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Jinnoowine [i.e. "genuine"] Johnson ticket. "Carrying the war into Africa"

Jinnoowine [i.e. "genuine"] Johnson ticket. "Carrying the war into Afr...

An illustrated election ticket for the presidential campaign of 1836. Oddly, the ticket lists Ohio's Democratic electors for Van Buren while making a vicious and obscene slur on the wife of his running-mate Ri... More

Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!!

Democratic ticket. Stop Van!!!

An illustrated election ticket for Martin Van Buren and Richard M. Johnson, listing Ohio Democratic electors for the presidential race of 1836. The ticket is illustrated with a small vignette of a man, possibl... More

North Bend game cock

North Bend game cock

A Whig campaign print glorifying presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. The title derives from the candidate's farm on the North Bend of the Ohio River. The game cock has a dual significance: as an all... More

The trap sprung! The kinderhook fox caught!

The trap sprung! The kinderhook fox caught!

A parody of Democratic efforts to reelect incumbent Martin Van Buren in the face of broad popular support for Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. The print is a crude woodcut evidently based on Napoleon Saro... More

The new era Whig trap sprung

The new era Whig trap sprung

Democratic efforts to reelect Martin Van Buren are portrayed as hopeless in the face of broad popular support for Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. Here one of Harrison's campaign emblems, a log cabin, is ... More

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

Footrace, Pennsylvania Avenue. Stakes $25,000

The race for a $25,000 prize (the president's salary) is a metaphor for the 1844 campaign. The favored contender here is Henry Clay. The other runners are James K. Polk and John Tyler, while commentaries are of... 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

Governors race in New Jersey. Young Hyson riding over the backs of the people. Stratton going ahead in the popular Jersey style

Governors race in New Jersey. Young Hyson riding over the backs of the...

A satire on the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign of 1844, centering on a major issue of the race--extension of the Camden and Amboy Railroad. The Whig candidate, New Jersey native Charles C. Stratton, campaign... More

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

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

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

The satire imputes to the Democrats of 1848, led by candidate Lewis Cass, the corrupt practices of the Van Buren-era party. The artist also criticizes Whig repudiation of stalwart party leader Henry Clay in fav... More

The liberty chariot

The liberty chariot

A burlesque triumphal procession representing victory for the Democratic platform in the election of 1848. In a chariot drawn by Democrats Lewis Cass and William O. Butler (shown as two horses), Uncle Sam drive... More

The buffalo hunt

The buffalo hunt

An optimistic view of the presidential prospects of Martin Van Buren, nominated at the Free Soil Party's August 1848 convention in Buffalo, New York. Here Van Buren rides a buffalo and thumbs his nose as he se... More

Soliciting a vote

Soliciting a vote

A cynical view of party competition for the working man's vote in the presidential campaign of 1852. In a polling place, four candidates struggle to force their own election ticket on a short, uncouth-looking c... More

Barn-burners in a fix

Barn-burners in a fix

A satire on the Barnburners, a radical faction of New York State Democrats, led by John Van Buren, whose commitment to social and monetary reforms was likened to a farmer's burning his barn to rid it of rats. H... More

Gas and glory

Gas and glory

A satire on Franklin Pierce's alleged ineptness as an officer during the Mexican War. There are two scenes. In the left frame, in "New Hampshire," Pierce trains a band of volunteer militia, exhorting them, "Fo... 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

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

The "mustang" team

The "mustang" team

The abolitionist Republican presidential ticket and its supporters in the press are the targets of the cartoon. Candidate Fremont, wearing an emigrant's smock and carrying a cross (an allusion to his rumored Ca... 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 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

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

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

Hon. John C. Breckinridge: Democratic candidate for sixteenth president of the United States

Hon. John C. Breckinridge: Democratic candidate for sixteenth presiden...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3153

The undecided political prize fight

The undecided political prize fight

A pro-Breckinridge satire on the 1860 presidential contest. Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln (right) and Democrat Stephen A. Douglas (left) appear as boxers squaring off in a ring before a small crowd of on... More

The gunboat candidate at the Battle of Malvern Hill

The gunboat candidate at the Battle of Malvern Hill

Democratic presidential candidate George Brinton McClellan is lampooned as an incompetent military leader. He sits in a saddle mounted on the boom of the Union ironclad vessel "Galena." The print recalls two p... More

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up

Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the Novembe...

