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The Secretary of War Presenting A Stand of Colours To The 1st Regiment of Republican Bloodhounds
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A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to ...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as well as the role of editor Francis Preston Blair as apologist for the administration. The War Department under Secretary Joel Poinsett was accused of ineptness and cruelty in its conduct of the war--a costly and protracted campaign to subjugate and remove the Seminole Indians from tribal lands in Florida. Public and congressional indignation was stirred in February and March 1840 when the Cuban bloodhounds were first introduced. (The cartoon may date from this time or from as early as 1838 when the idea was first suggested to commanding general Zachary Taylor by Poinsett.) The use of dogs particularly enraged abolitionists, who believed that the animals were really intended for hunting runaway slaves. In the cartoon Poinsett presents a flag that bears the image of an Indian's head carried by a dog. Francis Preston Blair, on his knees, shows the troop of hounds a map of Florida. Blair: "I take pleasure in pointing out to you, my "brethren-"in-arms the seat of a war, the honour of terminating which our master has put in the hands of "our" race. I have no doubt you will all prove like myself--good "collar" men in the cause." Blair's use of the term "collar men" evokes the old colloquialism "collar presses" as a reference to newspapers friendly to the Democratic administration. Poinsett says: "Fellow citizens & soldiers! In presenting this standard to the 1st Regiment of Bloodhounds, I congratulate you on your promotion, from the base & inglorious pursuit of animals, in an uncivilized region like Cuba, to the noble task of hunting "men" in our Christian country! our administration has been reproached for the expense of the Florida war, so we have determined now to prosecute it, in a way that's "dog cheap!" Hence in your "huge paws!" we put the charge of bringing it to a close. Be fleet of foot and keen of nose, or the Indians will escape in "spite" of your "teeth! Dear Blair" here, shows you a map of Florida the theatre of your future deeds. Look to him as the trumpeter of your fame, who will emblazon your acts, as far as the 'Globe' extends, He feels great interest in all his Kith & Kin,' and will therefore transmit your heroism, in "dog"grel verse to remotest posterity!"|Printed & pub: by H.R. Robinson, no. 52 Cortlandt St. N.Y. & Pennsa Avenue Washington D.C.|Signed: Bow Wow-Wow (probably Napoleon Sarony).|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 62.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1840-5.

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The Grand National Fight 2 Against 1 Fought On The 6th of Nov. 1856 For One Hundred Thousand Dollars
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The familiar metaphor of the presidential contest as a boxing match is ...

The familiar metaphor of the presidential contest as a boxing match is invoked once again. (For an earlier example see "Set to Between the Champion Old Tip and the Swell Dutchman of Kinderhook," no. 1836-12.) The scene is set in an open field, roped off behind to make a ring. Republican candidate Fremont (right) squares off against Democrat James Buchanan (left), after the latter has felled American party nominee Millard Fillmore. Buchanan warns Fremont, "Look out now Young Mariposa for that hair on your face I will put in the "Right" when you least expect it!" Fremont replies, "Come to time, Old Buck, I think I can lick a Democrat as old again as you are!" Fremont steps over the fallen Fillmore, who says, "You see, Fremont, I'm down! There must be a good many drops of 'Democrtic Blood' in that arm of Old Buck's to strike such a stunning blow!" Buchanan is seconded by an Irishman (far left) who comments, "By Jabbers but Old Bucky knocks 'em." Fremont is supported by a Bowery type (crouching at far right) who urges him, "Go in wooly Hoss don't be afeard." The print was probably issued in summer 1856 or later in the election campaign, after Fillmore's prospects for victory had dimmed. |Probably drawn by John L. Magee.|Published by John Childs, 84 So. 3rd St. Phila.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 116.|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1856-16.

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WPA Posters: Foreign Trade Zone No. 1 Staten Island, City of New York, Opened February 1, 1937
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Poster for the City of New York Department of Docks, showing large ...

Poster for the City of New York Department of Docks, showing large ocean liner with the flags of many nations in background. Date stamped on verso: Jan 5 1939. F.H. La Guardia, Mayor - City of New York Department of Docks - John McKenzie, Commissioner. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 193

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WPA Posters: Works Progress Administration, Illinois, District 6--March of Leisure Time May 1st 1937, State Armory - Springfield.
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Poster showing a map in the center of a clock, surrounded by ...

Poster showing a map in the center of a clock, surrounded by vignettes of people involved in leisure activities. Date stamped on verso: May 22 1937.

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WPA Posters: History of Civic Services in The City of New York Police No. 1 : The Rattle Watch.
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Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, ...

Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, showing citizens patrolling the town, a person hanging from the waist from a gallows, and a person in the stocks, in 1658; the fortified "Stadt Huys" is in the background. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 181

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"I Knew Him, Horatio; A Fellow of Infinite Jest . . . Where Be Your Gibes Now?--"Hamlet, Act Iv, Scene 1"
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McClellan, in the character of Hamlet stands near an open grave holding ...

