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JRS

Bust silhouette portrait shows John Rhea Smith (fl. 1785-1809), son of continental congressman Jonathan Bayard Smith (1742-1812) and brother of Samuel Harrison Smith (1772-1845), facing left. Title from item. (... more

The new code of chivalry or what we would have done.  As approved by "The American:" For 1838

The new code of chivalry or what we would have done. As approved by "...

The second of two satires by Chambers on events surrounding the killing of Maine Congressman Jonathan Cilley by Kentucky Representative William J. Graves in a February 24, 1838, duel. (See also "Scene in Washin... more

The great Rohan & the cattle market

The great Rohan & the cattle market

An obscure and bizarre satire, datable only by its incidental reference to the murder of Congressman Jonathan Cilley. (See "Scene in Washington, Sunday Feby. 25. 1838" and "The New Code of Chivalry," nos. 1838-... more

Loco Foco expresses

Loco Foco expresses

A commentary on the Whigs' disappointment of "Loco Foco" Democratic expectations in the New York municipal elections of spring 1838. Successful Whig mayoral candidate Aaron Clark holds two horses by their tails... more

Scene in Washington. Sunday Feby. 25. 1838

Scene in Washington. Sunday Feby. 25. 1838

A caricature of James Watson Webb, prominent Whig editor of the "Morning Courier and New York Enquirer." Webb is shown parading, armed to the teeth, along Pennsylvania Avenue. He carries a sword cane, a musket,... more

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

A bull chase. The words of the wise, are as goads

Another satire on the special committee of the House of Representatives investigating Van Buren's Treasury Department. The committee, chaired by James Harlan but dominated by Henry A. Wise of Virginia, centered... more

Called to account

Called to account

Once more the House of Representatives investigation of Treasury practices under the Van Buren administration in connection with the Swartwout embezzlement scandal. (See above nos. 1839-6 through -9.) The print... more

The treasury-hen alarmed

The treasury-hen alarmed

A portrayal of Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury as a hen nurturing corruption and shielding New York City customs house officials from congressional scrutiny. Woodbury spreads his wings over several chicks pec... more

Loco Foco and nulification nuptials

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

Hon. George Kremer member of Congress ... Penna

Hon. George Kremer member of Congress ... Penna

Drawing shows George Kremer, bust portrait, right profile. Title from item. (DLC/PP-1998:151.38) Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress. Forms part of: Documentary drawing filing ... more

The political dancing Jack: a holiday fift for sucking Whigs!!

The political dancing Jack: a holiday fift for sucking Whigs!!

A rare anti-Whig satire, giving a cynical view of the party's image-building and manipulation of candidate William Henry Harrison. Two influential Whigs, Senator Henry Clay (left) and Congressman Henry A. Wise,... more

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

Clar de kitchen

Clar de kitchen

Another Whig campaign satire, picturing incumbent Martin Van Buren and his Democratic advisers or "Kitchen Cabinet" routed by Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. In a domestic kitchen Harrison, dressed as a ... more

[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

[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

[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

[Caleb Lyon, head-and shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, with beard]

[Caleb Lyon, head-and shoulders portrait, three-quarters to the left, ...

Independent Congressman from New York, 1853-1855; Governor of Idaho Territory, 1864-1865. Scratched on back of plate: 273. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype col... more

[Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left, facing front, seated, holding cane, tall hat on table with tablecloth]

[Henry Clay, three-quarter length portrait, three-quarters to the left...

Republican Senator from Kentucky, 1806-1807, 1810-1811; Congressman, 1811-1814, 1815-1821, 1823-1825; U.S. Secretary of State, 1825-1829; Whig Senator, 1831-1842, 1849-1852; Democratic Republican candidate for ... more

[Truman Smith, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing spectacles]

[Truman Smith, half-length portrait, facing left, wearing spectacles]

Whig Congressman from Connecticut, 1839-1843, 1845-1949; Senator, 1849-1854. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress). Identification ... more

[R.M.T. Hunter, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

[R.M.T. Hunter, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left]

Whig Congressman from Virginia, 1837-1843, 1845-1847; Senator, 1847-1861. Scratched on back of plate: #144; Sen. Hunter, Virginia. Hallmark: 40M. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms par... more

[Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, full-length portrait, standing slightly to the left, one hand resting on the back of a chair; studio background showing prominently]

[Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart, full-length portrait, standing slightly...

