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    Henry Clay: Anti-Irish, Anti-Tyler 1844 Cartoon. This 18.5" x 12" lithographed cartoon, simply titled "Presidential Election", is rather busy and favors the 1844 Whig candidate for President, Henry Clay. Riding the Western alligator (an image previously used in a pro-Jackson cartoon of the 1820's), he exclaims "Hurrah!! we are safe, our land's redeemed. Sailors rights forever." The U.S. Bank is in ruins, President Tyler hangs suspended above the vacated Presidential Chair, Jackson, Van Buren and Richard Johnson are on the run. A large group of Irish seem to represent Tyler's mainstay of support. Tyler exclaims: "Help! help!! Friends, Repealers, Irishmen, Paddies!! Subterraneans, my Constituents, o Help! cut me down or I am lost, Harry is coming, the chair is gone, Help! Help!!" Backed with rice paper, it has some minor border abrasions and loss.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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