension, and safe delivery in the jail of Chillicothe of the murderer of Frederick Edwards, committed at Bourneville, Ross county, O. on the night of the 19th of Nove

Murder! $500 reward. A reward of $500 will be given for the apprehensi...

Gift, from the Edward McPherson Papers, 1908. 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 137,... more

Suez Febry 11th 1839

Suez Febry 11th 1839

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 3, pts. 19-20, p. 12. Surr... more

[Freeman Hunt, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Freeman Hunt, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

Journalist, author, publisher. Manuscript label on cover glass: Mr. Hunt. Scratched on back of plate: 399. Edges trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype coll... more

[Unidentified military officer, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, standing, in uniform, with sword]

[Unidentified military officer, three-quarter length portrait, facing ...

Title devised by Library staff based on information from National Archives photograph no. 111-B-5731. Alternative identification: Col. Thomas Staniford (cat. 5). Scratched on back of plate: 382. Transfer; U.S. ... more

[Daniel Dickinson, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the left, facing front]
The liberator. v.14:no.52(1844:Dec.27)

The liberator. v.14:no.52(1844:Dec.27)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly facing front, hand resting on table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, nearly...

Scratched on back of plate: 311. Corners trimmed. Hallmark: Lerebour. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... more

[Unidentified man, about 25 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly in profile, the head three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 25 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 16 [canceled]; 284. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the left, resting arm on back of chair, wearing plaid coat]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, half-length portrait, head t...

Scratched on back of plate: 39. Written in pencil on back of plate: 39. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew B... more

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, slightly to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 45 years of age, half-length portrait, slight...

Alternative identification: Fitzpatrick (cat. 5). Scratched on face of plate: 33; Fitzpatrick. Scratched on back of plate: 292; Sen from [?] Identified by Owen Blevins 4/2017 based on similar image in the Biogr... more

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, facing front, seated beside small table with tablecloth and handbag, wearing white cap]

[Unidentified woman, about 60 years of age, full-length portrait, faci...

Scratched on face of plate: 178. Scratched on back of plate: 80; 90. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... more

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, nearly facing front, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, about 50 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 259. Corners trimmed. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the right, facing front]

[Unidentified man, about 40 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Photo possibly shows Thaddeus Hyatt. (Source: Frederick Rock, 2011) Scratched on back of plate: 53; 54 [cancelled] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection... more

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[Unidentified man, about 35 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Vignetted at bottom. Scratched on back of plate: 23. Corners rounded. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Bra... more

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, with chin whiskers]

[Unidentified man, about 30 years of age, head-and-shoulders portrait,...

Scratched on back of plate: 189; 295. Corners rounded. Possibly a portrait of John Bigelow based on similarity to image LC-BH82- 4625 in Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Source: Owen Blevins 4/2017). Transfer... more

Petra March 10th 1839 / David Roberts.

Petra March 10th 1839 / David Roberts.

The ravine. Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 3, pts. 16-18,... more

Panoramic view of New York, from the East River

Panoramic view of New York, from the East River

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Havell.

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

Alternative identifications: William Beach Lawrence, Gov. R.I.; Cornelius Van Wyck Lawrence, mayor of N. Y. Scratched on face of plate: Lawrence. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms par... more

The liberator. v.14:no.11(1844:Mar.15)

The liberator. v.14:no.11(1844:Mar.15)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.39(1844:Sep.27)

The liberator. v.14:no.39(1844:Sep.27)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.22(1844:May 31)

The liberator. v.14:no.22(1844:May 31)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The liberator. v.14:no.7(1844:Feb.16)

The liberator. v.14:no.7(1844:Feb.16)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Anti annexation procession

Anti annexation procession

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

[Fantasy transformation of a bird into a flowerpot, into a woman, into a snake]

[Fantasy transformation of a bird into a flowerpot, into a woman, into...

Illus. in: Grandville, J. J. Un autre monde, transformations, visions, ..., 1844. Paris : H. Fournier, 1844, p. 243. Reference copy in LOT 4624.

[Rosalie Henriette Bediez Laborde, full-length portrait of a woman, three-quarters to right, standing, in costume with lace apron, holding bouquet]

[Rosalie Henriette Bediez Laborde, full-length portrait of a woman, th...

French opera singer. Identification from woodcut in Ballou's Pictorial, June 25, 1859, page 401. Alternative identifications: Madame Sabonde (cat. 5); Villaume. Scratched on face of plate: 213; Mad. Laborde. Sc... more

[James McDowell, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[James McDowell, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Governor of Virginia. Scratched on face of plate: 236; McDowell. Scratched on back of plate: 40. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congr... more

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes front, with monocle suspended around neck]

[Unidentified man, half-length portrait, three-quarters to right, eyes...

Scratched on face of plate: 256; Capt. Dunn. Scratched on back of plate: 127. Alternative identification: Mr. Dunn (Captain Charles Dunn who served in the Black Hawk War and later became Chief Justice of the W... more

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to the right]

Scratched on back of plate: 315. Hallmark: Rinhart 46. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.

Sanbashi no onna

Sanbashi no onna

Print shows a young woman wearing geta, walking on a wharf, with several birds flying overhead. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format... more

The liberator. v.14:no.11(1844:Mar.15)

The liberator. v.14:no.11(1844:Mar.15)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

[Scene of ancient Mayan Indian monument in the Yucatan Penninsula of Mexico]

[Scene of ancient Mayan Indian monument in the Yucatan Penninsula of M...

Engraved plates from drawing by Frederick Catherwood. Illus. in: Views of Ancient Monuments, N.Y., 1844, plate 4. Reference copy may be in LOT 4410D. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

Scratched on back of plate: 312. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced by Mathew Brady's studio.