Whig Candidates for the Presidency
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Whig Candidates for the Presidency

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Date made: 1837
Maker: Laurence, John; Perruquier
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 11 1/2 x 16 3/8 in.; 29.21 x 41.5925 cm
ID number: DL*60.3360
Negative number: 2003-19864


Description:

Black and white print of the three leading Whig candidates of 1836 seated together with an image of a devil behind them. William Henry Harrison, on the left, in uniform, is holding a sword, and seated on a cannon ball. Daniel Webster, in the center, is seated with Clay on a box labeled "Military Chest." Webster is depicted wearing a sign around his neck that reads "Hartford Convention", holding a document labeled "U. States Bank recharter'd", with his foot on the "Constitution," holding a bag labeled "Specie Circular" from which coins pour out and hands are reaching for them. (This is at the center bottom of the print and the hands are labeled "Lo" "co" "Fo" "Co"). The devil is wearing a crown labeled "NICK", probably in reference to Nicholas Biddle and holding a wig above Webster's head. Henry Clay is seated at the far right, holding a bowl? in his hand. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.