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A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of Great Britain : To the tune of, Caesar and Pompey were both of the horned / / by H. Howard., British Cartoon Print

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of...

A broadside comprising seven verses in letterpress below an engraving, representing three Red Indian Chiefs in their national costumes; these men are named, "The Stalking Turkey", "The Pouting Pidgeon", "The Ma... More

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... More

[Du pain et la constitution de LXXXXIII] / dessiné par C. Monnet ; gravé par Helman, l'an 5e, de la R.F.

[Du pain et la constitution de LXXXXIII] / dessiné par C. Monnet ; gra...

Print shows the Assemblée nationale législative meeting in a large room crowded with French citizens, many of them armed with swords and pikes, one holding aloft a victim's head on a pike, another firing a rifl... More

Le roi promettant de venir a Paris avec sa famille. Salve d'Artillerie devant le Chateau de Versailles, le 6 Octobre 1789 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Le roi promettant de venir a Paris avec sa famille. Salve d'Artillerie...

Print shows the departure from Versailles of Louis XVI and his family accompanied by a large mob of citizens, mostly women, who have come to excort them back to Paris. Title from item. Illustration from: Collec... More

Le roi arrivant a Paris avec sa famille, escorté de plus de trente mille ames, le 6 Octobre 1789 Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp

Le roi arrivant a Paris avec sa famille, escorté de plus de trente mil...

Print shows the arrival in Paris of Louis XVI and his family accompanied by a large mob of citizens. Title from item. Illustration from: Collection complète des tableaux historiques de la révolution française. ... More

Les dames de la Halle partant pour aller chercher le Roi a Versailles, le 5 Octobre 1789 / Prieur inv. & del. ; Berthault sculp.

Les dames de la Halle partant pour aller chercher le Roi a Versailles,...

Print shows a large procession of women and some members of the National Guard, with a carriage and a covered wagon, marching to Versailles. Title from item. Illustration from: Collection complète des tableaux ... 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

Troubled treasures. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Troubled treasures. Book illustration from Library of Congress

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 political barbecue. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The political barbecue. Book illustration from Library of Congress

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

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

General Jackson slaying the many headed monster

General Jackson slaying the many headed monster

A satire on Andrew Jackson's campaign to destroy the Bank of the United States and its support among state banks. Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and Jack Downing struggle against a snake with heads representing the... More

Letter from Amos Augustus Phelps, Boston, to Charlotte Phelps, July 14. 1837

Letter from Amos Augustus Phelps, Boston, to Charlotte Phelps, July 14...

A.A. Phelps writes to his wife, Charlotte, about his recent activities and schedule, as well as news about friends. He comments on the clergy’s reaction to [Harriet] Martineau’s book and the Grimké sisters’ lec... 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

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, S Scituate, to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1837 August 20

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, S Scituate, to Amos Augustus Phelps, 18...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, Samuel J. May expresses his approval of Phelps’s and Garrisons’ replies to Fitch and Towne’s clerical appeal on the Liberator. He then discusses the upcoming meeting in Quincy.... More

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, Aug 16th 1838

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, Aug 16t...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, William Smyth expresses his approval of Phelps’s article on the Liberator and his view on the women question. He suggests Phelps distance himself from Garrison and his associat... More

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 25th 1839

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 2...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, William Smyth expresses his great interest in the ongoing controversy in Massachusetts, and criticizes Garrison. Regarding the New England Convention, he says he agreed to have... More

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 25th 1839

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 2...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, William Smyth expresses his great interest in the ongoing controversy in Massachusetts, and criticizes Garrison. Regarding the New England Convention, he says he agreed to have... More

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, May 27th 1839

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, May 27t...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, William Smyth expresses his disapproval of American Anti-Slavery Society’s vote on the woman question. He says he will not remain in connection with a society that sanctions Ga... More

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 25th 1839

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 2...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, William Smyth expresses his great interest in the ongoing controversy in Massachusetts, and criticizes Garrison. Regarding the New England Convention, he says he agreed to have... More

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 25th 1839

Letter from William Smyth, Brunswick, to Amos Augustus Phelps, April 2...