Whig Congressman from Virginia, 1841-1843; Secretary of the Interior, 1850-1853. Scratched on face of plate: 185; Stuart. Scratched on back of plate: 279. Slightly trimmed. Identification from engraving by A.H.... more

[John Van Buren, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

[John Van Buren, half-length portrait, three-quarters to left]

Democratic congressman from New York, 1841-1843; son of President Martin Van Buren. Scratched on back of plate: 75; 133. Hallmark: [asterisk] Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of... more

[Howell Cobb, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

[Howell Cobb, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the right]

Democratic Congressman from Georgia, 1843-1851, 1855-1857; Governor of Georgia, 1851-1853; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1857-1860. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920; (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Dague... more

[Richard Yates, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

[Richard Yates, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

Whig Congressman from Illinois, 1851-1855; Republican Governor of Illinois, 1861-1865; Republican Senator from Illinois, 1865-1871.

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

[Ezra Bartlett French, half-length portrait, facing front]

Democratic congressman from Ohio, 1813-1816; U.S. Postmaster General, 1823-1829; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1829-1861. Scratched on back of plate: 119. Hallmark: 40M. Formerly identified as Ez... more

[Washington Hunt, half-length portrait, slightly to right]

[Washington Hunt, half-length portrait, slightly to right]

Whig Congressman from New York, 1843-1849; Governor of New York, 1850-1852. Identification from engraving by A.H. Ritchie, Dagpe. by Brady. Scratched on back of plate: 17. Hallmark: [paschal lamb] A. Gaudin 40(... more

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left]

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left...

Democratic Congressman from Illinois, 1843-1847; Senator, 1847-1861. Hallmark: J ROUSSEAU & CO. Written on back of plate: Douglas Facing the light / H. Pfister. Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978,... more

Cleansing the Augean stable

Cleansing the Augean stable

A pro-Whig satire, envisioning the cleansing of the "Augean Stable" of government corruption by presidential candidate Henry Clay and other Whigs. The title derives from one of the twelve mythical labors of Her... more

[Aaron Vanderpoel, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, with side whiskers]

[Aaron Vanderpoel, half-length portrait, three-quarters to the left, w...

Democratic Congressman from New York, 1833-1837, 1839-1841. Scratched on back of plate: 160; Judge Vanderpool. Transfer; U.S. War College; 1920. (DLC/PP-1920:46153). Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Lib... more

Political Jesuitism--or interest versus principle

Political Jesuitism--or interest versus principle

A virulent attack on Vice-President George M. Dallas, charging the former Pennsylvania attorney and senator with duplicity in his stand on the tariff of 1846. "Jesuitism" was a strong contemporary term for dece... 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

Lincoln as a member of Congress in 1847

Lincoln as a member of Congress in 1847

Title from unverified data provided by the National Photo Company on the negative or negative sleeve. Gift; Herbert A. French; 1947. General information about the National Photo Company collection is available ... 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

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

[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

Bagging the game

Bagging the game

The artist predicts a decisive Whig victory in the presidential election of 1848, with Whig candidate Zachary Taylor "bagging" all of the states in an electoral sweep. (Taylor actually carried only fifteen of t... more

Whig harmony

Whig harmony

A severe split within the Whig ranks, between partisans of Henry Clay and those of Zachary Taylor, preceded the party's convention in June 1848. Here Horace Greeley, one of Clay's most influential northern supp... more

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left]

[Stephen Arnold Douglas, head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left...

Democratic Congressman from Illinois, 1843-1847; Senator, 1847-1861. Produced possibly by Mathew Brady's studio in New York or Washington; or Alexander Hesler, Chicago. Facing the light / H. Pfister. Washington... more

Capability and availability

Capability and availability

Sharply critical of both the Democratic and Whig choice of presidential candidates in 1852, the artist laments the nomination of two soldiers, Winfield Scott (center) and Franklin Pierce (far right), in prefere... more

Hon. Alexander Ramsey

Hon. Alexander Ramsey

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Member of Congress, Minn.; M.C. Penn.; Sen. M. Minnesota; B. Pa. 1815; D. Minn. 1903; U.S. Sen. 1863-65; Secty War 79-81. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograp... more

James Lane

James Lane

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, on masking: James Lane. Member of Congress. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photog... more

Hon. John Edw. Bouligny of LA

Hon. John Edw. Bouligny of LA

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. As only Louisiana Member of Congress to retain his seat after the state seceded, Jan. 26, '61; D. in Wash 1864. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collecti... more

Hon. Geo. W. Julian

Hon. Geo. W. Julian

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Geo. W. Julian. Annotation from negative, image side, top: illegible. Member of Congress. Credit line: Br... more

Hon. Matthew Hale Carpenter

Hon. Matthew Hale Carpenter

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Carpenter. Member of Congress, Wisc., 1869-1875. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library ... more

Hon. James Michael Cavanaugh of Minnesota

Hon. James Michael Cavanaugh of Minnesota

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Hon. Cavanaugh. Member of Congress. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, ... more

Hon. John Hay

Hon. John Hay

Photo probably shows two term congressman John Breese Hay who served from 1869-1873 (Source: P&P Biographical file portrait of Hay)

Hon. Ayer

Hon. Ayer

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, written in pencil: Hon. H___fer. Member of Congress. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints a... more

Beauties of the franking priviledge / F.B.

