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The Effect of Loco Foco Pledges

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Date made: n.d.
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.; Dacre, Henry
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 11 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.; 28.8925 x 40.9575 cm
ID number: DL*60.3366
Negative number: 2003-19869


Color print, interior scene of a poor family with their landlords at the door. A man sits at a table holding a newspaper "New Era." At his feet is a chest overflowing with "loco-foco" pledges, while his carpenter tools are spread across the floor. The dialog indicates that the man is out of work and the three children in the center of the image are going hungry as a result of a depression which the cartoon is implying was caused by the new Equal Rights Party, a splinter group frome the N.Y. Democratic Party. A woman, seated next to the children, is holding a baby in her lap and pleads for food for her family. On the wall are pictures of Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Dialog and additional phrases appear on the print.