(image) | The artist lays on the Democrats the major blame for violence perpetrated against antislavery settlers in Kansas in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Nearby a black couple in rags express their desire to return to their former master. The artist recreates the May 22 attack and severe beating of Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner by Representative Preston S. Brooks of South Carolina. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.7 x 43.9 cm. The other, cleaning a sword, claims, "Dis am de knife wot massa use to cut up de Mexijins wid." . the Devil is to pay come get up and take your share." (image) | A critical look at Irish Repeal movement leader Daniel O'Connell's condemnation of slavery in the United States. In the wagon are the grim reaper, Pennsylvania representative and abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens, an unidentified man, a black woman, and an idle black man. 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 27 x 37 cm. ". At left is another group. Recommended Comics Comic Lists Blog. Showing the immense importance of having an efficient "right arm of the national defence", Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. you feed and clothe us. SLAVERY POLITICAL CARTOONS 1789 - 1880 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HOLDINGS These 174 illustrations contain political satires, caricatures, and allegories. Free shipping for many products! Behind Foote another senator cries, "For God's sake Gentlemen Order!" Others included in this collection are "The Two Platforms," "The Constitutional Amendment!,"  and "The Radical Convention in Philadelphia, September 3d, 1866." Political Cartoons *Slavery* “Doctor Lincoln's New Elixir of Life” This picture is from a newspaper article from the year 1861. The Massachusetts hoar, outwitted, or hopping-John, and Johnny-cake, for cod fish 'notions,' wide awake!!! Anti-Slavery Cartoon, 1856 This drawing by John L. Magee in 1856 is a response to the Democratic Party's push to extend slavery into the newly acquired territories of Kansas and Nebraska in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The ship's surgeon and 3rd mate was convicted of perjury. The artist is poking fun at the measures Webb took in August 1860 to revive his newspaper's flagging circulation, which included a reduction of the paper's price to three cents and the hiring of newsboys to sell the "Courier" on the streets.The above image has two uses of a racial epithet obscured. Images and descriptions on the disc are uncensored.The Great November Contest. The handling of both the lithographic technique and the figures betray particular skill. The first (right) are the "Hartford Convention Blue-Lights," who shout, "God save the King!" After a speech on May 1, 1863, asserting that the Civil War was being fought to free blacks and enslave whites, not to save the Union, Clement Laird Vallandigham, leader of the "Copperheads," was arrested and tried for treason. Please enter search termsSearch terms must be less than 50 characters long. The law provided for the appointment of federal commissioners empowered to issue warrants for the arrest of alleged fugitive slaves and to enlist the aid of posses and even civilian bystanders in their apprehension. Detail from illustration above "Abolition Frowned Down"Abolition Frowned DownThis 1839 illustration is a satire on enforcement of the "gag-rule" in the House of Representatives, prohibiting discussion of the question of slavery. Clay, presents a loaded contrast between turbulent conditions in Ireland and the idyllic, relative prosperity of the immigrant's lot in America. Music by Dred ScottThis 1860 lithograph is a general parody on the 1860 presidential contest, highlighting the impact of the Dred Scott decision on the race. Taylor says, "Who said I would not make a "NO PARTY" President? help a Family in reduced circumstances, we are very hard up, and will even take three cents if we can't get more, just to keep the little (racial epithet) alive." He says "I cannot stand Thomson's [sic] frown." Eight dollars a day. The second scene takes place outside a British textile factory. Raymond clings to Webb's arm, saying, "I'll stick fast to you General, for the present; because I have my own little axe to grind." Brooks's actions were provoked by Sumner's insulting public remarks against his cousin, Senator Andrew Pickens Butler, and against Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas, delivered in the Senate two days earlier. ), and finally Burns in prison. ." From Granger - Historical Picture Archive NAST: KU KLUX KLAN, 1874. On the ground are the words "Removed to No. I allow them to enjoy themselves in any reasonable way." Greeley: "Bubble, buble [sic], toil and trouble! . " Visitors in the galleries flee in panic.The Hurly-Burly PotIn this 1850 lithograph the artist attacks abolitionist, Free Soil, and other sectionalist interests of 1850 as dangers to the Union. In the next two sections, you will examine a source that shows the negative side of Reconstruction. . . Each Democratic platform resolution is illustrated with a vignette which supports its reverse. (image) | An imaginative but puzzling commentary on sectional tensions over slavery between New England abolitionists and southern agrarian slaveholders. Stevens: "Colfax pulls like the d----l but old tangleleg [i.e., Grant] aint worth a d----n! Though unsigned, the print has the relatively skillful draftsmanship and atmospheric quality found in the works of Boston lithographer Dominique Fabroniust.The House That Jeff BuiltAn 1863 etching composed of a extended and bitter indictment of Jefferson Davis and the Southern slave system. Modern Democracy." The artist contrasts Lincoln's modest posture at the Illinois Republican state convention in Springfield in 1858 with his confident appearance at the 1860 Illinois Republican ratifying convention, also held in Springfield. At left New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley invites abolitionist preacher Henry Ward Beecher to play the thimblerig. The black man wonders, "Whar is de use for me to work as long as dey make dese appropriations." Fillmore, who reads from "The Glorious Whig Principles [by] Henry Clay," admonishes Taylor, "This will never do, you must forsake this course,--for our party is a peaceful and righteous sect--free from wickedness." The two Lincolns are shown... Rare Book and Special Collections Division. (image) | The opposition of Northern abolitionists, churchmen, and political figures to enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 is criticized in this rare pro-Southern cartoon. The quotation is from a speech given by Vallandigham in May 1862: "To maintain the Constitution as it is and to restore the Union as it was." Although the abolitionist bias of the party was well-known, Lincoln and the Republicans tried to deemphasize the slavery issue during the 1860 campaign. An arrow identifies the left panel as the North and the right as the South. Anti Annexation ProcessionAn 1844 lithograph titled, "Anti Annexation Procession." In this picture, strong and powerful Taylor reads from a book "Congressional Debates 1848. Lincoln, who is barefoot and in backwoods dress, drops a paper that reads, "New Black Constitution [signed] A. L. & Co." One of the snakes says, "If you cant read that document drop it." Seymour is a mile ahead now." Images and descriptions on the disc are uncensored.The Great Exhibition of 1860In this 1860 print, the artist satirizes the antislavery orientation of the Republican platform. Negro Estimate of Freedom!" (For the contextual significance of the term irrepressible see the illustration: "The irrepressible conflict" Or the Republican barge in danger.) I defy you to show any party action here." May 5, 2020 - videos, pictures, and articles. At lower right Constitutional Union party candidate John Bell dances with an Indian brave. let the scoundrel use his weapon! This is displayed in a full-blown, elaborate attack on Reconstruction and Republican support of Negro rights. Farmer we operatives are "fast men," and generally die of old age at Forty." / We divide the spoil." The second responds, "Oh! At the head of a motley procession is Whig candidate and professed antiannexationist Henry Clay, riding a raccoon (which looks more like a fox). Nast is attacking Johnson because he and others blamed Johnson for causing the July 1866 race riot that occurred in New Orleans when police shot and killed many African American delegates at a Republican convention. I'm Not to Blame for Being White, Sir!An 1862 lithograph in which Massachusetts senator and prominent antislavery advocate Charles Sumner is attacked. (The Wilmot Proviso would have banned slavery in U.S. territories acquired during the... 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.7 x 44.2 cm. At right stand two other New York editors friendly to the Republican cause, Henry J. Raymond of the "New York Times" (a short, bearded man holding an ax) and James Watson Webb of the New York "Courier and Enquirer." In the cartoon Benton (center) throws open his coat and defiantly states, "Get out of the way, and let the assassin fire! Anthony BurnsAn 1855 portrait of the fugitive slave Anthony Burns, whose arrest and trial under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 touched off riots and protests by abolitionists and citizens of Boston in the spring of 1854. 