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Expansion & contraction

Expansion & contraction

A ludicrous contrast of two influential Democrats, the obese Alabama Representative Dixon Hall Lewis and gaunt "Globe" editor Francis Preston Blair. The artist comments upon the unlikely alliance established in... More

[James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

U.S. President. Possibly a copy daguerreotype. 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 patriots getting their beans

The patriots getting their beans

A satirical view of the scramble among newly elected President James K. Polk's 1844 campaign supporters, or "patriots," for "their beans," i.e., patronage and other official favors. Polk (upper right) sits in t... More

Funeral obsequies of free-trade

Funeral obsequies of free-trade

A gloomy view of the effects of the Polk administration's Tariff of 1846. The artist echoes Whig condemnation of the measure as adverse to American trade. A funeral cortege, composed of administration supporter... More

Polk's dream

Polk's dream

Here Clay is critical of James K. Polk's public advocacy of the 54.40 parallel as the northern boundary of American territory in Oregon. The cartoon also alludes to widespread uncertainty as to the course the ... More

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

[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right]

[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right]

From Brady daguerreotype. LC-BH821-6628.

[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right]

[James Buchanan, bust portrait, facing right]

Title devised by Library staff.

[Painting of James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Painting of James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

Case: scroll motif surrounded by flowers. Hallmark: Rinhart 20b. Date based on hallmark. Purchase; Marian S. Carson; 1998; (DLC/PP-1998:151.1). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). For... More

The great Presidential race of 1856

The great Presidential race of 1856

An animated comic scene ridiculing the Democratic and American party candidates. In the foreground is a somewhat rickety wooden "Democratic Platform," into which presidential candidate James Buchanan has just r... More

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

The artist lays on the Democrats the major blame for violence perpetrated against antislavery settlers in Kansas in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Here a bearded "freesoiler" has been bound to the "Democr... More

Letting the last "Democratic drop"

Letting the last "Democratic drop"

The only obvious portrait in this crudely drawn satire is that of Republican candidate John C. Fremont (right). An emaciated man (center) sits in a chair near an open window. He is apparently James Buchanan, a... More

"Buck" taking the "pot"

"Buck" taking the "pot"

A pro-Buchanan satire, critical of the divisive or sectionalist appeal of the other two presidential contenders in the 1856 race. "Buck" or Buchanan (left) has evidently won a card game over Fremont (fallen at ... More

The morning after the election--November 1856

The morning after the election--November 1856

The victorious James Buchanan sits under a trellis of grape vines, holding reports of election returns on his lap. He reflects, "What a happy morning for my country and myself. Here I find returns for myself & ... More

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians"

Liberty, the fair maid of Kansas--in the hands of the "border ruffians...

A bitter indictment of the Democratic administration's responsibility for violence and bloodshed in Kansas in the wake of the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. (See also "Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler... More

The grand national fight 2 against 1 fought on the 6th of Nov. 1856 for one hundred thousand dollars

The grand national fight 2 against 1 fought on the 6th of Nov. 1856 fo...

The familiar metaphor of the presidential contest as a boxing match is invoked once again. (For an earlier example see "Set to Between the Champion Old Tip and the Swell Dutchman of Kinderhook," no. 1836-12.) T... More

The buck chase of 1856

The buck chase of 1856

Democratic candidate James Buchanan, as a buck deer, crosses the finish line of a racecourse ahead of competitors Millard Fillmore and John C. Fremont. Spectators cheer in the stands behind. Fillmore appears a... More

Isaac Pittman Compendium of Phonography in Journal of Montgomery C. Meigs, ca. January 1856

Isaac Pittman Compendium of Phonography in Journal of Montgomery C. Me...

Forms part of Montgomery C. Meigs Papers; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006021 For Wendy Wolff, Editor, Historical Office of the Senate, 4-6750. Isaac Pittman Compendium o... More

Shall I vote for ten cents a day?

Shall I vote for ten cents a day?

