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    Andrew Jackson: Anti-John Quincy Adams Cartoon. During the campaign of 1828, a series of "Coffin Handbills" or broadsides were distributed that depicted Andrew Jackson as a murderer who killed personal rivals and unfairly executed soldiers during time of war. These were the brainchild of editor Peter Binns. Binns is shown here, struggling under a pile of coffins, with Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams protruding from two of them. It is titled: "The Pedlar and his Pack or the Desperate Effort, an Over Balance." It is 17.5" x 11", hinged to a board, brilliantly hand-colored, with loss on the border and discoloration, as shown. We are selling an authentic copy of the "Coffin Handbill" in the signature session of this sale.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 6
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