In this letter to Amos A. Phelps, William Smyth expresses his great interest in the ongoing controversy in Massachusetts, and criticizes Garrison. Regarding the New England Convention, he says he agreed to have... More

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson, 1840 [November] 26

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson...

Abby Kimber writes to George Thompson in regards to congratulating him on the woman's right movement in Scotland. She writes, "Our American ladies have been embroidering Harrison Bannery, and have presented the... More

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

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson, 1840 [November] 26

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson...

Abby Kimber writes to George Thompson in regards to congratulating him on the woman's right movement in Scotland. She writes, "Our American ladies have been embroidering Harrison Bannery, and have presented the... More

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson, 1840 [November] 26

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson...

Abby Kimber writes to George Thompson in regards to congratulating him on the woman's right movement in Scotland. She writes, "Our American ladies have been embroidering Harrison Bannery, and have presented the... 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. Book illustration from Library of Congress

A political movement. Book illustration from Library of Congress

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

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson, 1840 [November] 26

Letter from Abby Kimber, Kimberton, [Pennsylvania], to George Thompson...

Abby Kimber writes to George Thompson in regards to congratulating him on the woman's right movement in Scotland. She writes, "Our American ladies have been embroidering Harrison Bannery, and have presented the... 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

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Belleville, [New Jersey], to Elizabeth Pease Nichol, 1840 May

Letter from Sarah Moore Grimkè, Belleville, [New Jersey], to Elizabeth...

Sarah Moore Grimkè writes to Elizabeth Pease Nichol regarding England's Opium trade with China and hopes "some providence" will prevent them from going to war with China. She writes about her opinions of Harrie... More

The fox chace. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The fox chace. Book illustration from Library of Congress

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

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

Letter, 1848?

Letter, 1848?

Unknown part of manuscript letter in unidentified handwriting with quotations taken from Elizabeth Cady Stanton regarding her stay at Belleville with Angelina & Theodore Weld. The quotes include the Weld's phil... More

Letter, 1848?

Letter, 1848?

Unknown part of manuscript letter in unidentified handwriting with quotations taken from Elizabeth Cady Stanton regarding her stay at Belleville with Angelina & Theodore Weld. The quotes include the Weld's phil... More

Letter, 1848?

Letter, 1848?

Unknown part of manuscript letter in unidentified handwriting with quotations taken from Elizabeth Cady Stanton regarding her stay at Belleville with Angelina & Theodore Weld. The quotes include the Weld's phil... More

Letter, 1848?

Letter, 1848?

Unknown part of manuscript letter in unidentified handwriting with quotations taken from Elizabeth Cady Stanton regarding her stay at Belleville with Angelina & Theodore Weld. The quotes include the Weld's phil... More

Letter from Martha V. Ball, Andover, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps

Letter from Martha V. Ball, Andover, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus...

Martha V. Ball writes to Amos A. Phelps about notes from meetings of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society from Jan 13, 1836 and April 13, 1836 as well as from January 2, 1840. She references William Lloyd Gar... More

Letter from Lucretia Mott, Philad[elphi]a, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison and Helen Eliza Garrison, [September] 11th. 1851

Letter from Lucretia Mott, Philad[elphi]a, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Gar...

Lucretia Mott writes William Lloyd and Helen Garrison stating her delight at the prospect of a visit from them, and states her hopes that it might be a prolonged one. Mott asserts that the time is ripe for Anti... More

Letter from Martha V. Ball, Andover, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps

Letter from Martha V. Ball, Andover, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus...

Martha V. Ball writes to Amos A. Phelps about notes from meetings of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society from Jan 13, 1836 and April 13, 1836 as well as from January 2, 1840. She references William Lloyd Gar... More

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mary Anne Estlin, [1855] Sept[ember] 21

Letter from James Miller M'Kim, Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania], to Mary ...

