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Untitled (...Extract from the speech of Daniel Washburn, Esq. in the Utica Convention)

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Date made: 1848
Maker: Smith, Peter
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 5/8 x 16 7/8 in.; 26.9875 x 42.8625 cm
ID number: DL*60.3354
Negative number: 2003-19843


Description:

Black and white print of five men (Martin and John Van Buren, Zachary Taylor, Louis Cass, and Edwin Croswell) and the "Goddess of Liberty" (with her Liberty cap on a pole) standing around a coffin in graveyard eulogising Silas Wright. Martin Van Buren is leaning on a tombstone incribed dates and with his name as well as that of Washington, Jefferson, and Jackson. In the middle of the scene is a large sow with head of a black woman labeled "Federal Pap" and four piglets with human heads identified below the image as "Propaganda, Corning {Erastus Corning}, Dickinson {Daniel S. Dickinson}, and Foster {Henry A. Foster.}" The last three were all prominent Hunkers and in the dialog they are planning the defeat of Wright and Van Buren. In the background is a wolf. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print. While the print is untitled, below the image is a three line quotation from an antislavery speech given by Daniel Washburn in Utica, New York on June 22, 1848 following the nomination of Lewis M. Cass by the Democratic National Canvention in Baltimore on May 22.