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Date made: 1834
Maker: Bisbee, Ezra
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 9 5/8 x 15 1/8 in.; 24.4475 x 38.4175 cm
ID number: DL*60.3384
Negative number: 2003-19916


Description:

Black and white print; caricature of Andrew Jackson, wearing a crown and ermine trimmed robe, and fiddling, is surrounded by several groups of people trying to reach him. Major Jack Downing stands beside Jackson. In the left background the U.S. Capitol building burns and in the right background, Martin Van Buren peeks from behind curtains, peering around a globe. In the foreground is a tombstone for "Dame Freedom" born July 4, 1776 and died Oct 1, 1833, the day Jackson removed deposits from the Bank of the United States. Also depicted at the left is John Bull. Dialog and additional phrases appear on the print.