Enlarge Image Printer Friendly Version

Grand Virginia Reel & Scamperdown at the White House Washington.

Return to Results Next Image
Date made: Feb. 1836
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.; Clay, Edward Williams
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 9 3/4 x 18 3/4 in.; 24.765 x 47.625 cm
ID number: DL*60.3344
Negative number: 2003-19799


Black and white print, caricature of Andrew Jackson as the central figure, holding a bag labeled $25,000,000 francs in one hand, his hat in the other and is supposedly dancing a reel but is depicted as kicking up his feet in a jig. Nobility and heads of state are depicted on the sidelines with a key to their identity listed below the image. King Louis Philippe is on the left and has fallen at Jackson's feet as a reference to the French spoilation claims that were collected in 1835. Martin Van Buren and the "Cabinet" are playing the orchestra. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.