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Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Henry Clay's bulbous panteloons sic or where the coffee went to

Drawing shows an Anglo-African (or African American) cabin boy named "Henry Clay" on board a ship; he has been caught by another sailor with a stash of stolen coffee that he has hidden in pantaloons. Title from... More

Tray
Henry Clay

Henry Clay

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Tray

Tray

Firm of Henry Clay (died 1812)

Henry Clay / Childs & Inman Lith.

Henry Clay / Childs & Inman Lith.

Print shows Henry Clay, half-length portrait, facing slightly left. Title from item. Stamped on back: Briggs Coll. A. 41499.

Henry Clay

Henry Clay

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James Madison to Henry Clay, August 30, 1816.

James Madison to Henry Clay, August 30, 1816.

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Sir. Having been appointed by a public meeting held in this city, a Committee of Correspondence to promote the election of Henry Clay, we take the liberty of asking your assistance and co-operation ... [Signed] Richard W. Meade [and 17 others] P

Sir. Having been appointed by a public meeting held in this city, a Co...

Clay, Henry.; On verso: a. 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 152, Folder 23.

Henry Clay's appointment as secretary of state, 7 March 1825

Henry Clay's appointment as secretary of state, 7 March 1825

Reproduction number: A23 (color slide) In the presidential campaign of 1824 the candidates were John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), Henry Clay (1777-1852), William Harris Crawford (1772-1834), and Andrew Jackson (17... More

James Madison to Henry Clay, October 9, 1830.

James Madison to Henry Clay, October 9, 1830.

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.00001 the value of a unit with four cyphers going before it

.00001 the value of a unit with four cyphers going before it

A satire on dissension and political intrigue within Andrew Jackson's administration, surrounding the Spring 1831 resignations of several members of his Cabinet. In the center Jackson sits in a collapsing chair... More

Old Jack, the famous New Orleans mouser, clearing Uncle Sam's barn of bank and Clay rats; ...

Old Jack, the famous New Orleans mouser, clearing Uncle Sam's barn of ...

A rare pro-Jackson satire on the President's campaign to destroy the political power and influence of the Bank of the United States. It was probably issued late in the presidential campaign of 1832, after Jacks... More

Henry Clay lithog. & published by Endicott & Swett, N. York ; from the original picture by W.J. Hubard

Henry Clay lithog. & published by Endicott & Swett, N. York ; from the...

Print showing Henry Clay, half-length portrait, sitting in a chair, facing front. Title from item. Inscribed in ink: Deposited June 27th 1832. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1832 by Endicott &... More

James Madison to Henry Clay, March 13, 1832.

James Madison to Henry Clay, March 13, 1832.

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Troubled treasures

Troubled treasures

A crudely drawn anti-Jackson satire, applauding Henry Clay's orchestration of Congressional resistance to the President's plan to withdraw Treasury funds from the Bank of the United States. The print also attac... More

The downfall of Mother Bank

The downfall of Mother Bank

A pro-Jackson satire applauding the President's September 1833 order for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States. The combined opposition to this move from Bank president Nicholas Bid... More

Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of the farms, to another storehouse; and giving Uncle Sam his, reasons for so doing

Andrew resolute Uncle Sam's faithful teamster, taking the produce of t...

The artist supports Andrew Jackson's decision to withdraw federal funds from the Bank of the United States and distribute them among various state banks. Henry Clay and Bank president Nicholas Biddle's efforts... More

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the kitchen cabinet and collar presses

The people putting responsibility to the test or the downfall of the k...

A prediction of dire consequences to follow from Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States, initiated late in 1833. The artist is harshly critical of Jackson's move to distribute... More

The political barbecue

The political barbecue

Andrew Jackson is roasted over the fires of "Public Opinion" by the figure of Justice in a cartoon relating to the controversy surrounding Jackson's removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United State... More

Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount

Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress water fount

A satire on the failure of the combined efforts of Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, and Nicholas Biddle to thwart Andrew Jackson's treasury policy. In 1833 Jackson ordered that federal deposits be remo... More

Set to between Old Hickory and Bully Nick

Set to between Old Hickory and Bully Nick

Satire on the public conflict between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle over the future of the Bank of the United States, and the former's campaign to destroy it. The print is sympathetic to Jackson, portrayi... More

Grand match between the Kinderhook poney and the Ohio ploughman

Grand match between the Kinderhook poney and the Ohio ploughman

A satire on the presidential contest of 1836, using the metaphor of a billiards game between Whig candidate William Henry Harrison (left) and Democrat Martin Van Buren. The artist is clearly on the side of Harr... More

Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doughty squire Sancho Panza

Illustrations of the adventures of the renowned Don Quixote & his doug...

