Blair, Francis Preston, house, Silver Spring
Title from caption card. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division (gift, Gist Blair, 1936); 1963 July.
The presidential sweepstakes of 1844. Preparing to start
Again, the race motif is used to parody election-year rivalries. (See "Footrace, Pensylvania Avenue," no. 1844-41). Here the artist portrays the candidates as horses, lining up before a stand from which several... More
A galvanized corpse - Public domain portrait drawing
Jacksonian editor Francis Preston Blair rises from his coffin, revived by a primitive galvanic battery, as two demons look on. A man on the right throws up his hands as he is drawn toward Blair, saying: Had I n... More
Animal magnetism - Public domain historical image
A swipe at President Van Buren's independent treasury system and his continuation of the monetary policies of predecessor Andrew Jackson. The artist, clearly in sympathy with the Whigs, links corruption in the ... More
A globe to live on! - Public domain book illustration, Library of Cong...
Prominent Democratic party publicists Francis Preston Blair and Amos Kendall are portrayed as Siamese twins, joined at the mid-section, and standing on a large globe. Blair (left) was the influential editor of ... More
Loco Foco and nulification nuptials
A satire on the surprising alliance, forged early in the presidential campaign of 1840, between the Van Buren administration and southern or "nullification" Whigs in the circle of John Calhoun. At left editor ... More