Beauties of the franking priviledge / F.B.

Illustration shows a congressman, Mr. Mulligan, unpacking his laundry and commenting that he has used up his daily franking priviledge. The artist comments: Mails his clothes-bag under his frank, and has his li... more

C.A. Merriman N.Y.

C.A. Merriman N.Y.

Photo shows Clinton L. Merriam, member of Congress from New York.

Congressional surgery. Legislative quackery

Congressional surgery. Legislative quackery

A rare anti-North satire, probably dealing with either the Crittenden Compromise or the Douglas Compromise. Proposed in December 1860 in the form of several constitutional amendments, the former called for rest... more

C.A. Merriman N.Y

C.A. Merriman N.Y

Photo shows Clinton L. Merriam, member of Congress from New York. Title from unverified information scratched into emulsion. Annotation from negative sleeve: Hon. Truman A. Merriman of N.Y. Credit line: Brady-H... more

Hon. Arthur Ingrham Boreman

Hon. Arthur Ingrham Boreman

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Sen. Boreman. Member of Congress, West Virginia. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library ... more

[Reuben Davis, congressman and army officer, after 1861 for the confederacy, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right]
Epitaph. Mr. Cox, member of Congress from Ohio, concluded his speech of June 6, 1862, with the following: Weary in watching its mad designs of revolution O and its crazy crotchets of black freedom - and for the self preservation of my native sta

Epitaph. Mr. Cox, member of Congress from Ohio, concluded his speech o...

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 204, Folder 33.

Slow & steady wins the race

Slow & steady wins the race

Another variation on McClellan trying to straddle two horses. (See "Little Mac's Double Feat of Equitation," no. 1864-25.) The artist here predicts the victory of incumbent President Abraham Lincoln over his ri... more

Platforms illustrated

Platforms illustrated

The August 1864 Democratic national convention in Chicago is unfavorably compared to the Republican convention in Baltimore in June of the same year. The artist is especially critical of prominent New York Peac... more

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

Runaways and skulkers. A letter to congressman. Amendments to the conscription law ... Madison, Jan 28, 1865.

Runaways and skulkers. A letter to congressman. Amendments to the cons...

Title. 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 189, Folder 25.

[Alonzo Jacob Ransier, Afro-American congressman, three-quarter length portrait, seated by small table, facing right]

[Alonzo Jacob Ransier, Afro-American congressman, three-quarter length...

Brady-Handy Collection. Photoprint made by Library of Congress Photoduplication Service from original glass negative, LC-BH83-1322.

No accommodations!

No accommodations!

Southern congressman elect telling clerk of the House of Representatives that he would like to secure his old seat. The clerk replies that he is very sorry, but we can not accommodate you. Illus. in: Harper's w... more

Hon. L. Stanford, member of Congress?

Hon. L. Stanford, member of Congress?

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Hon L Stanford, Ohio, 29039 [crossed out], 318. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library o... more

"As yet, I have found no difficulty in standing upon my own platform"

"As yet, I have found no difficulty in standing upon my own platform"

A puzzling caricature, probably dealing with Reconstruction under Andrew Johnson's administration. The work is quite crudely drawn. An acrobat, with mustache and sideburns and wearing a jester's cap, holds in ... more

[Columbia and Jonathan at home]

[Columbia and Jonathan at home]

Cartoon shows Columbia (symbolizing the United States) after her marriage to Brother Jonathan (symbolizing U.S. citizens). Columbia gestures sorrowfully towards African Americans (portrayed in ethnic stereotype... more

[Henry Richard Harris, Georgia congressman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Henry Richard Harris, Georgia congressman, head-and-shoulders portrai...

Title devised by Library staff. On verso: The Brady National Gallery; photographer's name illegible. Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

Troubles of member of Congress

Troubles of member of Congress

Political cartoon showing a congressman being bothered by crowd of people seeking politically appointed jobs. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1869 April 17, p. 256, top left.