A burlesque history of the Jackson administration, with particular reference to his campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States. The narrative, in a series of twelve episodes, is based on Cervantes's "Don... More

Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the decency or respectable Webb "Whig" Party . . .

Scene in Washington. In which the Presidental candidate of all the dec...

Whig senator Henry Clay is attacked here on several fronts. The artist alludes to his reputation for gambling, his widely publicized outburst in the House of Representatives in February 1838, and his alleged un... More

Henry Clay, Ashland, KY., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 28 July 1838

Henry Clay, Ashland, KY., autograph letter signed to R. W. Griswold, 2...

Does not think it necessary to restate his opinions on slavery for the information of the Whig Convention in Vermont. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Going up Salt River

Going up Salt River

Political cartoons friendly to Van Buren were the rare exception during the 1840 campaign. Here the artist parodies the exploitation by Whig politicians of populist candidate William Henry Harrison. Martin Van ... More

This is the house that Jack built

This is the house that Jack built

The Van Buren administration's record, particularly with regard to the handling of public finances, is condemned as corrupt and a perpetuation of unpopular Jacksonian policies. The artist echoes perennial Whig ... More

The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced  hands coming to her rescue

The ship of state on a lee shore, experienced hands coming to her res...

The artist forecasts a Whig electoral victory and dramatizes the politically ruinous effects of Van Buren's fiscal policy and his alignment with Loco Foco forces in New York. Whig candidate William Henry Harri... 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

Cutting down the hickory tree and disturbing the crow's nest

Cutting down the hickory tree and disturbing the crow's nest

Figurative portrayal of Whig opposition to the independent treasury or subtreasury system conceived by Jackson and implemented by Van Buren and the Democrats. In a large tree is a nest labeled "Sub Treasury" i... More

A political movement

A political movement

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

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

Henry Clay
Henry Clay / painted by G. Linen ; engraved by J. Sartain. Philada.

Henry Clay / painted by G. Linen ; engraved by J. Sartain. Philada.

Print showing Henry Clay, full-length portrait, sitting with legs crossed, facing front, with right arm resting on a table, and holding papers in lap with left hand. Title from item. Entered according to Act of... More

The fox chace

The fox chace

The artist's portrayal of Harrison's rout of Van Buren reflects strong Whig confidence late in the presidential campaign of 1840. Van Buren is shown as a fox, with a bird (an albatross?) labeled "Treasury" aro... More

Jamaica from "[A winter in the West Indies, described in familiar letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky ... Second edition.]"

Jamaica from "[A winter in the West Indies, described in familiar lett...

This image has been taken from scan 000162 from "[A winter in the West Indies, described in familiar letters to Henry Clay, of Kentucky ... Second edition.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been... More

Henry Clay

Henry Clay

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American sympathy and Irish backguardism

American sympathy and Irish backguardism

A critical look at Irish Repeal movement leader Daniel O'Connell's condemnation of slavery in the United States. Clay portrays O'Connell's agitation against slavery as an affront to American friends of repeal, ... More

Henry Clay
The mountain in labor

The mountain in labor

The artist employs Aesop's fable about the mountain which was said to be in labor, its dreadful groans attracting expectant crowds only to be disappointed when it issued forth a small mouse. Here the mountain i... More

The great American steeple chase for 1844

The great American steeple chase for 1844

An imaginative and elaborate parody on the upcoming 1844 presidential campaign. The artist favors Whig nominee-apparent Henry Clay and is highly critical of incumbent John Tyler. The "chase" for the presidency ... More

Henry Clay / painted by J.W. Dodge 1843 ; engd. on steel by H.S. Sadd, N.Y.

