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General Jackson, Slaying the Many Headed Monster

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Date made: 1836
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.; Hoffy, Alfred M.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 11 7/8 x 16 3/4 in.; 30.1625 x 42.545 cm
ID number: DL*60.3333
Negative number: 2003-24522


Description:

Black and white print; caricature of Andrew Jackson assisted by Major Jack Downing fighting with a cane labeled "Veto" a 24 headed monster with a snake-like body that is suppose to represent the Second U.S. Bank. Each head represents a state branch, the largest being that of Pennsylvania with the image of Nicholas Biddle, the president of the bank's assets. Martin Van Buren stands between Downing and Jackson, holding the neck of Massachusetts which ends at the head of John Quincy Adams. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.