Lincoln's support of abolition is portrayed here as a liability in his race to the White House against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan. At top a smoothly run train "Union" heads straight for the White... More

Little Mac's double feat of equitation

Little Mac's double feat of equitation

During the 1864 presidential campaign a popular analogy was drawn between Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan and an acrobat uneasily straddling two horses at once. The artist here portrays th... More

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

An anti-McClellan broadside, contrasting Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln's advocacy of equality and free labor in the North to Democratic opponent McClellan's alleged support of the Southern slave system. ... More

Democracy. 1832. 1864.

Democracy. 1832. 1864.

Two scenes contrast Democratic presidential candidate of 1832 Andrew Jackson and 1864 George B. McClellan. McClellan is portrayed as weak and conciliatory toward the South, whereas his earlier counterpart's st... More

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism

The strongly racist character of the Democratic presidential campaign of 1868 is displayed full-blown in this elaborate attack on Reconstruction and Republican support of Negro rights. Horses with the heads of ... More

To the friends of Greeley and Brown

To the friends of Greeley and Brown

An illustrated cover for a collection of Democratic campaign songs. Liberal Republican presidential candidate Horace Greeley and running mate Benjamin Gratz Brown appear in oval bust portraits framed by ivy. Ab... More

Governor William Allen, Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio crayon drawing by Dr. Jasper

Governor William Allen, Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio cray...

Print shows William Allen, half-length portrait, facing left. Includes facsimile signature. F7350 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Caption continues: Election Tuesday, October 12th, A.D. 1875. Entered 18... More

The political mill - putting them into the hopper / A.B.F.

The political mill - putting them into the hopper / A.B.F.

Political cartoon shows Republican National Chairman Edwin D. Morgan putting favored candidate James G. Blaine, the winning candidate Rutherford B. Hayes, and Oliver P. Morton, Roscoe Conkling, Benjamin H. Bris... More

Grant to Hayes - I guess that reform bait wont work this side. Better try and anti-Catholic worm

Grant to Hayes - I guess that reform bait wont work this side. Better ...

A crude but charming comic send-up of 1876 Republican campaign strategy. Democratic candidate Samuel J. Tilden and an unidentified man stand fishing on the left bank of a river, their basket overflowing with th... More

The only Democratic presidential candidate who stands a chance of election in 1884 / F. Opper.

The only Democratic presidential candidate who stands a chance of elec...

Illustration shows a man with hooks for hands and with labeles over his ears and mouth that state "Deaf" and "Dumb", hanging from one hook is a paper that states "Elected". Drowning in paper in the background a... More

[The awakening of Bryanhilde: the Rhine maidens' warning]

[The awakening of Bryanhilde: the Rhine maidens' warning]

Uncle Sam, in the guise of the hero Siegfried, sits on the shore of a river, surrounded by President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Republican presidential candidate William H. Taft (1857-1930), and Republican... More

E. McCall

E. McCall

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons p... More

Easthampton - Home of E.E. McCall

Easthampton - Home of E.E. McCall

Photo shows house of Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr ... More

E. McCall

E. McCall

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons p... More

E.E. McCall

E.E. McCall

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons p... More

E. McCall

E. McCall

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons p... More

E. McCall voting

E. McCall voting

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913, probably voting on Nov. 4... More

Easthampton - Home of E.E. McCall

Easthampton - Home of E.E. McCall

Photo shows house of Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr ... More