Henry Clay / painted by J.W. Dodge 1843 ; engd. on steel by H.S. Sadd,...

Print showing Henry Clay, full-length portrait, sitting under tree, facing front, with dog at his feet. Includes facsimile signature and a remarque with view of Ashland, home of Henry Clay. Title from item. Ent... More

Uncle Sam and his servants

Uncle Sam and his servants

An anti-Tyler satire, lampooning the incumbent's efforts to secure a second term against challengers Henry Clay and James Polk. With his shoulder to the door Tyler bars the entry of (left to right) John C. Cal... 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

A peep at the future

A peep at the future

A Whig fantasy on the supposed outcome of the 1844 election. Here Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen occupy the White House. They watch from a window as John Tyler plays a hand organ and leads a group of mi... More

Henry Clay, born, 12th April 1777 in Virginia from life on stone by Chs. Fenderich 1844

Henry Clay, born, 12th April 1777 in Virginia from life on stone by Ch...

Print shows Henry Clay, half-length portrait, facing left; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Signed on stone. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Stamped on verso: L.C. Divisio... More

Treeing coons

Treeing coons

One of the few satires sympathetic to the Democrats to appear during the 1844 presidential contest. Democratic presidential nominee James Polk is portrayed as a buckskinned hunter who has treed "coons" Henry Cl... More

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the Boston Clay Club, No. 1

The Prize Song, "The Whig Chief"...dedicated...to Henry Clay, by the B...

Three oval views of Clay's birthplace, Hanover, Ky.; Clay's residence "Ashland"; and White House, Wash., D.C. LOT subdivision subject: Birthplace and Homes. Title and other information transcribed from caption ... More

H. Clay

H. Clay

Another campaign portrait of Whig presidential candidate Henry Clay. In an oval frame, surrounded by an ornate floral wreath, is a bust-length portrait of Clay. Two books and a quill pen are visible over his sh... More

Henry Clay / painted by James Wise ; engraved by J. Sartain.

Henry Clay / painted by James Wise ; engraved by J. Sartain.

Print showing Henry Clay, full-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, gesturing with right hand, left hand resting on table; a globe and two books are on the floor in lower left corner. Title from ite... 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

The American Marseillaise, or voice of the people

The American Marseillaise, or voice of the people

An illustrated sheet music cover for a Whig campaign song, "The American Marseillaise," composed by Benjamin Cahill to mark the July 4, 1844, Boston Clay rally. In keeping with the title and the occasion of the... More

The life and public services of Henry Clay

The life and public services of Henry Clay

Text illustrated with patriotic symbolic vignettes. Etching, 32 x 25.7 cm., copyrighted by R.G. Berford, So. Dist. of Pa., No. 94? Reference copy may be in Biog. File. This record contains unverified, old data ... More

Anti annexation procession

Anti annexation procession

A cynical look at the opposition to American annexation of Texas during the 1844 campaign. At the head of a motley procession is Whig candidate and professed anti-annexationist Henry Clay, riding a raccoon (wh... More

The masked battery or Loco-Foco strategy

The masked battery or Loco-Foco strategy

Another commentary on the Texas question (see "Texas Coming In," no. 1844-28), illustrating Democratic campaign strategy as advanced by Andrew Jackson. The idea of the annexation of Texas, repudiated by many of... More

Henry Clay drawn from an original sketch and on stone by Jas. Queen ; printed by P.S. Duval, lith., Philadelphia

Henry Clay drawn from an original sketch and on stone by Jas. Queen ; ...

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Henry Clay Gallery of national portraits painted by W.J. Hubard ; Endicott's Lith. N.Y

Henry Clay Gallery of national portraits painted by W.J. Hubard ; Endi...

Print showing Henry Clay, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. Includes a facsimile signature: H. Clay. 480 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Inscribed in ink: Deposited in the Clerk's Office for th... More

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

Going to Texas after the election of 1844

A comic scene anticipating a Whig victory in the upcoming presidential election. The date is 1845, after an election supposedly decided on the Texas question, the tariff issue, and Democratic identification wi... More

The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the West

The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the Wes...

