Major Joe Bunker's Last Parade or The Fix of the Senator and his 700 Independents.
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Major Joe Bunker's Last Parade or The Fix of the Senator and his 700 Independents.

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Date made: 1837
Maker: Clay, Edward Williams; Robinson, Henry R.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 9 1/16 x 15 1/5 in.; 23.0188 x 38.608 cm
ID number: DL*60.3378
Negative number: 2003-19913


Description:

Black and white print of a troop of uniformed militia marching down a street between the "New National Bank" and the "Van Buren Hotel" (hotel's sign includes a portrait of Martin Van Buren). Two officiers lead the militia and are conversing. In front of them, on the right side of the print is a crowd carrying a banner that reads "The Madison". Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print. The title refers to the 700 Democrats who endorsed the "Albany Manifesto" a letter written by Senator Nathaniel Tallmadge and published by the Albany Argus, complaining about the lack of federal deposits to support state banks.