James Miller McKim writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to antislavery news. His assistant, William Still, is in Canada while he is in the office in Philadelphia. He writes of providing help for 18 fugitives w... More

Ager vs. information Young America politics.

Ager vs. information Young America politics.

Illustrations showing (1) a stranger interviews an Illinois native about Abraham Lincoln and the native goes into an "ager shake" (malarial chills); and (2) children discuss whom their fathers will vote for in ... More

Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, New York, [New York], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1864 April 22

Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, New York, [New York], to William L...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking him to "help break in pieces this matron's 'Golden Calf' Abraham Lincoln", as she challenges a woman's claim that Garrison supports Lincoln for ree... More

Andy's trip "Who has suffered more for you and for this Union than Andrew Johnson?" Th. Nast

Andy's trip "Who has suffered more for you and for this Union than And...

Double page spread includes cartoons expressing Nast's negative opinions of President Andrew Johnson. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. X, no. 513 (1866 October 27), pp. 680-681.

The new era / V.F.

The new era / V.F.

A former slave owner, General Wade Hampton, wearing oversized spurs, a hat with a ragged peacock feather stuck in the band, and a cat-o'-nine-tails sticking out of a pocket, speaking to a former slave identifie... More

Letter from George Thompson, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Jan 18, 1867

Letter from George Thompson, Philadelphia, [Pa.], to William Lloyd Gar...

Geo Thompson writes to William Lloyd Garrison and reports on the Equal Rights Convention and the Festival of the Friends of Freedman. He then briefs Garrison about his (Thompson’s) upcoming schedule. Courtesy o... More

We accept the situation / Th. Nast.

We accept the situation / Th. Nast.

An African American man, a former Union soldier, proudly displays a slip of paper labeled "A vote" while a disgruntled former Confederate soldier, with a frown on his face, his hands in his pockets, and a torn ... More

Significant election scene at Washington, June 3, 1867 / sketched by A.W. M'Callum.

Significant election scene at Washington, June 3, 1867 / sketched by A...

Black and white men observe while other blacks and whites prepare to place ballots into box.

The ladies' gallery in the Senate chamber, Washington, D.C. The gentlemen's gallery in the Senate chamber, Washington, D.C. / / Bgms [or Brgms], from a sketch by E. Jump.

The ladies' gallery in the Senate chamber, Washington, D.C. The gentle...

Illustrations show (top) women observing congressional proceedings with varying degrees of interest; (bottom) African American men drowsing as white men observe legislators with interest. Illus. in: Frank Lesli... More

Gen. F.P. Blair, Democratic nominee for Vice-President of the United States / photographed by Brady.  Electioneering at the South / sketched by W.L. Sheppard.

Gen. F.P. Blair, Democratic nominee for Vice-President of the United S...

Two illustrations: head-and-shoulders portrait of Gen. Frank P. Blair, facing right; and political meeting of African Americans outdoors. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 12, no. 604 (1868 July 25), p. 468.

Letter from Lucy Stone, Kennebunkport, Me., to William Lloyd Garrison, Sep[tember] 22 - [18]69

Letter from Lucy Stone, Kennebunkport, Me., to William Lloyd Garrison,...

Lucy Stone thanks William Lloyd Garrison for his expressed appreciation of her work, and expresses the aim of her letter to be to convince Garrison to see, as she does, the "need of another organisation". Stone... More

Letter from Mary Ashton Livermore, Chicago, [Ill.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Aug[ust] 16. 1869

Letter from Mary Ashton Livermore, Chicago, [Ill.], to William Lloyd G...

Mary Livermore writes William Lloyd Garrison having learned that Garrison declines to attend their planned convention. Livermore states that the "affectionate and husbandly reason" given by Garrison to excuse h... More

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Washington, District of Columbia, to Mary Anne Estlin, 1870 Feb[ruary] 17

Letter from Samuel Joseph May, Washington, District of Columbia, to Ma...

