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Symptoms of a duel

Symptoms of a duel

The second of two particularly well-drawn caricatures by the same artist, on the subject of the 1839 congressional probe of Van Buren's Treasury Department. (See above, nos. 1839-6 through -9.) The inquiry was ... More

"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition"

"Worse than a Spanish Inquisition"

A commentary on the workings of the January 1839 congressional probe of the Treasury Department in the wake of the Swartwout embezzlement. (See "Price Current" and "Sub Treasurers Meeting in England," nos. 1838... 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, Washington, D.C.

Called to account, Washington, D.C.

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

Professor Wise, performing a surgical operation in Congress Hall

Professor Wise, performing a surgical operation in Congress Hall

Representative Henry A. Wise, vociferous opponent of the Van Buren administration, is portrayed as a surgeon, operating on Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury. The satire refers to the cross-examination of Woodbur... 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

Henry A. Wise, representative from Virginia from life on stone by Chs. Fenderich ; P.S. Duval's Lith. Press, Phila

Henry A. Wise, representative from Virginia from life on stone by Chs....

Print shows Henry A. Wise, half-length portrait, facing right; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Signed on stone. Printed at bottom: "The Union of the Whigs for the sake of the Union!" Publicatio... 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 A. Wise, Representative from Virginia

Henry A. Wise, Representative from Virginia

Print shows Henry A. Wise, half-length portrait, facing right; includes a facsimile signature. 151 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Signed on stone. Printed at bottom: "The Union of the Whigs for the sak... More

[Envelope addressed to Genl. Henry A. Wise, Roanoke Island, N. Carolina]

[Envelope addressed to Genl. Henry A. Wise, Roanoke Island, N. Carolin...

Handwritten envelope addressed to General Henry Alexander Wise of General & Staff Confederate States Infantry Regiment; bears 5-cent stamp. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2... More

The great American What is it? chased by Copper-heads

The great American What is it? chased by Copper-heads

An anti-Lincoln satire, showing the Republican incumbent and his supporters menaced by giant "Copperheads" (Peace Democrats). After a speech on May 1, 1863, asserting that the Civil War was being fought to fre... More

Confederate chieftains Engd. by J.C. Buttre, New York

Confederate chieftains Engd. by J.C. Buttre, New York

Head-and-shoulders portraits, in ovals, of Judah P. Benjamin, Henry A. Wise, R. Barnwell Rhett, Alexander H. Stephens, James M. Mason, Jefferson Davis, John B. Floyd, John Slidell, William L. Yancey, Robert Too... More

Total destruction of the Democratic platform / terrible shipwreck and loss of life in Salt River

Total destruction of the Democratic platform / terrible shipwreck and ...

Title appears as it is written on the item. Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Henry A. Wise, representative from Virginia from life on stone by Chs. Fenderich ; P.S. Duval's Lith. Press, Phila

Henry A. Wise, representative from Virginia from life on stone by Chs....

Print shows Henry A. Wise, half-length portrait, facing right; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Signed on stone. Printed at bottom: "The Union of the Whigs for the sake of the Union!" Publicatio... More

Henry A. Wise, representative from Virginia from life on stone by Chs. Fenderich ; P.S. Duval's Lith. Press, Phila

Henry A. Wise, representative from Virginia from life on stone by Chs....

Print shows Henry A. Wise, half-length portrait, facing right; includes a facsimile signature. Title from item. Signed on stone. Printed at bottom: "The Union of the Whigs for the sake of the Union!" Publicatio... More

"Taking the stump" or Stephen in search of his mother

"Taking the stump" or Stephen in search of his mother

A satire on Douglas's July 1860 campaign tour of upstate New York and New England. (See also "Stephen Finding His Mother," no. 1860-35.) Here a double-entendre in the use of the word "stump," playing on its use... More

"Taking the stump" or Stephen in search of his mother

"Taking the stump" or Stephen in search of his mother

A satire on Douglas's July 1860 campaign tour of upstate New York and New England. (See also "Stephen Finding His Mother," no. 1860-35.) Here a double-entendre in the use of the word "stump," playing on its use... More

The main question. Book illustration from Library of Congress

The main question. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Satire on the escalation of tensions during the Maine-New Brunswick border conflict in February and March 1839. The dispute involved the claim to valuable, timber-rich territory in the Aroostook region. The are... More

The main question

The main question

Satire on the escalation of tensions during the Maine-New Brunswick border conflict in February and March 1839. The dispute involved the claim to valuable, timber-rich territory in the Aroostook region. The are... More