Set-to between the Champion Old Tip & the Swell Dutchman of Kinderhook 1836
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Set-to between the Champion Old Tip & the Swell Dutchman of Kinderhook 1836

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Date made: 1836
Maker: Robinson, Henry R.; Clay, Edward Williams
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 3/16 x 15 5/8 in.; 25.8763 x 39.6875 cm
ID number: DL*60.3471
Negative number: 2003-19889


Description:

Black and white print; satirical boxing match between Martin Van Buren and William Henry Harrison is depicted with Harrison being favored. While Van Buren and Harrison spar, a crowd of observers watch from the background. On the left side of the print are Van Buren's seconds: Andrew Jackson in coat and top hat, and Amos Kendall who is drinking from a bottle. On the right side of the print are Harrison's seconds, an unidentified "Western lad" or frontiersman in buckskins (possibly Davy Crockett) and a revolutionary war veteran in uniform, holding a bottle and a cane (and looking a bit like George Washington). Dialog and additional phrases appear on the print.