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Fording Salt River

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Date made: 1848
Maker: Baillie, James S.; Bucholzer, H.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 7 7/8 x 15 3/8 in.; 20.0025 x 39.0525 cm
ID number: DL*60.3410
Negative number: 2003-19901


Description:

Black and white print of Martin Van Buren being carried piggyback across a river-" river of defeat- on the back of his son John, while Zachery Taylor, Horace Greeley and Henry Clay appear to be drowning. Only Clay's legs and feet ate depicted. In the background on the far left is the White House, with a flag flying above it. A man, (Cassius M. Clay) is reclining on the right bank of the river. Names of the people depicted are underneath each individual on the image. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.