McClellan, in the character of Hamlet stands near an open grave holding the head of Abraham Lincoln. He soliloquizes, "I knew him, Horatio: A fellow of infinite jest . . . Where be your gibes now?" The cartoon evidently appeared following publication in the "New York World" of a scandalous but fabricated account of callous levity displayed by Lincoln while touring the battlefield at Antietam. (See also "The Commander-in-Chief conciliating the Soldier's Votes," no. 1864-31.) McClellan's lines here come from "Hamlet," act 4, scene 1, which takes place in a graveyard, where a gravedigger throws up the skull of Yorick, the king's jester. Hamlet picks up the skull and meditates on the nature of life. At left are the words, "Chicago Nominee," referring to McClellan. At right an Irish gravedigger pauses in his work. Horatio (far right) is New York governor and prominent Peace Democrat Horatio Seymour. The White House is visible in the distance.|Probably published by Thomas W. Strong, N.Y.|Signed: Howard Del [i.e. J.H. Howard].|Title appears as it is written on the item.|"The Lincoln Image," p. 133.|Lorant, p. 265.|Weitenkampf, p. 146.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1864-33.

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Chevy Chase Or The Bank Runner (how Burrows Ran On The 1st of Novr. & S_L Followed, and How Burrows Distanced Him & Almost Escaped A Whipping)
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Entered according to the Act of Congress by William Kelly, in the ...

Entered according to the Act of Congress by William Kelly, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of the City of New York.|Inscribed in ink above image: Deposited Novr. 6th 1832.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

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WPA Posters: City of New York Municipal Airports No. 1 Floyd Bennett Field - No. 2 North Beach.
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Poster promoting New York's municipal airports, Floyd Bennett Field and North Beach, ...

Poster promoting New York's municipal airports, Floyd Bennett Field and North Beach, East River Seaplane bases, Wall Street and 31st Street, showing airplane and seaplane. Date stamped on verso: Dec 8 1937. F.H. La Guardia, Mayor - John McKenzie, Commissioner of Docks. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 142

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WPA Posters: History of Civic Services in The City of New York Water Supply No. 1 : The First Public Well Was Dug Opposite The Fort.
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Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, ...

Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, showing water being drawn from a well outside a fort in "New Amsterdam" in 1658. Date stamped on verso: Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 277

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Progress of Reform!!! No. 1
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A scene in New York, outside the gates of City Hall Park. ...

A scene in New York, outside the gates of City Hall Park. Two well-dressed men with top hats overturn the table of two apple-women. One of the men (from all appearances a Loco Foco radical Democrat) shouts at the women, "What right have you to live? Come, clear out!" The other man topples a table from which fall apples, cigars, and what looks like a cider churn, ordering them to "Clear out here!" Horrified by the men's actions, the women, who are surrounded by their ragged children, protest, "You take my life, when you take the means by which I live" and "God forgive the plunderers of my fatherless babes!" Watching the uproar is a genteel young couple walking at right. The woman asks her companion, "Law! Mr. Brown aint you glad that these disgusting beings will no longer offend the eyes of pious and respectable people?" He replies, in an affected accent, "Yes, my de--aw! They are werry of-fensive . . ." In the background is visible the north side of City Hall, from which flies an American flag with the cryptic words "Order Reigns in Warsaw." To the right appears another building marked "Post Office" (actually John Vanderlyn's Rotunda, which over time saw a number of uses as a public building). Weitenkampf suggests that the subject is David Hale, influential publisher of the New York "Journal of Commerce," and his campaign against work on Sundays. The man overturning the table is probably identifiable as Hale.|Entered . . . 1844 by James Baillie.|Lith. & pub. by James Baillie 33 Spruce St. N.Y.|Signed: H. Bucholzer.|The Library's impression was deposited for copyright on June 26, 1844, and is printed on the reverse side of "Loco Foco Triumphal Honors" (no. 1844-31).|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 84.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1844-18.

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20 at Home to 1 in the Trenches
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Poster showing a crowd of workers measuring and outfitting a seated monumental ...

Poster showing a crowd of workers measuring and outfitting a seated monumental man with uniform and supplies. Title continues: It takes the best co-operative efforts of from six to twenty workers at home to properly equip and maintain one American soldier at the front. [...] With consistent help and encouragement for their wage-earning partners and themselves, from all classes of the people, American industry can and will win this war for human liberty. Breeders of industrial war at home must be eliminated. National co-operation is the slogan to insure victory for Democracy over Autocracy. Issued by the National Industrial Conservation Movement, 30 Church Street, New York City. Copies supplied on request. No. E-7. Title from item.

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WPA Posters: Exhibit 1st Anniversary Art Center : Visit Your Art Center.
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Poster for Federal Art Project exhibition commemorating the first anniversary of the ...

Poster for Federal Art Project exhibition commemorating the first anniversary of the Art Center, 59 S. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah, showing a hand with an eye. Date stamped on verso: Nov 28 1939. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 32

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WPA Posters: History of Civic Services in The City of New York Fire Department No. 1 : Fire Department Founded by Petrus Stuyvesant.
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Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, ...

Poster for Federal Art Project series on the history of civic services, showing Peter Stuyvesant directing bucket brigade to put out building fire in 1656. Posters of the WPA / Christopher DeNoon. Los Angeles : Wheatly Press, c1987, no. 177

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The Court of Honor, South Broad St., Philadelphia, Designed by the Advisory Committee of Artists for the Victory Loan Campaign, April 21st to May 10th 1919
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Poster showing South Broad Street and City Hall decorated with pennants and ...

Poster showing South Broad Street and City Hall decorated with pennants and flags.

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Group System. Enlistment in Groups Will Re-Open On Monday, January 10th, 1916, and Proceed Until Further Notice. [...]
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Poster is text only, encouraging men to volunteer for military service under ...

Poster is text only, encouraging men to volunteer for military service under the Group System. Title from item.

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