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Political game of brag. Shew of hands

Political game of brag. Shew of hands

The artist resorts to the familiar metaphor of a card game for the presidential stakes in his rendition of the 1848 contest. The major contenders play a game of "brag" (an early form of poker). Around the tabl... More

The  scotch march

The scotch 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

Lamartine membre du gouvernement provisoire - ministre des affaires etrangères / M. Alophe.

Lamartine membre du gouvernement provisoire - ministre des affaires et...

Print shows Alphonse de Lamartine, three-quarter length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing left, with right elbow resting on a table and right hand at his chin. Title from item. Signed on stone on lower left:... More

Map of rail road routes from Rouse's Point to Portsmouth and Boston; compiled for the Cocheco Railroad Co. November, 1848.

Map of rail road routes from Rouse's Point to Portsmouth and Boston; c...

Map shows Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Includes a table of distances and indicates "constructed & completed" and "contemplated & chartered" railroads. The Cocheco line was chartered on July 2, 184... More

Plan stolichnago goroda Pekina s okrestnostīi︠u︡ /
I'd Offer Thee This Hand of Mine

I'd Offer Thee This Hand of Mine

Musical cover showing man and woman by stream with water mill. LOT subdivision subject: Love, Courtship and Marriage. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published and copyrighte... More

Utagawa Hiroshige - Hara, Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji

Utagawa Hiroshige - Hara, Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji

Print shows travelers, including a person riding in a basket on horseback, pass rice fields near the Hara station on the Tōkaidō Road, with view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive info... More

Lewis Cass - Print, Library of Congress collection

Lewis Cass - Print, Library of Congress collection

226 U.S. Copyright Office. "Copyright Deposit, Southern District of N.Y. Jun. 10, 1848 No. 226." This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Robinson, H.R.

Perpetual calendar. showing the day of any month corresponding to any day of the week, for the year 1775, to the year 2025 ... [Washington, D. C.] Barnard & Sandy. [c. 1848].

Perpetual calendar. showing the day of any month corresponding to any ...

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 199, Folder 17a.

Shimada kanaya, Andō Hiroshige

Shimada kanaya, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows a long trail of travelers crossing the Oi River between the Shimada and Kanaya stations on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print speci... More

"The Philomethean Society," North Star
Mishima, Andō Hiroshige

Mishima, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows two women(?), one carrying a tray of rice or grain on her head and the other is holding a parasol from which wooden cooking utensils are hanging. Mishima is the 12th station on the Tōkaidō Road. Tit... More

Futagawa

Futagawa

Print shows travelers with palanquins and approaching on foot, a shop with the merchant sitting on a bench in front, at the Futagawa station on the Tōkaidō Road.

Yui, Ando Hiroshige

Yui, Ando Hiroshige

Print shows travelers on a street at the Yui station on the Tōkaidō Road, with cliffs and view of the sea in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print s... More

Outlines of Vermont : adapted to Thompson's Geography & geology of Vermont for the use of schools and families.

Outlines of Vermont : adapted to Thompson's Geography & geology of Ver...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows minor civil subdivisions. Prime meridian: Washington, D.C. Includes indexes and ill. Inset: Geological map of Vermont. Copy imperfect: Darkened, stained, mounted on cloth backing... More

A map of the internal improvements of Virginia; prepared by C. Crozet, late principal engineer of Va. under a resolution of the General Assembly adopted March 15th 1848.

A map of the internal improvements of Virginia; prepared by C. Crozet,...

The map indicates drainage, county boundaries, mines, cities and towns, roads, canals, and railroads. Scale 1:950,000. LC Railroad maps, 307 Description derived from published bibliography. Available also throu... More

Map of Pennsylvania
Skeleton map showing the Rail Roads completed and in progress in the United States, and those projected through the Public Lands and their connection with the principal harbours on the Lakes and on the Seaboard; printed by order of the Senate of the United States the 9th: Sess: 31st Congress 1848-9.

Skeleton map showing the Rail Roads completed and in progress in the U...

