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Marriage of the Free Soil and Liberty Parties

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Date made: 1848
Maker: Smith, Peter
Place: New York, New York
Image size: Image: 10 3/8 x 16 3/4 in.; 26.3525 x 42.545 cm
ID number: DL*60.3486
Negative number: 2003-19848


Description:

Black and white print of Martin Van Buren being pushed by Horace Greeley into the outstretched arms of a black woman (representing the Liberty Party.) John Van Buren (representing the Barnburners) stands to one side. Benjamin Butler presides over the marriage ceremony while two black men and a black woman look on. Dialog and additional phrases appear on the print.