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Political Cartoon from "The Old Northwest: Pioneer Period 1815-1840" by Roscoe Carlyle Buley
The cartoon is of a counterfeit fifty cent paper bill that "...promise[s] to pay Thomas H. Benton (senator from Missouri), or bearer, fifty cents in counterfeit caricatures..." and is signed by H. R. Robinson and Uncle Sam. Three figures, Andrew Jackson (riding a pig), a man in a hat referred to as an expunger (riding a donkey), and Martin Van Buren (riding a wolf), are racing to the United States Treasury Building. Van Buren travels a low road while Jackson and the expunger travel a high road. Two men are waiting at the Treasury watching Van Buren and wondering which course he will take. At the very bottom it says "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by H. R. Robinson, in the Clerk's Office of the District of the United States, of the Southern District of New York." The cartoon is in reaction to the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837.
1946 April 6
Kodak - Safety 16
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