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All on Hobbies, Gee up, Gee Ho

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Date made: 1838
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.; Clay, Edward Williams
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 9 3/8 x 18 in.; 23.8125 x 45.72 cm
ID number: DL*60.3422
Negative number: 2003-19807


Description:

Black and white print of seven well known politicians of 1838 riding hobby horses, and each commenting on the advantage of the horse they are riding. The horses are labeled with the politician's favorite issue. Martin Van Buren rides the lead horse labeled "Subtreasury". Thomas Hart Benton follows on "Specie Currency", followed by "The United States Bank" which is ridden by both Henry Clay and Daniel Webster. Behind them is John C. Calhoun on "States Rights and Nullification," followed by William Henry Harrison in full military dress on "Anti-Masonic." Bringing up the rear is John Quincy Adams on "Abolition." Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.