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Topic: philadelphia pa

1682
1682
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1973
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1973
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Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau de Vernet / Vernet pinxit.

Vue du port Philadelphie - dans l'Amérique - graveé d'aprés le tableau...

Print of an idealized, European view of the port of Philadelphia showing buildings on the waterfront of the Delaware River, a boat in the foreground, and a windmill on the right.

United States slave trade, 1830

United States slave trade, 1830

An abolitionist print possibly engraved in 1830, but undocumented aside from the letterpress text which appears on an accompanying sheet. The text reads: "United States' slave trade, 1830. The Copper Plate from... more

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

Uncle Sam sick with la grippe

A satire attributing the dire fiscal straits of the nation to Andrew Jackson's banking policies, with specific reference to recent bank failures in New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The artist blames th... more

New edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost

New edition of MacBeth. Bank-oh's! Ghost

Another satire on the Panic of 1837, again condemning Van Buren's continuation of predecessor Andrew Jackson's hard-money policies as the source of the crisis. Clay shows the president haunted by the ghost of C... more

The three days of May 1844. Columbia mourns her citizens slain

The three days of May 1844. Columbia mourns her citizens slain

A memorial to nativist casualties of the violent clashes occurring between anti-foreigner "Native Americans" and Irish-American Catholics in Kensington, Philadelphia, May 6 through 8, 1844. The female figure o... more

See our torn flag still waving

See our torn flag still waving

An illustrated sheet music cover glorifying the nativist cause, produced shortly after the bloody anti-Catholic riots in Kensington, Philadelphia, of May 1844. The song was composed and arranged by James W. Po... more

Knock'd into a cock'd hat

Knock'd into a cock'd hat

Zachary Taylor's presidential nomination at the Whig national convention in Philadelphia on June 9, 1848, is represented as a severe blow to Lewis Cass, nominated by the Democrats a few weeks earlier. The extre... 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 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

[Philadelphia]

[Philadelphia]

Print shows vignette views of prominent buildings in Philadelphia, such as, the Custom House and the Penitentiary, the Alms House and the U.S. Mint, also the Exchange, the Hospital, Independence Hall, Insane As... more

Philadelphia / des. eng. & pub. by Jas. Queen ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith. Phila.

Philadelphia / des. eng. & pub. by Jas. Queen ; P.S. Duval & Co. Lith....

Print shows vignette views of prominent buildings in Philadelphia, such as, the Custom House and the Penitentiary, the Alms House and the U.S. Mint, also the Exchange, the Hospital, Independence Hall, Insane As... more