Outline map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and constructed and contemplated railroads. The southern portion of map indicates proposed shipping rou... More

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

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

Scratched on back of plate: 194. Hallmark: Rinhart 21. Same sitter as DAG no. 177. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Produced ... More

Le Général Cavaignac. President du Conseil-Chef du Pouvoir execeutif / Goupil, Vibert & Cie. ; E. Gambart & Co.

Le Général Cavaignac. President du Conseil-Chef du Pouvoir execeutif /...

Louis Eugène Cavaignac, half-length portrait, standing, facing right. Paris, Goupil, Vibert & Cie. Reference copy in Biog. File. Copyright by Goupil, Vibert & Co.

Immense literary, scientific and religious attraction, at the moral centre of the intellectual world, 146 Nassau Street, New York. [1848].

Immense literary, scientific and religious attraction, at the moral ce...

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 120, Folder 15.

Water celebration, Boston, October 25, 1848.

Water celebration, Boston, October 25, 1848.

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 59, Folder 12.

Scène de barricade, Paris, Juin 1848

Scène de barricade, Paris, Juin 1848

Etching by Adolphe Hervier, 1821-1879. Beraldi, 12. One of 43 plates published in 1888 by L. Joly and titled Album Hervier. Edition of 250. Signed and dated on plate. Others inscriptions on plate include: Paris... More

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing front, seated in chair with arm resting on table with tablecloth]

[Unidentified woman, half-length portrait, facing front, seated in cha...

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 49. Case: front, central oval surrounded by scroll; back, variant of Rinhart 123. Accompanying label inside back of case: Wm. Shew, miniature case maker and dealer i... More

Jūgo, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Jūgo, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Print shows a man and a woman walking along a roadway illuminated by lanterns, at night under a full moon; on the left is a male servant carrying a sword. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nic... More

[Thomas George Pratt, half-length portrait, slightly to left]

[Thomas George Pratt, half-length portrait, slightly to left]

Senator from Maryland. Scratched on back of plate: 141; Gov. Pratt; Sen. Pratt, Md. Hallmark: Rinhart 21. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library ... More

Zachary Taylor - "I ask no favors, and shun no responsibilities"

Zachary Taylor - "I ask no favors, and shun no responsibilities"

Print shows a head and shoulders portrait of Zachary Taylor (1784-1850). Etching on silk badge. Reference copy may be in Pres. File. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tra... More

President (C)ass beginning operations, losing no time

President (C)ass beginning operations, losing no time

Once again, Lewis Cass is attacked as a militaristic expansionist. (See "A War President," no. 1848-16.) His support during the 1846 Oregon boundary dispute of the expansionist 54 40' parallel and his War of 1... More

State of New Hampshire. A proclamation for a day of thanksgiving and praise: by the governor ... appoint Thursday, the sixteenth day of November next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise throughout this State ... Given at t
Carte de la Turquie D'Asie, de la Perse: de l'Afghanistan, du Belouchistan et de la grande Boukharie; avec une partie des Etats voisins /

Carte de la Turquie D'Asie, de la Perse: de l'Afghanistan, du Belouchi...

Shows parts of lower Nile and Nile Delta in Egypt. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridian: Paris. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Honmoku kara no Fuji [o nozomu] Andō Hiroshige

Honmoku kara no Fuji [o nozomu] Andō Hiroshige

Print shows a view of Mount Fuji from across a bay with sailboat; tree studded cliff in the foreground. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06... More

Asleep - Print, Library of Congress collection

Asleep - Print, Library of Congress collection

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 0313.

Kanagawa

Kanagawa

Print shows travelers passing thatched roof buildings at the Kanagawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. F... More

Hanaikada, Andō Hiroshige

Hanaikada, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows flower petals falling on a log raft and the man driving the raft. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Sumizurie. Proba... More

"Principles, not men." The Democratic candidates for President and Vice President from 1849 to 1853 / Durang, pt. ; Baldwin & Baker, scs.

"Principles, not men." The Democratic candidates for President and Vic...

A large, banner-style campaign poster for the 1848 Democratic ticket. Bust portraits of the two candidates, Cass and Butler, are framed by oak leaves and acorns, symbols of the Democratic party. Above the portr... More

James Buchanan to Dolley Payne Madison, June 8, 1848. Receipt.