A campaign parody somewhat favorable to Republican candidate John C. Fremont, but suggesting a conspiracy between Fremont and Millard Fillmore to defeat Democrat James Buchanan. Buchanan's nickname "Ten Cent Ji... More

Inauguration ball in the immense building erected for the purpose in Judiciary Square, Washington City, March 4th, 1857

Inauguration ball in the immense building erected for the purpose in J...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 3, 1857 March 21, p. 241. Reference copy in PRES FILE - Buchanan, James Inauguration, 1857.

Grand national inauguration ball, March Fourth, 1857 : [invitation].

Grand national inauguration ball, March Fourth, 1857 : [invitation].

Printed invitation to James Buchanan's inaugural ball held at at Washington, D.C.'s Judiciary Square in a special building erected for the event to accomodate 6,000 people. The invitation lists the "managers" ... More

The inauguration procession in honor of President Buchanan passing through [...]

The inauguration procession in honor of President Buchanan passing thr...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 3, 1857 March 21, p. 240. Reference copy in PRES FILE - Buchanan, James Inauguration, 1857.

James Buchanan / Engraved by J.C. Buttre.

James Buchanan / Engraved by J.C. Buttre.

James Buchanan, half-length portrait, facing right.

James Buchanan / daguerrotype by Brady ; engraved by J.C. Buttre.

James Buchanan / daguerrotype by Brady ; engraved by J.C. Buttre.

James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right. Engraved for the U.S. Dem. Review.

Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the east front of the U. S. Capitol, March 4, 1857

Inauguration of James Buchanan, President of the United States, at the...

Forms part of Montgomery C. Meigs Papers; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006021 First photograph of an inauguration at the Capitol, which was still under construction in 18... More

The political quadrille. Music by Dred Scott

The political quadrille. Music by Dred Scott

A general parody on the 1860 presidential contest, highlighting the impact of the Dred Scott decision on the race. That controversial decision, handed down in 1857 by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, ruled that ne... More

James Buchanan / engraved by permission, from the original in the possession of J.C. Buttre.

James Buchanan / engraved by permission, from the original in the poss...

James Buchanan, full-length portrait, standing by table, facing left, holding book.

Political chart. Presidential campaign, 1860

Political chart. Presidential campaign, 1860

Campaign broadside presenting portraits and platforms of all candidates as well as portraits of the 15 previous Presidents.

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and desolations?

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and de...

Extracts from a speech by Alexander H. Stephens (now Vice-President of the Confederate States), delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of January, 1861. Who commenced the war?… catalo... More

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

The second in a series of caricatures criticizing the secession of several Southern states from the Union during the last months of the Buchanan administration. Here the young nursery-rhyme shepherdess Bo-Peep ... More

The folly of secession

The folly of secession

South Carolina struggles against the outgoing Buchanan administration in an attempt to "smash the Union up!" The artist uses the age-old pictorial conceit of two parties pulling on the different ends of a cow, ... More

I am glad, I am out of the scrape!

I am glad, I am out of the scrape!

An optimistic Unionist boast, issued early in Lincoln's presidency, predicting the summary defeat of the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln (at left) stands over the shield of the United States and a bald eagle, and ... More

[Full page of advertisements and cartoon, "A new application of the Rarey System", showing James Buchanan holding strap "coercion" and kicking horse "Miss South Carolina"]

[Full page of advertisements and cartoon, "A new application of the Ra...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, no. 270 (1861 Jan. 26), p. 160.

How Columbia receives McLellan's Salutation from the Chicago Platform

How Columbia receives McLellan's Salutation from the Chicago Platform

Columbia repudiates Democratic presidential candidate George Brinton McClellan's endorsement of the platform devised at the August 1864 Democratic convention in Chicago. The text below the picture provides the... More

A democratic indignation meeting / after a sketch by our special artist in Elysium ; Keppler.

A democratic indignation meeting / after a sketch by our special artis...

Print shows the ghost of Thomas Jefferson speaking to a gathering of the ghosts of John Tyler, Lewis Cass, James K. Polk, Stephen A. Douglas, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Jackson, William L. Marcy, Samuel J. Tilden,... More

Tomb of James Buchanan in Lancaster, Pa.

Tomb of James Buchanan in Lancaster, Pa.

H114253 U.S. Copyright Office.