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American political caricatures [1841-1856]

Collection Data

Caricatures on topics including the 1851 America's Cup race, the Cuban insurrection of 1849-1851, Anti-Catholicism, miscegenation, political elections, slavery, and temperance. Individuals portrayed include James Buchanan, Stephen Douglas, Millard Fillmore, John C. Fremont, Jenny Lind, Queen Victoria, and the fictitious character Brother Jonathan.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1841 - 1856
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEZYRS
United States -- History
Cartoons (Commentary)
Content: Printmakers include Edward Williams Clay, Currier & Ives and T. Strong.
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Physical Description
Extent: 13 prints : etching, engraving, lithograph, some col. ; 28.7 x 41 cm. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16513338
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 925f6690-c607-012f-084a-58d385a7bc34
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