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Government as It Is_ Not as It Should Be.

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Date made: n.d.
Maker: Whitley, Thomas W.
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.; 27.305 x 42.545 cm
ID number: DL*60.3417
Negative number: 2003-19845


Black and white print of Andrew Jackson riding his "Patent Machine for Government" with Martin Van Buren standing behind him and scores of other men both on and off the machine making comments. Pigs, representing the "Principals of Party Government" are below the machine and an eagle representing "The Dawn of Whig Principals" spreads it's wings above. A "collar pole" with several men attached is in the right background. Dialog and additional phrases appear on the print and make reference to the extra allowance of $80,000 for the Post Office and Postmaster William Barry, who is depicted in the lower right, speaking to a a classically garbed "Liberty."