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    Federal Period: "Congressional Pugilists" Engraved Political Cartoon. 10" x 7.5" [sight] cartoon titled "Congressional Pugilists". It depicts a tense moment in the House of Representatives when two Congressmen fought-it-out using fireplace tongs and a cane, much to the amusement of on-lookers. The altercation took place in Philadelphia (then the nation's capital) on February 15, 1798 between Matthew Lyon of Vermont and Roger Griswold of Connecticut. This appears to be a "second state" of this very early political cartoon. Folded in quarters. Double-matted and framed to an overall size of 18" x 15.5".

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