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Explosion of Biddle & Cos. Congress Water Fount

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Date made: 1834
Maker: Imbert, Anthony
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 5/8 x 17 in.; 26.9875 x 43.18 cm
ID number: DL*60.3386
Negative number: 2003-19834


Description:

Color print of Andrew Jackson seated in a chair smoking a pipe, with a barameter or clock at his feet, talking to Major Jack Downing while observing four men (Henry Clay, Thomas C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster and Nicholas Biddle) being blown up along with the Bank of the United States. Jackson is seated on a columned veranda; behind him are five boxes containing federal deposits, an eagle, and a women in classical garb ("Liberty" who has also been identified as "Columbia") with a banner labeled "Public Confidence in Public Funds" and is topped by a "Liberty cap." Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.