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    Anti-Van Buren Cass and Butler Cartoon 13" x 17.5" lithographed political cartoon, published in 1848 by Peter Smith of New York, titled "The Modern Colossus. Eighth Wonder of the World." It shows former Democratic President Martin Van Buren leaving the folds of the Democratic Party, straddling Salt River in an attempt to reach the "Whig-Abolition Platform." Calhoun and the Democratic nominees, Lewis Cass and William O. Butler, stand on the "Democratic Platform" and sympathetically watch Van Buren as he heads for a dunking in Salt River. Loss to two corners as shown, not affecting any portraits or text, with some minor border tears. Cass material is very scarce. Here we have a Cass and Butler jugate, with third party candidate Van Buren thrown in for good measure!

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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