James Buchanan to Dolley Payne Madison, June 8, 1848. Receipt.

Transcripts, guides, and tools to help you use this collection may be found at http://www.loc.gov/collection/james-madison-papers/about-this-collection/.

Shooting the Christmas turkey

Shooting the Christmas turkey

While Democratic and Whig candidates debate strategies to win the presidency, or "shoot the Christmas turkey," Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren makes off with the bird. At left Democrat Lewis Cass (facing f... More

The assassination of the Sage of Ashland

The assassination of the Sage of Ashland

The artist conveys some of the profound disappointment and anger among Henry Clay's many supporters at the nomination of Zachary Taylor at the June 1848 Whig convention in Philadelphia. The convention's act was... More

Smoking him out

Smoking him out

A humorous commentary on Barnburner Democrat Martin Van Buren's opposition to regular Democratic party nominee Lewis Cass. Van Buren and his son John were active in the Free Soil effort to prevent the extensio... More

Coming to terms!. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Coming to terms!. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A gently satirical commentary on Zachary Taylor's bid for the presidency. In a small office Taylor, hat in hand, is interviewed by a young Brother Jonathan, who sits in a rocking chair with his legs propped up ... More

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

Les rois s'en vont-- bon voyage! / dessiné par Monta.

French cartoon about kings departing for the moon, possibly in reference to the end of monarchy in Europe. Print shows several balloons labeled "Service du roi" from Spain, Prussia, Denmark, Naples, etc., landi... More

[Charles Hazen Peaslee, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, eyes front]

[Charles Hazen Peaslee, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the le...

Democratic Congressman from New Hampshire, 1847-1853. Alternative identification: William King Sebastian, 1814-1865. Scratched on face of plate: 213; Sebastian, Sen. [illegible] Scratched on back of plate: 162.... More

To the honorable, the Senate and the House of representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. The memorial of Captain William Black, in behalf of himself and men who were duly organized as a company of mounted volunteers .

To the honorable, the Senate and the House of representatives of the U...

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 199, Folder 7.

Cock of the walk

Cock of the walk

The title refers to Whig candidate Zachary Taylor as the probable victor in the 1848 presidential contest. Taylor is portrayed as a victorious fighting cock, standing over his dead opponent, another cock with t... More

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with his new royal Irish national balloon, Erin-Go-Bragh the first ascent this season, will take place on Easter Monday, 24th April, 1848.

Rotundo [i.e. Rotunda] Gardens. Mr. Hampton's grand 77th ascent with h...

Broadside announcing an ascension and parachute jump from the Rotunda Gardens, Dublin, Ireland, by balloonist John Hampton. Includes a picture of his balloon "Erin-Go-Bragh." Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Narumi, Andō Hiroshige

Narumi, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers, including a group with a palanquin, in the commercial district of the Narumi station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pri... More

Yokkaichi

Yokkaichi

Print shows travelers around the torii at the entrance to a shrine at the Yokkaichi station on the Tōkaidō Road.

Shiba sinmeisha nai no zu Andō Hiroshige

Shiba sinmeisha nai no zu Andō Hiroshige

Print shows people, including many women and children, and roosters at the Shiba Sinmei shrine. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From t... More

The little magician & the modern witch of Endor

The little magician & the modern witch of Endor

Another satire on Van Buren's alliance with extremists, here personified by radical abolitionist Abby Folsom. Van Buren's emergence as candidate of the Free Soil party in the 1848 presidential race was viewed a... More

Reconnaissance of the route from Monterey to Saltillo and Mazapil with diverging roads to Encarnacion /

Reconnaissance of the route from Monterey to Saltillo and Mazapil with...

Relief shown by hachures. Pen-and-ink; blue, red, and yellow inks; on tracing linen. Includes text, distance list, and index to known or reported battle grounds. LC Luso-Hispanic World, 582 Available also throu... More

Speech of the Taylor candidate for Congress. Mr. Jacob Barker's speech at Lafayette. [1848?].