E. McCall

E. McCall

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons p... More

E.E. McCall

E.E. McCall

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York who ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913. (Source: Flickr Commons p... More

Parade of Olympic Athletes

Parade of Olympic Athletes

Photo showing a parade in New York City near Madison Square, for the 5th Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. Includes large banner advertising the National Democratic Headquarters with portraits ... More

Parade in honor of Olympic victors

Parade in honor of Olympic victors

Photo showing a parade in New York City, near Madison Square Park, for the 5th Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. Large banner advertises the National Democratic headquarters, with presidential ... More

Parade of Olympic Athletes

Parade of Olympic Athletes

Photo showing a parade in New York City near Madison Square, for the 5th Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. Includes large banner advertising the National Democratic Headquarters with portraits ... More

Parade in honor of Olympic victors

Parade in honor of Olympic victors

Photo showing a parade in New York City, near Madison Square Park, for the 5th Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912. Large banner advertises the National Democratic headquarters, with presidential ... More

W.R. Pattangall

W.R. Pattangall

Photo shows William Robinson Pattangall (1865-1942), a Maine politician who was the Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from the 3rd District in a special election held on September 8, 1913. (Source: F... More

W.R. Pattangall

W.R. Pattangall

Photo shows William Robinson Pattangall (1865-1942), a Maine politician who was the Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative from the 3rd District in a special election held on September 8, 1913. (Source: F... More

E.E. McCall at Tim Sullivan funeral

E.E. McCall at Tim Sullivan funeral

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York and unsucessful Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913, at the funeral of Timothy Daniel (Big T... More

E.E. McCall at Tim Sullivan funeral

E.E. McCall at Tim Sullivan funeral

Photo shows Edward Everett McCall (1863-1924), Justice of the Supreme Court of New York and unsucessful Democratic (Tammany) candidate for Mayor of New York City in 1913, at the funeral of Timothy Daniel (Big T... More

Tracks

Tracks

Leaving behind his sinking boat, Tammany boss Charles Murphy comes ashore at "Manhattan Island," dressed in hunting garb and carrying a rifle. He stares, distraught, at the sight of a trail of large footprints... More

Part of the Vast Billboard Campaign of the Woman's Party. Putting up billboard in Denver-- 1916.

Part of the Vast Billboard Campaign of the Woman's Party. Putting up b...

Title transcribed from item. Summary: Photograph of unidentified woman putting up billboard with bucket and broom. Billboard reads: "'Women of Colorado, you have the vote. Get it for women of the nation by voti... More

Wm. Gibbs McAdoo, candidate on Democratic ticket

Wm. Gibbs McAdoo, candidate on Democratic ticket

Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is avai... More

Dr. J.J. Richardson who will accompany John W. Davis, Democratic candidate on his stumping tour in the forthcoming campaign

Dr. J.J. Richardson who will accompany John W. Davis, Democratic candi...

Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is avai... More

A. Scott Bullitt

A. Scott Bullitt

Photograph shows politician Alexander Scott Bullitt (1877-1932), a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from Washington in 1926 and Democratic candidate for Governor of Washington in 1928. (Source: Flickr Comm... More

Rumored peace conference of Pennsylvania democratic factions fails to materialize. Washington, D.C., May 24. The reported peace conference between Pennsylvania's warring democratic factions scheduled for today turned out to be a meeting of John L. Lewis and CIO leaders with their defeated candidate Thomas A. Kennedy. While no statement was given out, it was reported that the discussion centered on future strategy of the democratic labor bloc which swung more than a million votes in the primary. Left to right Philip Murray, chairman of the C.I.O. steel organizing committee, John L. Lewis and thomas Kennedy, 52438

Rumored peace conference of Pennsylvania democratic factions fails to ...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

McNutt faces cameramen and reporters at press conference. Washington, D.C., July 6. Paul McNutt, Governor General of the Philippines and announced candidate for the democratic presidential nomination in 1940 in the event President Roosevelt does not run, faces a battery of cameramen and a corps of newsmen at a press conference shortly after his arrival in the Capital today

