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    Andrew Jackson: Anti-Jackson Broadside of Jewish Interest. One of the dirtiest campaigns in American political history was that of 1828. Jackson sought revenge for the "corrupt bargain" of 1824 that deprived him of the Presidency, despite winning the most popular and electoral votes. The Adams camp sought to counteract the popularity of the Hero of New Orleans by issuing broadsides describing his lack of fitness for the office. They lauded his military prowess, but claimed he was unsuited, temperamentally, for the highest office in the land. This 16 1/2" x 21" [sight] broadside, matted and framed to an overall size of 20 1/8" x 24 3/8", takes a slightly different tack. It reprints earlier editorials by journalists unfavorable to Jackson with the implication, as shown in one woodcut, that "Jackson is to be President and you will be hanged." These same journalists changed their positions and jumped on the Jackson bandwagon in 1828. In the other illustration, Jackson prepares to cut off the ear of publisher Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785-1851) who appears as the hanging victim. Noah was the most prominent Jewish leader in the antebellum period. He was a playwright, newspaper editor, city sheriff, Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall and the promoter of a failed Jewish "homeland" on Grand Island in the Niagara River near Buffalo. He supported Crawford in 1824, switched to Jackson in 1828, but later criticized Jackson's position on the U. S. Bank. It is titled: "A Mirror for Politicians. Moral Beauty of Consistency. A Warning to Unprincipled Politicians. 'Jackson is to be President, and you will be HANGED.' M. M. Noah, 1824. M. M. Noah, when William Crawford was a candidate for President, was hired for 1000 Dollars to write against General Jackson. How much he has received for writing in his favor, we have not learned. If Jackson succeeds, is there not an equal chance that he will string up Noah? Some say he will let him off after chopping his ears. What, hang the Sheriff of New York? He will hang Noah as grand Judge of Israel, not as Sheriff!" There is some loss in the center of the piece as well as some along the heading/title of the page. Scattered toning, especially along fold lines. Despite missing a few words, this piece is still a spectacular example. Not examined outside of frame. Selections from the Collection of Tom Charles Huston.

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