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Background imagePolitics Collection: Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed corruption

Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed corruption
" Who stole the peoples money? Twas him" cartoon about Tammany Hall scandal, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imagePolitics Collection: Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s

Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas Free Soil " peace convention" at Fort Scott, Kansas, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: President Tafts antitrust policies cartooned, 1911

President Tafts antitrust policies cartooned, 1911
Cartoon about antitrust actions of Attorney General Wickersham and President Taft, 1911. Digitally colored woodcut

Background imagePolitics Collection: Passage of the 13th Amendment ending slavery, 1865

Passage of the 13th Amendment ending slavery, 1865
Celebration of the enactment of the 13th Amendment in the House of Representatives, ending slavery, 1865. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s

Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas poster calling for homesteaders to rally under pro-slavery governor Charles Robinson, 1850s. Printed color reproduction of a document

Background imagePolitics Collection: Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate

Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate
Henry Clay arguing in the US Senate for the Compromise of 1850 to avert civil war. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imagePolitics Collection: Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution

Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution
Franklin, Hamilton, and others discussing the framing of the US Constitution at a tea party in Philadelphia, 1787. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: BUSN2A-00194

BUSN2A-00194
Dynamite bomb exploding among police ranks during the Haymarket Square riot in Chicago, 1886. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807

Cartoon protesting Jeffersons trade embargo, 1807
Cartoon protesting the Embargo Act passed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Thomas Nast cartoon about government corruption, 1877

Thomas Nast cartoon about government corruption, 1877
To the victor belong the spoils, a satire on civil service, showing Andrew Jackson statue riding a hog, 1877. Hand-colored woodcut of a Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00147

PPRE2A-00147
Cartoon of President Theodore Roosevelt as a muckraker cleaning up the meat scandal. Hand-colored halftone of a 20th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00146

PPRE2A-00146
Cartoon showing President Andrew Jackson as King Andrew the First. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: President Taft and Senator La Follette cartoon, 1911

President Taft and Senator La Follette cartoon, 1911
Cartoon of President Taft sharing the stage with Senator La Follette, 1911. Hand-colored woodcut of a 1911 illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PART2A-00045

PART2A-00045
" To the victor belong the spoils" - Thomas Nast cartoon about Boss Tweed, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: US after the Missouri Compromise, 1820

US after the Missouri Compromise, 1820
Slave and free territories in the United States after the Missouri Compromise Act, 1820. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Colonial town meeting

Colonial town meeting
Town meeting arguments in colonial America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: US Senate in session, late 1800s

US Senate in session, late 1800s
U.S. Senate debating legislation in the late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Credit Mobilier cartoon during the Grant Administration, 1873

Credit Mobilier cartoon during the Grant Administration, 1873
" Injured innocents" cartoon about participants in the Credit Mobilier scandal. 1873. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Star Route scandal cartoon, 1881

Star Route scandal cartoon, 1881
Cartoon of a postmaster in the Star Route mail fraud scheme, 1881. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imagePolitics Collection: US Congressmen fighting over an issue, early 1800s

US Congressmen fighting over an issue, early 1800s
A fight between US Congressmen who disagree, early 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Progressive Movement cartoon, early 1900s

Progressive Movement cartoon, early 1900s
Progressive Republicans join old-fashioned Democrats to suprise Uncle Sam, early 1900s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 20th-century iluustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Brennan Society picnic, New York City, 1800s

Brennan Society picnic, New York City, 1800s
Ox-roasting at the Brennan Societys picnic, Lion Park, New York City, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Senator Blanche K. Bruce

Senator Blanche K. Bruce
Blanche K. Bruce, first African-American to serve a full term as US Senator. Digitally colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction

Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction
Reconstructed South Carolina legislature, including African-American delegates, passing an appropriations bill, 1873. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Constitutional Convention, 1787

Constitutional Convention, 1787
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00078

PPRE2A-00078
Citizen addressing " Old Hickory" during Andrew Jacksons Presidential campaign, 1820s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00205

PPRE2A-00205
James Garfield cheered as he arrives by train in Cleveland after his nomination for President, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00236

PPRE2A-00236
Rough Rider Theodore Roosevelt portrayed as a possible Vice-Presidential nominee, 1900. Color lithograph of an illustration by W. A. Rogers

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00207

PPRE2A-00207
Nomination of Benjamin Harrison as the Republican candidate for US President, Chicago, 1888. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Presidential candidate James Garfield defending former slaves

Presidential candidate James Garfield defending former slaves
Presidential candidate James Garfield as " the friend of the freedman, " 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00010

PPRE2A-00010
Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, campaigning for office of US Senator from Illinois, 1858. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00011

PPRE2A-00011
President-Elect Andrew Jackson making a speech at a stage stop on his way to Washington, 1828. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00060

PPRE2A-00060
John Quincy Adams in Congress defending the right of petition. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Cartoon of Benjamin Harrisons presidential candidacy

Cartoon of Benjamin Harrisons presidential candidacy
Benjamin Harrison as a Republican elephant breaking away with the nomination, 1888. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century W.A. Rogers illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PREV2A-00052

PREV2A-00052
Title page of " The Federalist, " 1788, urging ratification of the new U.S. Constitution. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imagePolitics Collection: PVPR2A-00009

PVPR2A-00009
The original Gerrymander - Massachusetts towns formed into a salamander-shaped district. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Benjamin Harrison nominated for president in Chicago, 1888

Benjamin Harrison nominated for president in Chicago, 1888
Republican Convention nominating Benjamin Harrison in the Auditorium, Chicago, 1888. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: James A. Gafield nominated for president, 1880

James A. Gafield nominated for president, 1880
Nomination of James Garfield at the Republican Convention, Chicago, 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Election-day campaigning, 1870s

Election-day campaigning, 1870s
Candidate visiting the polls on election day, 1870s, USA. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Communist demonstration broken up by New York police

Communist demonstration broken up by New York police
Communist workers driven from a demonstration in Tompkins Square by mounted police, New York City, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: HOUS2A-00047

HOUS2A-00047
Coffee-house orator in London, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19t9h-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Voting rights cut away from a black Sampson, 1868

Voting rights cut away from a black Sampson, 1868
Southern Delilah cutting voting rights from a black Samson, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imagePolitics Collection: Reconstruction Committee meeting in Washington

Reconstruction Committee meeting in Washington
Joint House and Senate Reconstruction Committee, creators of the 14th Amendment, under Chairman Fessenden. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PPRE2A-00080

PPRE2A-00080
Lincoln-Douglas debate at Galesburg, Illinois, 1858. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: EVRV2A-00119

EVRV2A-00119
Effigy of a Stamp Act official hung by protesting colonials, 1765. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: EVRV2A-00117

EVRV2A-00117
Protest in New York City by colonists opposing the Stamp Act 1765. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: PREV2A-00076

PREV2A-00076
Patrick Henry making a speech to the Virginia Assembly. Hand colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePolitics Collection: Grover Cleveland at a banquet, 1889

Grover Cleveland at a banquet, 1889
Former president Grover Cleveland speaking at a banquet, 1889. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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