1. In the background Vice President Fillmore, presiding, wields his gavel and calls for order. One legislator on the left sings, "How much do you weigh? Growing antislavery sentiment in the North coincided with increased resentment by southern congressmen of such discussion as meddlesome and insulting to their constituencies. Feature in another illustration in this collect titled, "An Heir to the Throne, or the Next Republican Candidate. Second Southerner: "I think our Visitors will tell a different Story when they return to the North, the thoughts of this Union being dissolved is to [sic] dreadful a thing to be contemplated, but we must stand up for our rights let the consequence be as it may." "Effects of the Fugitive-Slave-Law.An 1850 lithograph displaying an impassioned condemnation of the Fugitive Slave Act passed by Congress in September 1850, which increased federal and free-state responsibility for the recovery of fugitive slaves. But proslavery supporters also drew transatlantic comparisons. You will first look at one of the most famous cartoons from the period called “Worse than Slavery” from Harper’s Weekly drawn by the most famous political cartoonist in U.S. history, Thomas Nast. In the background stands William H. Seward, holding a wailing black infant. (image) | A crudely drawn satire bitterly attacking Democratic presidential candidate Franklin Pierce and appealing to the "Freemen of America." The Copper Plate from which the above picture has just been engraved, was found many years... 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 24.8 x 38.1 cm. A High Court of the Admiralty jury found him not guilty. Lincoln calls to two freedmen who follow him, "Go back to your master, dont think you are free because you are emancipated," but they implore, "Fadderrrr Abrum" and "Take us to your Bussum." In the center of the picture is a flagstaff bearing an American flag inscribed "Buchanan & Breckenridge. This dismal picture of the lives of the working class in manufacturing towns comes from Chapter V, Book Second, of Edward Lytton Bulwer's "England and the English," first published in 1833. In the right foreground two barefoot youths converse. Massa Taylor like fighting better then him dinner." A Northern bias is expressed on both issues. At top right, next to the U.S. Capitol, a group of black youths in striped outfits dance and tumble about.Congressional Scales. The print shows an enraged Brooks (right) standing over the seated Sumner in the Senate chamber, about to land on him a heavy blow of his cane. Photo, Print, Drawing. 7 Hell Gate." Wise]." Beneath the print's title "The Chicago Platform" is a subheading "Union Failures" above a cannon flanked by tattered American flags. A torn sheet marked "National Bank" lies at his feet. In the office of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, the young Brown emerges from a crate as several figures, including Frederick Douglass (holding a claw hammer at left) look on. The Democratic carriage pulls ahead in the race, heading toward a cheering crowd and a series of floral arches held by young maidens. The first, kneeling and wiping a pistol, says, "By golly! One of them remarks, "I go for the Good old times! He lifts his spoon from the plate and finds in it a kneeling black man,... 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 31.3 x 34.2 cm. To the right two black youths polish Taylor's weapons. At far left Burnside, who holds a flaming torch, is being choked by a snake representing Vallandigham. The young daughter plays with a lean greyhound which stands before them. Chased By Copper-Heads  An 1863 anti-Lincoln satire, showing the Republican incumbent and his supporters menaced by giant "Copperheads" (Peace Democrats). A lesser portion of this collection includes illustrations from books and magazines.Each image on the disc has its own description page. . Abraham Lincoln displays his Emancipation Proclamation to a group of black men and women. Its wheels are blocked by a large stone "Killing Taxation" and a skeleton. The artist, certainly E.W. The tree of liberty. Copyrighting works such as prints and pamphlets under the name of the subject (here Anthony Burns) was a common abolitionist practice. Part C: Response The "Black Codes" supported the point of view expressed in the cartoon. wholesome, Fine and Imprisonment!" Kimber's Treatment of a Young Negro girl of 15 for Her Virjen (sic) Modesty.A 1792 British etching. The above image has a racial epithet obscured. His followers are the "Abolition Martyrs" (far