Campaign badge produced for the Whig National Convention held at Baltimore in May 1844. A bust-length portrait of Whig candidate Henry Clay appears in an oval, against a backdrop of American flags. The oval is... More

Henry Clay Copied from a daguerreotype portrait by Anthony, Edwards & Co. taken April 1844 / / on stone by F. Davignon ; lith. of Endicott.

Henry Clay Copied from a daguerreotype portrait by Anthony, Edwards & ...

Print showing Henry Clay, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right, in medallion and wreath. Title from item. Inscribed in ink: Deposited in the Clerk's Office for the Southern District of New York Oc... More

Fight between the Kentucky coon & the Tennessee alligator

Fight between the Kentucky coon & the Tennessee alligator

A woodland fantasy satirizing the prominent figures of the 1844 election campaign. The artist again favors Whig candidate Henry Clay, the "Kentucky Coon," who is shown overwhelming Democrat James K. Polk, the ... More

The people's welfare my reward

The people's welfare my reward

Another Whig campaign badge, featuring a bust-length portrait of presidential candidate Henry Clay, with books, drapery, and the base of a column in the background. Above Clay's portrait is the motto: "The Peop... More

Not a drum was heard nor a funeral note . . .

Not a drum was heard nor a funeral note . . .

The erosion of Democratic support for presidential hopeful Martin Van Buren is portrayed as the funeral of "the Kinderhook fox." The print was deposited for copyright on May 22, 1844, one week before the Democr... More

Sold for want of use

Sold for want of use

Bucholzer again uses animal characterizations to poke fun at the respective faults of prominent Democrats in the 1844 presidential race. In an interior, Whig nominee Henry Clay conducts a livestock auction, off... More

Texas coming in

Texas coming in

A pro-Democrat cartoon forecasting the collapse of Whig opposition to the annexation of Texas. James K. Polk, the expansionist candidate, stands at right near a bridge spanning "Salt River." He holds an America... More

The whale that swallowed Jonah

The whale that swallowed Jonah

An election-year cartoon satirizing disharmony within the Whig ranks on the bank issue. The artist suggests a division of opinion between New England's Daniel Webster and presidential nominee Henry Clay on the ... More

Tyrants prostrate liberty triumphant

Tyrants prostrate liberty triumphant

A polemic applauding Democratic support of the Dorrite cause in Rhode Island. (See also "Trouble in the Spartan Ranks," and "The Great Political Car and Last Load of Patriots," nos. 1843-6 and 1845-5). In the ... More

The hunter of Kentucky

The hunter of Kentucky

Henry Clay is the hunter, and various Democrats his quarry. Clay wears a fringed buckskin outfit and coonskin cap reminiscent of Davy Crockett and the Western characters of the contemporary stage, such as Nimro... 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

Matty taking his second bath in Salt River

Matty taking his second bath in Salt River

A satire published before the Democratic convention, predicting would-be presidential nominee Martin Van Buren's second "bath in Salt River" (the first one being his unsuccessful bid for reelection in 1840). O... More

Political cock fighters

Political cock fighters

A figurative portrayal of the 1844 presidential contest as a cock-fight, in which Whig candidate Henry Clay prevails. Clay and Democratic opponent Polk battle in a pit or ring as several prominent political fi... More

Clay Frelinghuysen Markle Stewart

Clay Frelinghuysen Markle Stewart

Print shows a Whig campaign banner composed of a pattern of alternating red and white stripes reminiscent of the American flag. On each of the four white stripes appears the name of a Whig candidate for the 184... More

Henry Clay, 1777-1852

Henry Clay, 1777-1852

Portrait, half-length, facing right. Reference copy available in Biog. File. Illus. in: American Review, 1845, vol. 1, frontispiece. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tra... More

Henry Clay, head-and-shoulders length studio portrait, seated, facing front

Henry Clay, head-and-shoulders length studio portrait, seated, facing ...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in pencil on mount: Portrait of Henry Clay. (DLC/PP-1999:126). Forms part of: Marian S. Carson collection at the Library of Congress.

The birthplace of Henry Clay, Hanover County, Virginia

The birthplace of Henry Clay, Hanover County, Virginia

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The coon party crossing Cayuga Bridge Novr. 1844.  Or the effects of Cassius M. Clay's  political tour to western N. York

The coon party crossing Cayuga Bridge Novr. 1844. Or the effects of C...