McNutt faces cameramen and reporters at press conference. Washington, ...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

McNutt calls at White House. Washington, D.C., July 6. Paul McNutt, Governor General of the Philippines, arrives at the White House for a luncheon appointment with President Roosevelt. McNutt is an announced candidate for the 1940 democratic presidential nomination in the event President Roosevelt does not run

McNutt calls at White House. Washington, D.C., July 6. Paul McNutt, Go...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

Montana Senator. Washington, D.C., Dec. 20. Senator Burton K. Wheeler, of Montana, is beginning to loom as an outstanding candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the event President Roosevelt does not seek a third term. This is a new picture of Senator Wheeler made at the Capitol today

Montana Senator. Washington, D.C., Dec. 20. Senator Burton K. Wheeler,...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... More

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Caption for frame no. 28: Democratic candidate James G. Blaine talks to Beatrice Coleman at Coatesville Senior Center in Coatesville, Pa., during a campaign stop. Blaine is running against Republican Joe Pitts ... More

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, in foreground.  Note mine entrance with guard house and tipple in background.

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, ...

When Marfork Coal company, a subsidiary of Massey Coal Services, opened a non-union mine at Marfork, just above Packsville, the local union opened an outpost at the church. The signs on the church register the ... More

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Caption for frame no. 35: Democratic candidate James G. Blaine shakes hands with May Egolf at Coatesville Senior Center in Coatesville, Pa., during a campaign stop. Looking on is Christine Terry. Blaine is runn... More

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church

When Marfork Coal company, a subsidiary of Massey Coal Services, opened a non-union mine at Marfork, just above Packsville, the local union opened an outpost at the church. The signs on the church register the ... More

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Campaign for 16th Pennsylvania

Caption for frame no. 15A: Democratic candidate James G. Blaine responds to a question during a League of Women Voters of Lancaster County debate at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. Republican cand... More

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, in foreground.  Note mine entrance with guard house and tipple in the distance.

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, ...

When Marfork Coal company, a subsidiary of Massey Coal Services, opened a non-union mine at Marfork, just above Packsville, the local union opened an outpost at the church. The signs on the church register the ... More

Campaign for the 16th Pennsylvania

Campaign for the 16th Pennsylvania

Caption for frame no. 15: During a campaign stop at Coatesville Senior Center in Coatesville, Pa. Democratic candidate James G. Blaine, right, is interviewed by Action News 6 (Philadelphia) reporter John Rawlin... More

Col. Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky / Hoffay ; A.A. Hoffay, pinxt. & lithog. ; printed by Dorival.

Col. Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky / Hoffay ; A.A. Hoffay, pinxt. & ...

Portrait of Representative from Kentucky Richard M. Johnson, standing in a rhetorical pose and holding documents "Sunday Mail Reports" in his right hand. These refer to his important 1829 and 1830 reports, as S... More

Wm. O. Butler: democratic candidate for Vice President  of the United States

Wm. O. Butler: democratic candidate for Vice President of the United ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7292

Franklin Pierce: Democratic candidate for fourtheenth president of the United States

Franklin Pierce: Democratic candidate for fourtheenth president of the...

After a daguerreotype by T. Dunlap. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2304

William R. King: democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States

William R. King: democratic candidate for Vice President of the United...

After a daguerreotype by Mathew B. Brady. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 7238

A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor

A serviceable garment--or reverie of a bachelor

Democratic presidential candidate James Buchanan is depicted as a poor bachelor in his squalid quarters. Though indeed a confirmed bachelor, Buchanan in reality was hardly needy. After serving as American minis... More

Hon. James Buchanan, democratic candidate for the presidency, 1856 / lith. & pub. by Th. Rabuske, N.Y.

