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Admiral Porters Fleet Featured Henry Clay Print

Admiral Porters Fleet

Lithograph captioned Admiral Porter?s Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th 1863. At half past ten P.M. the boats left their moorings & steamed down the river, the Benton, Admiral Porter, taking the lead -- as they approached the point opposite the town, a terrible concentrated fire of the centre, upper and lower batteries, both water and bluff, was directed upon the channel, which here ran within one hundred yards of the shore. At the same moment innumerable floats of turpentine and other combustible materials were set ablaze. In the face of all this fire, the boats made their way with but little loss except the transport Henry Clay which was set on fire & sunk. Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, 16 April 1883. (Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images)

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The peoples line--Take care of the locomotive, 1840 (woodcut with watercolour) Featured Henry Clay Print

The peoples line--Take care of the locomotive, 1840 (woodcut with watercolour)

XOS1766083 The people's line--Take care of the locomotive, 1840 (woodcut with watercolour) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; ( Democrat president Martin Van Buren drives "Uncle Sam's Cab," pulled by a blinkered horse onto Henry Clay, who lost the Whig presidential nomination to the log cabin and hard cider war hero William Henry Harrison.
William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) became 9th President of the United States, the last born a British subject. He died of pneumonia, becoming the first to die in office and shortest serving (a month).
); American, out of copyright

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The presidential sweepstakes of 1844. Preparing to start Featured Henry Clay Print

The presidential sweepstakes of 1844. Preparing to start

The presidential sweepstakes of 1844. Preparing to start. Again, the race motif is used to parody election-year rivalries. (See Footrace, Pensylvania Avenue, no. 1844-41). Here the artist portrays the candidates as horses, lining up before a stand from which several prominent political figures watch. First in line is Henry Clay, ridden by jockey Daniel Webster, who says, My horse was Foaled in the Old Dominion, bred in Kentuck--And has beat every thing out West! Clay is closely followed by a bucking horse with the head of James Polk and jockied by an unidentified man who exclaims, Old Diploma I think will beat them all except the Mill Boy i.e., Clay his Rider Black Dan is such a Jockey on the Course that he will always have the inside Track! Next is pony Martin Van Buren with a fox's tail, ridden by Thomas Hart Benton, who complains, I am afraid my Poney has been too badly beaten by old Tip ever to run again. He refers to the 1840 election when Van Buren was defeated by William Henry Harrison, Old Tippecanoe. Hefty Alabama senator Dixon Lewis rides John C. Calhoun exclaiming, I am call'd one half of Alabama. I would give the other half to have my high Mettled Racer Nullify them All! A one-armed man riding Richard M. Johnson says, Tecumseh i.e., Johnson cannot begin to run against the Mill Boy of the Slashes Clay he is so long in the Reach, and gathers so quick! The last contestant is the stumbling nag John Tyler, ridden by his son Robert who is holding a paper labeled repale (i.e., Irish repeal) and says, My Sire has ran well with Old Tip and by St. O'Connell, I think he would distance them all if it was not for his having those Cursed Bolts he must die! and nothing can save him. St. O'Connell is the Irish patriot leader of the repeal movement Daniel O'Connell. Watching from the grandstand are (left to right): editor Francis Preston Blair, an unidentified man, John M. Botts, lieutenant governor of New York and Van Buren foe Dani The presidential sweepsta

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