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Date made: 1837
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 in.; 26.67 x 37.1475 cm
ID number: DL*60.3351
Negative number: 2003-19939


Color print of a caricature of Martin Van Buren in the form of a monkey sits on a shore beside an American flag, and two bags labled 1,000 Sovereigns. He thumbs his nose and points his tail toward the opposite shore, where a caricature of Lord Melbourne as a dog is standing outside a doghouse that is flying an upside down Union Jack. A rooster with the head of Louis Philippe stands on a bag labeled "Indemnity" in the background on a third shore, in front of a French flag. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.