The jack knife war

The jack knife war

The 1870 New York City charter, written by Tammany Hall political boss William Marcy Tweed and his associates, gave the "Tweed Ring" carte blanche to deplete the city's treasury. This cartoon, probably issued s... more

Clardy, Hon. M

Clardy, Hon. M

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Jacob Harold Gallinger, member of Congress from New Hampshire (Source: Congression... more

Long, Hon. J.D

Long, Hon. J.D

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. John Davis Long, member of Congress from Massachusetts (Source: Congressional Biog... more

Hon. J.H. Gallinger

Hon. J.H. Gallinger

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Jacob Harold Gallinger, member of Congress from New Hampshire (Source: Congression... more

Eugene Hale

Eugene Hale

Photograph shows Maine congressman Eugene Hale, half-length portrait, seated, facing left. Title from item. Stamped on verso: Return to George Grantham Bain ... Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

"Everything points to a Democratic victory this fall - Southern Papers" / J.A. Wales.

"Everything points to a Democratic victory this fall - Southern Papers...

African Americans being discriminated against at the polls by members of "White League".

Eugene Hale

Eugene Hale

Photograph shows Maine congressman Eugene Hale, half-length portrait, seated, facing left. Title from item. Stamped on verso: Return to George Grantham Bain ... Reference copy in BIOG FILE.

Congressional contempt / F. Opper.

Congressional contempt / F. Opper.

Illustration shows a "Republican" Congressman ice skating with a "Monopolist" on the "Capitol Skating Pond", together they hold a stick labeled "Money Interests"; skating nearby is a man labeled "Democracy". Be... more

Our congressman / J. Keppler.

Our congressman / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a richly dressed man standing in the street in a neighborhood of lavish homes, with two large bags of money hanging at his sides, they are labeled " Profits as Attorney at Law" and "Profits a... more

Blaine O'Maine / J. Keppler.

Blaine O'Maine / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows James G. Blaine running through a swamp, chasing a firefly labeled "Presidency" that is thumbing its nose at him. Blaine is leaving a "Bad Political Record" behind him that begins with his "E... more

New use for our minister to Turkey

New use for our minister to Turkey

Congressman Samuel Cox fanning Turkish official, possibly a Sultan, who is surrounded by servants; "Sunset Cox" on fan.

"Speak out" N.Y. Herald

"Speak out" N.Y. Herald

President-elect Grover Cleveland holds a telephone receiver to his ear. Behind him on the wall is a portrait of President Chester A. Arthur captioned, "Pres. of U.S. till March 4, 1885." No copyright informati... more

[John Mills Allen, Democrat congressman from Mississippi, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left]

[John Mills Allen, Democrat congressman from Mississippi, head-and-sho...

Title devised by Library staff. Brady negative number is LC-BH827-3194. Rep. John M. Allen had been a Private in the Confederate Army) No known restrictions on publication.

Hon. Thomas F. Marshall taking the temperance pledge

Hon. Thomas F. Marshall taking the temperance pledge

Thomas F. Marshall, later Republican Congressman from Nebraska, is shown seated, with arm raised.

[Mr. Morse of Massachusetts]

[Mr. Morse of Massachusetts]

Three-quarter length caricature of Congressman Elijah A. Morse. Inscribed on verso: An aerogonous, cryptogamous plant on Plymouth Rock. No copyright information found with item. Signed, lower right: Th: Nast. T... more

A.J. Holmes, Iowa

A.J. Holmes, Iowa

Photograph shows Iowa congressman Adoniram Judson Holmes (1842- 1902), half-length portrait, seated, facing front.

Hon. J.M. Robinson

Hon. J.M. Robinson

Photograph shows head-and-shoulders portrait of Congressman James M. Robinson of Indiana, facing front.

[William F. Aldrich, Republican Congressman from Alabama, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[William F. Aldrich, Republican Congressman from Alabama, head-and-sho...

J26628 U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff. On mount verso: Gutehunst Phila. Pa.

Extra session of the House of Representatives of the Fifty-fifth Congress / Keppler.

Extra session of the House of Representatives of the Fifty-fifth Congr...

Print shows Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the House, sitting at the Speaker's desk and, oversized, as the only member of Congress present. Title from item. Caption: Speaker Reed What is the pleasure of the House?... more

The business man's perpetual nightmare / Dalrymple.

The business man's perpetual nightmare / Dalrymple.

Print shows a businessman asleep in a bed with the spirit of a two-headed congressman labeled "House" and "Senate" howling at his bedside, trying to ruin his sleep with "War Talk!, Extravagant Talk!, Appropriat... more

Hon. Jerry Simpson, member of Congress from Kansas

Hon. Jerry Simpson, member of Congress from Kansas

Jerry Simpson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. 14609 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Strohmeyer & Wyman.