left), who have been tarred-and-feathered for their activism.Scene in Uncle Sam's Senate. I have no arm's! The vignettes are as follows: 1. the "House," showing the door to a slave pen; 2. bales of cotton, "By rebels call'd king;" 3. slaves at work picking cotton, "field-chattels that made cotton king;" 4. slave families despondently awaiting auction; 5. slave auctioneer, "the thing by some call'd a man;" 6. slave shackles; 7. slave merchants; 8. a slave breeder negotiating in an interior with a slave merchant; on the wall appear portraits of Jefferson Davis and Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard; 9. a cat-o-nine-tails; 10. a slave driver flogging a bound female slave; 11. The latter rises from the fire under the pot, commending them, "Well done, good and faithful servants! Prominent antislavery advocate William Lloyd Garrison leads the third group. Greeley says, "Now caper about on your rail Abraham, while I play the Slieve gammon polka.' Drawn are three huge copperheads pursuing Lincoln, who tears a piece of paper "Constitution & the Union as it was." In contrast to the Democratic vehicle, the Republican wagon has stalled before a pile of rocks and a cemetery strewn with bones representing "100,000,000 White Lives, the Price of (RACIAL EPITHET) Freedom!" The Copper Plate from which the above picture has just been engraved, was found many years ago by workmen engaged in removing the ruins of Anti-Slavery Hall, in Philadelphia, which was burned by a mob in... 1 print : engraving on wove paper ; 10 x 17 cm (plate) + 1 page of letterpress text. (image) | The artist attacks abolitionist, Free Soil, and other sectionalist interests of 1850 as dangers to the Union. Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.8 x 37 cm. Fires rage in the background. In the political cartoon the African American depicted (image) | An impassioned condemnation of the Fugitive Slave Act passed by Congress in September 1850, which increased federal and free-state responsibility for the recovery of fugitive slaves. Date: 1882. Whack fol de rol!" (image) | The opposition of Northern abolitionists, churchmen, and political figures to enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 is criticized in this rare pro-Southern cartoon. He shall dwell with thee. Bowing to Vallandigham's widespread public support, Lincoln reduced the severity of his sentence from imprisonment to banishment behind Confederate lines. Wilmot: "Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! (image) | A mild reproof of Zachary Taylor's evasion of the slavery question in the campaign of 1848. Foote, restrained from behind by South Carolina's Andrew Pickens Butler and calmed by Daniel Stevens Dickinson of New York (to whom he later handed over the pistol), still aims his weapon at Benton saying, "I only meant to defend myself!" Illustrations with more complex political content or arcane references have a more in-depth description included, such as shown with the sample images at the bottom of this page.The subject matter of these political cartoons includes slavery and key events and figures in the mid-19th century abolitionist and anti-abolitionist movement. The poster specifically characterizes Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer's platform as "for the White Man," and his opponent James White Geary's platform as, "for the Negro." Specific reference here is to the Navy's blockade of one such expeditionary force, which assembled on Round Island under Colonel G. W. White in early September... 1 print : lithograph with watercolor, on wove paper ; 27 x 39.2 cm. The Massacre at New OrleansA 1867 Thomas Nast painting showing President Andrew Johnson "as a king, crowned and in velvet and ermine. (image) | A severe split within the Whig ranks, between partisans of Henry Clay and those of Zachary Taylor, preceded the party's convention in June 1848. In addition to the 174 illustrations described below, are three digitalized volumes, containing and covering civil war illustrations: Ye Book of Copperheads - 34 Pages (1863), American Caricatures Pertaining to the Civil War - 180 Pages (1918), and except from "Sketches from the Civil war in North America, 1861, '62, '63 (1917), containing secret confederate illustrations.SLAVERY POLITICAL CARTOONS 1789 - 1880LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HOLDINGSThese 174 illustrations contain political satires, caricatures, and allegories. Constitution itself has been Disregarded. offer political opinions on a country 's most pressing issues ignorantly enslaved! 'S hat cries, `` for success to the U.S. Capitol and is ``! 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