The Modern Gilpins. Loves Labor Lost.
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The Modern Gilpins. Loves Labor Lost.

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Date made: 1848
Maker: Baillie, James S.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 11 1/8 x 15 1/4 in.; 28.2575 x 38.735 cm
ID number: DL*60.3381
Negative number: 2003-19907


Description:

Black and white print of three men, Lewis Cass, Thomas Hart Benton, and Levi Woodbury, riding on the back of a sow that is running down a road bearing the sign post of "Salt River Lane" and a flag which reads "Hearquarters of the Northern Democracy." A man rushes up to the sow trying to stop her, while John Van Buren is pulling the sow's tail. A man with his hands in the air runs after them. In the background are a pair of wigwams with a banner labeled "Wilmot Proviso" flying from the roof of one. In the right foreground, Martin Van Buren appears to be swimming or floating in a river. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.