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The death of locofocoism

The death of locofocoism

In his satire Johnston celebrates the defeat of "Loco Foco," i.e., radical Democratic interests, in the presidential election of 1840. The "Loco Focos" were the largely working-class constituency who supported... More

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment of Republican bloodhounds

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... More

The new era or the effects of a standing army

The new era or the effects of a standing army

A condemnation of a Van Buren administration plan, put forward by Secretary of War Joel Poinsett, to reform the militia system through creation of a reserve force under regular army officers. The idea was attac... More

A political movement. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A political movement. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The artist forecasts with obvious relish the ouster of Van Buren and his cronies from office by William Henry Harrison. Van Buren is shown leaving Washington in a large cart drawn by supporters (left to right) ... More

A bivouack in safety or Florida troops preventing a surprise

A bivouack in safety or Florida troops preventing a surprise

Another parody of Van Buren administration efforts to end the long and costly Second Seminole War in Florida. The War Department was regularly subjected to public and congressional attacks for cruelty, waste, a... More

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

Grand Presidential sweep-stakes for 1849

Grand Presidential sweep-stakes for 1849

The Free Soil sympathies of the cartoonist are evident in his portrayal of the 1848 presidential contest as a race between the three major candidates. The contenders are on the course. Whig candidate Zachary T... More

Hunting Indians in Florida with blood hounds

Hunting Indians in Florida with blood hounds

A tableau dramatizing the brutal tactics employed by Zachary Taylor as commander of U.S. forces against the Seminole Indians during the Second Seminole War (1835-42). Taylor, on horseback at right, presides ov... More

Bloodhounds tearing an Indian to pieces / J.W. Orr.

Bloodhounds tearing an Indian to pieces / J.W. Orr.

Spanish soldiers, under command of Don Pedro De Avila, using bloodhounds to kill an Indian. Illus. in: The Life, travels and adventures of Ferdinand de Soto, Discoverer of the Mississippi / Lambert A. Wilmer. P... More

Chain gang of convicts engaged in road work. Pitt County, North Carolina. Autumn 1910. The inmates were quartered in the wagons shown in the picture. Wagons were equipped with bunks and move from place to place as labor is utilized. The central figure in the picture is J.Z. McLawhon, who was at that time county superintendent of chain gangs. The dogs are bloodhounds used for running down any attempted escapes
News Note: The sheriff of Montgomery county has laid in a stock of bloodhounds to aid him in catching lawbreakers, and is now engaged in training them to their work
Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, use three strands of detonating cord taped together to place a line... More

Sgt. Anthony Ellison(right), a native of Bellevue,

Sgt. Anthony Ellison(right), a native of Bellevue,

Sgt. Anthony Ellison(right), a native of Bellevue, Ohio, and a squad leader for the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division,... More

Sgt. Daren Smith (on rope), a native of Lafayette,

Sgt. Daren Smith (on rope), a native of Lafayette,

Sgt. Daren Smith (on rope), a native of Lafayette, Ind., and a team leader for the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, ... More

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, use a smoke grenade for concealment as they prepare to set up M1A2 ... More

"Bloodhound" Soldiers from 530th Engineer Company conduct

"Bloodhound" Soldiers from 530th Engineer Company conduct

"Bloodhound" Soldiers from 530th Engineer Company conduct a range safety brief before executing their engineer qualification range in Fort Stewart, Ga., July 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, 3ID... More

Town & country making another drive at the great question.--No go!!

Town & country making another drive at the great question.--No go!!

A mild reproof of Zachary Taylor's evasion of the slavery question in the campaign of 1848. Although Taylor's views were widely broadcast in the form of published letters, his stand on the main issue--the Wilmo... More

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, set up M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes on a concertina wire obstacle durin... More

Spc. Stephen Logue (right), a native of Okla., and

Spc. Stephen Logue (right), a native of Okla., and

Spc. Stephen Logue (right), a native of Okla., and a combat engineer for the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, uses a... More

The sun beams down through smoke and debris as wooden

The sun beams down through smoke and debris as wooden

The sun beams down through smoke and debris as wooden doors explode inwards in a room-clearing training building here, Dec. 5. Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, att... More

Spc. Aaron Smith, a native of Salt Lake City, and a

Spc. Aaron Smith, a native of Salt Lake City, and a

Spc. Aaron Smith, a native of Salt Lake City, and a combat engineer for the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, attempt... More

"No Slack" Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 530th Engineer

"No Slack" Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 530th Engineer

"No Slack" Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 530th Engineer Company, pose for a photo in one of the craters created by a cratering charge during their engineer qualification range in Fort Stewart, Ga., July 21, 2015. ... More

Spc. Stephen Logue, a native of Okla., and a combat

Spc. Stephen Logue, a native of Okla., and a combat

Spc. Stephen Logue, a native of Okla., and a combat engineer for the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, uses two finge... More

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, takes cover as an artillery simulator blows up while he helps the ... More

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, clear a room on the right after having breached the door, un-aware ... More

"Bloodhound" Soldiers from 530th Engineer Company detonate

"Bloodhound" Soldiers from 530th Engineer Company detonate

"Bloodhound" Soldiers from 530th Engineer Company detonate charges on the abatis lane at the Engineer Qualification Area in Fort Stewart, Ga., July 20, 2015. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Uriah Walker, 3ID Public Affairs)

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, detain a soldier acting as an unarmed combatant during a training e... More

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, pulls security as his fellow troopers employ detonating cord as pa... More

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, pulls security as his fellow troopers employ detonating cord as pa... More

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

Soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepare to use a shotgun to blow the hinges off a locked door in a ... More

A Soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A Soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”,

A Soldier of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, detains a soldier acting as an unarmed combatant during a training... More

Earth and ruble blast skyward as soldiers of the 530th

Earth and ruble blast skyward as soldiers of the 530th

Earth and ruble blast skyward as soldiers of the 530th Engineer Company “Bloodhounds”, 92nd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, detonate M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes ... More

Fierce encounter with bloodhounds.
Studying political economy. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Studying political economy. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A crudely drawn but complex satire mocking Zachary Taylor's military background and lack of political experience. Student Zachary Taylor, wearing a paper cap made out of the journal "The True Whig" is seated on... More

Studying political economy. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Studying political economy. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A crudely drawn but complex satire mocking Zachary Taylor's military background and lack of political experience. Student Zachary Taylor, wearing a paper cap made out of the journal "The True Whig" is seated on... More