Samuel Joseph May writes to Mary Anne Estlin in regards to his travels the past few months. He is currently in Washington D.C. due to an invitation by a new Unitarian Church called "The Free National Church" to... More

"Time works wonders." Iago. (Jeff Davis) "For that I do suspect the lusty moor hath leap'd into my seat : the thought whereof doth like a poisonous mineral gnaw my inwards." -- Othello / Th. Nast.

"Time works wonders." Iago. (Jeff Davis) "For that I do suspect the lu...

Cartoon showing Jefferson Davis looking over his shoulder at Hiram Revels seated in the United States Senate. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1870 April 9, p. 232.

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 May 24

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Thomas Wentworth Higginson in regards to the Boston Suffrage movement and "all earnest women in the late most painful turn of affairs by the imprudence of the..State Convention."... More

"Move on!" Has the Native American no rights that the naturalized American is bound to respect? / / Th. Nast.

"Move on!" Has the Native American no rights that the naturalized Amer...

A policeman ordering a Native man to "move on" away from a voting polls around which are clustered stereotyped "naturalized" Americans. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 15, no. 747 (1871 April 22), p. 361. Refere... More

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 May 24

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Thomas Wentworth Higginson in regards to the Boston Suffrage movement and "all earnest women in the late most painful turn of affairs by the imprudence of the..State Convention."... More

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 May 24

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Thomas Wentworth Higginson in regards to the Boston Suffrage movement and "all earnest women in the late most painful turn of affairs by the imprudence of the..State Convention."... More

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 May 24

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1871 ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Thomas Wentworth Higginson in regards to the Boston Suffrage movement and "all earnest women in the late most painful turn of affairs by the imprudence of the..State Convention."... More

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garrison, May 12, 1872

Letter from Oliver Johnson, New York, [N.Y.], to William Lloyd Garriso...

Oliver Johnson writes William Lloyd Garrison reporting on the Woman Suffrage anniversary which he attended. Johnson states that Stanton, Anthony, and Hooker have "had the effect of making even zealous and earne... More

The cradle of liberty in danger / Th. Nast.

The cradle of liberty in danger / Th. Nast.

Print shows General Benjamin Butler as a monstrous genie frightening an infant lableled "Boston, Mass." in a cradle labeled "Common Wealth of Mass." Title from item. Captioned: "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum!" The Genie of Mas... More

Woman's crusade against intemperance / drawn by C.S. Reinhart.

Woman's crusade against intemperance / drawn by C.S. Reinhart.

Women in barroom protesting the sale of alcoholic beverages. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1874 March 14, p. 236.

The Ohio whiskey war - the ladies of Logan singing hymns in front of barrooms in aid of the temperance movement

The Ohio whiskey war - the ladies of Logan singing hymns in front of b...

After a sketch by S.B. Morton. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1874 Feb. 21, p. 392.

[Constitution and laws of the Cherokee nation]

[Constitution and laws of the Cherokee nation]

Title page (cover) of the Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation published in Cherokee; with seal of the Cherokee Nation. Illus. in: [Constitution and laws of the Cherokee nation. St. Louis : R. & T. A. E... More

Letter from Frances Elizabeth Willard, Chicago, Ill., to William Lloyd Garrison, Oct[ober] 12, 1876

Letter from Frances Elizabeth Willard, Chicago, Ill., to William Lloyd...

Frances E. Willard writes to William Lloyd Garrison requesting a "word of encouragement" from the champion of "the material Anti-Slavery cause" to those engaged in the "spiritual cause of anti-slavery". Willard... More

Letter from Lucy Stone, Boston, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Jan[uary] 14 1877

Letter from Lucy Stone, Boston, [Mass.], to William Lloyd Garrison, Ja...

Lucy Stone informs William Lloyd Garrison that he has been invited, by unanimous vote, by the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Society to deliver a speech at their annual meeting. Courtes... More

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