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    Martin Van Buren: Rare Cartoon from 1837. In this 12" x 18" cartoon by A. Imbert ("The Rats Caught"), former President Andrew Jackson and his successor, "The Magician" Martin Van Buren, walk into the office of "The Telegraph" to discover three rats (Calhoun among them) caught in traps in front of the Public Larder. Two of the rats decry the fate of the policy of nullification while the operator of the printing press laments the withdrawal of public printing. There is some border loss and two vertical tears that extend just into the plate. The whole has been professionally backed with rice paper.
    [Update: This cartoon is attributed in one reference work as dating from 1831. Based on the inclusion of the 1832 Vice President candidate, Van Buren, and the reference to nullification, we now attribute this to 1832 and consider it a pro-Jackson item.]


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