A cartoon on the defeat of Whig Henry Clay in the 1844 presidential election, ascribing his loss of the state of New York to his cousin Cassius M. Clay's campaign tour on his behalf. Oddly, though given promine... 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

Mr. Clay taking a new view of the Texas question

Mr. Clay taking a new view of the Texas question

Illustration shows Henry Clay, dressed in doublet and breast plate with a brace of pistols at his waist, holding a carving knife and fork, at an open door in which a tiny "Mexican" cowers on a shelf. Below the ... More

Death of Lieut. Col. Henry Clay Jr.: Of the second regiment Kentucky volunteers at the Battle of Buena Vista Febr. 23d 1847

Death of Lieut. Col. Henry Clay Jr.: Of the second regiment Kentucky v...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1621.

Death of Lieut. Col. Henry Clay Jr.: Of the second regiment Kewntucky volunteers, at the Battle of Buena Vista, Febr. 23d 1847

Death of Lieut. Col. Henry Clay Jr.: Of the second regiment Kewntucky ...

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1622.

General Taylor's letter of condolence to Henry Clay on his recent distressing bereavement .... Philadelphia. Published by C. Alexander Daily Chronicle Office, Franklin Place 1847.

General Taylor's letter of condolence to Henry Clay on his recent dist...

Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 155, Folder... 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

The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every man they have assasinated

The available party trying to get their villany endorsed by the every ...

Again partisan bitterness, over the perceived Whig betrayal of Henry Clay's hopes for the presidential nomination and over subsequent efforts to obtain Clay's endorsement of Zachary Taylor's candidacy, is vente... More

The candidate of many parties. A phrenological examination to ascertain what his political principles are

The candidate of many parties. A phrenological examination to ascertai...

Whig nominee Zachary Taylor's reluctance to clearly declare his political views was an issue eagerly exploited by the opposition in the 1848 campaign. Here the artist shows phrenologist Orson S. Fowler probing... More

The telegraphic candidates

The telegraphic candidates

In a race between the railroad and the telegraph the "telegraphic candidates," Lewis Cass and William O. Butler, are first to the White House. The artist ridicules Zachary Taylor for his hazy stance on major ca... 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

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Grand set to between rough and ready and Genal. Gas

Zachary Taylor and Lewis Cass engage in a bout of fisticuffs in their battle for the presidency in 1848. Taylor, clearly getting the better of his opponent, seizes Cass by the lapels saying, "A little more gra... More

Henry Clay, Ashland, KY., autograph letter signed to Horace Greeley, 21 September 1848

Henry Clay, Ashland, KY., autograph letter signed to Horace Greeley, 2...

Explains why he consented to appear in Philadelphia as a candidate for the presidential nomination, but now wishes to withdraw. Declares his opposition to Zachary Taylor. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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

Patent balancing by an amateur

Patent balancing by an amateur

New York "Tribune" editor Horace Greeley is ridiculed for vacillating between support of candidates Martin Van Buren and Zachary Taylor in the presidential election of 1848. Greeley balances precariously on a t... More

Political guillotine

Political guillotine

A cryptic satire critical of Lewis Cass and incumbent President James K. Polk. The work probably appeared prior to the Whig national convention (June 9-10), since reference is made to a Clay-Fillmore ticket. (T... More

John C. Calhoun's speech to the United States Senate against the Compromise of 1850, 4 March 1850

John C. Calhoun's speech to the United States Senate against the Compr...

Reproduction number: A20 (color slide; page 1) The famous South Carolinian John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) made his last Senate speech during the course of the great debate over the Compromise of 1850, a complicate... More

Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. 17th April 1850

Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. 17th April 1850

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek dramatization of the moment during the heated debate in the Senate over the admission of California as a free state when Mississippi senator Henry S. Foote drew a pistol on Thomas Har... More

The Clay statue. A model of a man. Designed by the goddess of liberty

The Clay statue. A model of a man. Designed by the goddess of liberty

The artist lionizes Kentucky senator Henry Clay, author of the Compromise of 1850, and slams his political foes and critics of the compromise, particularly those in the Taylor administration. A text in the lowe... More