Speech of the Taylor candidate for Congress. Mr. Jacob Barker's speech...

Campaign. 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 24, Folder 22.

[Full page of The Illustrated London News, Christmas Supplement, 1848, showing 2 scenes: 1) The Christmas Holly Cart  [street peddlar selling] 2) Fetching home the Christmas dinner [from bakery]

[Full page of The Illustrated London News, Christmas Supplement, 1848,...

Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, 1848. Reference copy may be in LOT 4446. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Street vendors; Gt. Brit. Hist. 1848; Holiday... More

Zachary Taylor, the people's choice for 12th president

Zachary Taylor, the people's choice for 12th president

Print shows a Whig campaign banner for the 1848 presidential election. In the center of a facsimile cloth banner is an oval bust portrait of candidate Zachary Taylor in military uniform. Surrounding the oval, o... More

The Village Blacksmith

The Village Blacksmith

Music cover. LOT subdivision subject: Daily Life. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by A & J.P. Ordway; lithograph by E.W. Bouvé.

[Walt Whitman, full-length portrait, standing with hand in pocket and holding hat]

[Walt Whitman, full-length portrait, standing with hand in pocket and ...

From portrait by Black. No. 8242-62. Saunders no. 2. Specimen Days no. 125. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Feinberg-Whitman Collection (Library of Congress).

Ejiri, Andō Hiroshige

Ejiri, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers crossing a bridge during a rain storm at the Ejiri station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. ... More

Skeleton map showing the rail roads completed and in progress in the United States and their connection as proposed with the harbor of Pensacola, and its relative position to the various important ports on the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast and in the West Indies.

Skeleton map showing the rail roads completed and in progress in the U...

Outline map of the eastern half of the United States indicating drainage, state boundaries, major cities, and constructed and contemplated railroads. The southern portion of map indicates proposed shipping rou... More

Fujisawa, Andō Hiroshige

Fujisawa, Andō Hiroshige

Print shows travelers on a street at the Fujisawa station on the Tōkaidō Road. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Tōkaid... More

Zachary Taylor: twelfth President of the United States

Zachary Taylor: twelfth President of the United States

Artist: Risso (signature on image). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7441

Philadelphia State-house / / drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner; lith. by Deroy; printed by Cattier.

Philadelphia State-house / / drawn from nature by Aug. Köllner; lith. ...

Title from item. (DLC/PP-2001:068) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Levi Woodbury / Rowse ; from a daguerreotype by Southworth & Hawes ; J.H. Bufford's Lith., Boston.

Levi Woodbury / Rowse ; from a daguerreotype by Southworth & Hawes ; J...

Print shows Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, facing right. Title from item. Inscribed in ink at bottom right: Briggs Coll. 41499. Sheet cropped and appears to have been removed from a bound volume.

The day after the fair

The day after the fair

A pro-Cass satire, predicting the Democratic nominee's victory over Whig Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren. After the "fair," or election, Lewis Cass appears at the window of the White Ho... More

The undersigned informs his friends that he proposed to go to England by the Herman, on the 20th inst., for a brief business visit to London and Paris ... He will be happy to attend to any special commission ... New York. October 16th, 1848.

The undersigned informs his friends that he proposed to go to England ...

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 120, Folder 19.

Worrying the bull

Worrying the bull

In a ring a large bull, wearing a ribbon marked "The Rough & Ready" between its horns, faces five matadors. The bull represents Zachary Taylor, nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready." The matadors are prominent Whigs,... More

Kagamiiwa Hamanosuke, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Kagamiiwa Hamanosuke, Utagawa Kunisada, Japan

Print shows Kagamiiwa Hamanosuke, sumo wrestler, full-length portrait, standing, facing left. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: ... More

The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every man they have assasinated

The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every ...

Again partisan bitterness, over the perceived Whig betrayal of Henry Clay's hopes for the presidential nomination and over subsequent efforts to obtain Clay's endorsement of Zachary Taylor's candidacy, is vente... More

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Frémont and other authorities /

Map of Oregon and upper California from the surveys of John Charles Fr...

