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Office Hunters for the Year 1834.

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Date made: 1834
Maker: Imbert, Anthony; Aiken, James
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 in.; 23.8125 x 38.4175 cm
ID number: DL*60.3477
Negative number: 2003-19918


Description:

Black and white print of a winged demon with the head of Andrew Jackson, hovering in the sky holding strings connected to symbols and objects representing political offices. Below are a crowd of people attempting to reach out for the "political plumbs." This cartoon depicts the "spoils system" of rewarding the politically faithful with offices and thereby changing staff with each election. Additional dialog and phrases appear on the print.