Hon. James Buchanan, democratic candidate for the presidency, 1856 / l...

James Buchanan, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left.

Hon. John C. Breckinridge: Democratic candidate for sixteenth president of the United States

Hon. John C. Breckinridge: Democratic candidate for sixteenth presiden...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3154

Stephen finding his mother

Stephen finding his mother

Northern Democratic presidential candidate Stephen A. Douglas was widely criticized for his campaign tours of the country--an unusual practice for a presidential nominee. In an attempt to evade such opprobrium ... More

Hon. Herschel V. Johnson: Democratic candidate for vice president of the United States

Hon. Herschel V. Johnson: Democratic candidate for vice president of t...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3141

Hon. Joseph Lane: Democratic candidate for sixteenth vice president of the United States

Hon. Joseph Lane: Democratic candidate for sixteenth vice president of...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 3157

Democratic candidate / Gray.

Democratic candidate / Gray.

Print shows a campaign banner for Seymour and Blair. Medallion portraits of the candidates are framed with oak branches and hang from a staff held by an American eagle. The eagle carries a streamer with the wor... More

You must make your choice. Birds of a feather flock together Miller's national unity series, no. 3 / / design by Wm. Miller ; Photo-Eng. Co., N.Y.

You must make your choice. Birds of a feather flock together Miller's ...

A Republic campaign broadside making Horace Greeley the scapegoat for anti-Southern and ant-Democratic feeling. Greeley is shown together with Southern statesmen John C. Calhoun and former president of the Conf... More

Here we go again

Here we go again

Cartoon shows the Democratic donkey and the GOP elephant as competing organ grinders, each with a monkey begging for "Votes." The organs are actually television sets, one showing the head of the Democratic pre... More

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

Cartoon shows Senator George McGovern as a fisherman in a small boat with the remains of a large fish, labeled "War Issue," lashed to its side, battling against high seas. Valtman alludes to Ernest Hemingway's... More

Here we go again

Here we go again

Cartoon shows the Democratic donkey and the GOP elephant as competing organ grinders, each with a monkey begging for "Votes." The organs are actually television sets, one showing the head of the Democratic pre... More

The old man and the sea

The old man and the sea

Cartoon shows Senator George McGovern as a fisherman in a small boat with the remains of a large fish, labeled "War Issue," lashed to its side, battling against high seas. Valtman alludes to Ernest Hemingway's... More

The constitutional amendment!

The constitutional amendment!

One of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer. (See also... More

The constitutional amendment!

The constitutional amendment!

One of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer. (See also... More

Political race course - Union Track - fall races 1836

Political race course - Union Track - fall races 1836

A figurative portrayal -- clearly sympathetic to the Whig party -- of the 1836 presidential election contest as a horse race between four candidates. The four are identified in the legend as (left to right): "O... More

Political race course - Union Track - fall races 1836

Political race course - Union Track - fall races 1836

A figurative portrayal -- clearly sympathetic to the Whig party -- of the 1836 presidential election contest as a horse race between four candidates. The four are identified in the legend as (left to right): "O... More

[Proof for an American flag campaign banner for John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane]

[Proof for an American flag campaign banner for John C. Breckinridge a...

A proof specimen on paper for a campaign banner for Southern Democratic presidential candidate John C. Breckinridge. The banner consists of an American flag pattern printed in reverse. It was probably intended ... More

[Proof for an American flag campaign banner for John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane]

[Proof for an American flag campaign banner for John C. Breckinridge a...

A proof specimen on paper for a campaign banner for Southern Democratic presidential candidate John C. Breckinridge. The banner consists of an American flag pattern printed in reverse. It was probably intended ... More

Grand Democratic banner

Grand Democratic banner

Print shows a campaign banner for Democratic candidates James K. Polk and George M. Dallas. Two bust portraits of the candidates appear in elaborate oval frames, each adorned with two eagles and a cornucopia. B... More