Hand colored. LC copy sectioned and mounted on cloth backing. Annotated on verso in black ink: California & Oregon 1848. Millard Fillmore. Relief shown by hachures and spot heights. Shows area of U.S. west of t... More

Order of exercises, in Eastport, Maine, Friday, March 31, 1848, occasioned by the decease of John Quincy Adams.

Order of exercises, in Eastport, Maine, Friday, March 31, 1848, occasi...

Adams, John Quincy. 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 27, Folder 6.

"Moore's Vacancy" : [Washington D.C.] /

"Moore's Vacancy" : [Washington D.C.] /

Cadastral survey map. "Surveyed 6th Nov'r 1848." On verso in lead pencil: From Joseph M. Toner papers. Pen-and-ink and lead pencil. Torn, missing small sections along edges, and faced with rice paper. Includes ... More

Idol mio = Oh return love, aria

Idol mio = Oh return love, aria

English translation by W.J. Wetmore 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 b... More

The telegraphic candidates

The telegraphic candidates

In a race between the railroad and the telegraph the "telegraphic candidates," Lewis Cass and William O. Butler, are first to the White House. The artist ridicules Zachary Taylor for his hazy stance on major ca... More

Washington City, August 17, 1848. Sir: Captain Fraser solicits the honor of your presence, with such friends as may accompany you, at the launching of the new revenue Brig, from the Ship yard of Wm. Easby, near the observatory on Saturday the 19

Washington City, August 17, 1848. Sir: Captain Fraser solicits the hon...

Data written in in manuscript.; Invitation. 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 Collecti... More

Notice to the lovers of ease & comfort. A good fitting boot produces ease--- ease, comfort-comfort, happiness ... B. T. Stark. Washington City, 1848.

Notice to the lovers of ease & comfort. A good fitting boot produces e...

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 199, Folder 16.

Mishima, Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji

Mishima, Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji

Print shows porters carrying three palanquins near thatched roof buildings at the Mishima station on the Tōkaidō Road; view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by N... More

Washington's reception by the Ladies on the bridge

Washington's reception by the Ladies on the bridge

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

E. Goodwin & Brother's Spanish mixed smoking tobacco. 153, South Street, N.Y.

E. Goodwin & Brother's Spanish mixed smoking tobacco. 153, South Stree...

Tobacco label showing farmer contentedly smoking pipe on porch with family. LOT subdivision subject: Daily life and activities. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Caption card tracings: ... More

J. C. Alexander to Andrew Jackson, Jr., February 11, 1848
Matsuchiyama yukibare no zu Andō Hiroshige

Matsuchiyama yukibare no zu Andō Hiroshige

Print shows a winter scene with a bridge spanning a canal and boats on a river. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Nishikie, prob... More

Yui

Yui

Print shows thatched roof buildings on coastline with mountain in the background and harbor with three ships under sail, and travelers stopping at the rest stops at the Yui station on the Tōkaidō Road.

Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania : from original surveys, with the farm limits /

Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania : from original surveys, with the...

Shows farm boundaries and landowners' names. Hand colored to emphasize township boundaries and territories. Prime meridian: Washington D.C. Printed in western/eastern segments (sheets). LC copy imperfect: Britt... More

Western Continent Extra Dec. 9th, 1848. To the Southern public. We are aboout to commence another year of the New Series of the Continent, and we beg leave to solicit the patronage of our Southern friends ... Baltimore. 1848.

Western Continent Extra Dec. 9th, 1848. To the Southern public. We are...

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 30, Folder 32.

A correct chart of Salt River

A correct chart of Salt River

"Salt River," the fictitious river of political doom, is charted here as a meandering stream of Democratic misfortunes. The chart was purportedly "prepared by Father Ritchie," i.e., Democratic editor and Polk a... More

Hiratsuka, Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji

Hiratsuka, Andō Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji

Print shows travelers at an open-air rest stop near shrines at the Hiratsuka station on the Tōkaidō Road; view of Mount Fuji in the background. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sp... More

Now and then: or how to meet an old friend with a new face

Now and then: or how to meet an old friend with a new face

Peter Smith (pseudonym for N.C.). Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4904

The candidate of many parties. A phrenological examination to ascertain what his political principles are

The candidate of many parties. A phrenological examination to ascertai...

