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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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Cass & his cabinet in 1849 Featured Henry Clay Print

Cass & his cabinet in 1849

Cass & his cabinet in 1849. The satire imputes to the Democrats of 1848, led by candidate Lewis Cass, the corrupt practices of the Van Buren-era party. The artist also criticizes Whig repudiation of stalwart party leader Henry Clay in favor of the independent Zachary Taylor in its 1848 presidential nomination. Cass stands at the head of a table before a paper marked Democratic Platform, addressing his Cabinet composed of old-line Democrats including (left to right) Van Buren's postmaster general Amos Kendall, his treasury secretary Levi Woodbury, former Van Buren Senate allies John Calhoun and Thomas Hart Benton, and Democratic senators Sam Houston and William Allen. Cass: Gentlemen, we stand on the Democratic Platform, that is, to Reward our Friends, rewarding of enemies & deserting of Friends is what caused the breaking up of the Whig Party. Kendall, with a document Post-Office Reform before him: Mr. President, I think you had better state to the gentlemen present what our Principles are & what we intend to carry out. Woodbury, holding a rolled document titled New Hampshire says: The Whig Party ought to be broke up for ever, for putting aside Clay & sticking a man in his place that has no principle or Party. South Carolina Senator Calhoun, writing a paper Free Trade S.C. comments: I think after all the northern Dough Faces must feel rather flat, to think we won't go their bastard whig ticket. rather green that. Benton adds: Feel flat, why they are used to that, they always have their own way, Except upon Election day! Houston, with Missouri Claims, agrees: Yes, & the day after the Election they say it was a dam'd Locofoco cheat, & that the Irish & Dutch both Voted against them. Senator Allen concludes: Gentleman, I agree with you all, we must turn out every man that does not stand on the Platform, it will not do to have any spies in our camp.. Date 1848. Cass & his cabinet in 1849. The satire imputes to the Democrats of 1848

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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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