Whig nominee Zachary Taylor's reluctance to clearly declare his political views was an issue eagerly exploited by the opposition in the 1848 campaign. Here the artist shows phrenologist Orson S. Fowler probing... More

Railroads in Virginia and part of North Carolina, drawn and engraved for Doggett's Railroad Guide & Gazetteer.

Railroads in Virginia and part of North Carolina, drawn and engraved f...

Shows rail connections between Harpers Ferry and Winchester, Acquia Creek to Rocky Mount and Huntsville, N.C., and a line from Gosport to Newsons Depot.

Order of the procession for the funeral of the Hon. John Quincy Adams, a representative in the Congress of the United States from the state of Massachusetts, and ex-president of the United States ... February 24, 1848.

Order of the procession for the funeral of the Hon. John Quincy Adams,...

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 232, Folder 45.

Who says gas? Or the Democratic b-hoy

Who says gas? Or the Democratic b-hoy

A pro-Democrat satire, pitting Democratic candidate Lewis Cass against Whig nominee Zachary Taylor in a bout for the presidency. Cass (center) is the obvious favorite. He wears the stovepipe hat, boots, bold pl... More

Self-inflating pillow. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Self-inflating pillow. Book illustration from Library of Congress

American general Gideon J. Pillow's self-promoting attempts to discredit Mexican War commander Gen. Winfield Scott are ridiculed in this portrayal of Scott puncturing "Polk's Patent" pillow. Pillow's efforts we... More

George W. Dole to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, March 30, 1848  (Appointments)
Knock'd into a cock'd hat

Knock'd into a cock'd hat

Zachary Taylor's presidential nomination at the Whig national convention in Philadelphia on June 9, 1848, is represented as a severe blow to Lewis Cass, nominated by the Democrats a few weeks earlier. The extre... More

Dr. Wynkoop's, katharismic Honduras, sarsaparilla

Dr. Wynkoop's, katharismic Honduras, sarsaparilla

347 U.S. Copyright Office. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Sarony & Major. Copyright deposit, southern district of N.Y.: Jan 31, 1848 no. 347.

Jesus imprints his face on a cloth. / Jesus impreso su rostro en un paño.
[Ancient Indian burial mounds. Moundsville, W.Va.] Great Mound at Grave Creek

[Ancient Indian burial mounds. Moundsville, W.Va.] Great Mound at Grav...

Engraving by J.W. Orr. Illus. in: Squier & Davis, Ancient Monuments..., 1848. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: W.Va. Moundsv... More

William Jenkins Worth, 1794-1849

William Jenkins Worth, 1794-1849

Half lgth., facing right.

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass engage in a bout of fisticuffs in their battle for the presidency in 1848. Taylor, clearly getting the better of his opponent, seizes Cass by the lapels saying, "A little more gra... More

The modern Gilpins. Love's labor lost

The modern Gilpins. Love's labor lost

A parody of Democratic politics in the months preceding the party's 1848 national convention. Specifically, the artist ridicules the rivalry within the party between Free Soil or anti-slavery interests, which u... More

The strife, between an old hunker, a barnburner and a no party man

The strife, between an old hunker, a barnburner and a no party man

A particularly well-drawn satire on the three major presidential contenders for 1848, (left to right) Zachary Taylor, Martin Van Buren and Lewis Cass. Of the three the artist seems to favor Van Buren, the "Barn... More

The case of passed Midshipman Rogers. [From Houston's Senate reports.] Friday, February 11, 1848.

The case of passed Midshipman Rogers. [From Houston's Senate reports.]...

Rogers, Midshipman 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 232, Folder 28.

By the President of the United States. It has pleased Divine Providence to call hence a great and patriotic citizen. John Quincy Adams is no more ... I direct that all the Executive offices at Washington be placed in mourning, and that all busin

By the President of the United States. It has pleased Divine Providenc...

Adams, John Quincy- Death. 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 232, Folder 44.

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