Political Campaign Transformation Card Depicting Van Buren...
by Van Buren, Martin
1836. A Wonderful Piece of Ephemera From the Presidential Election of 1836 Depicting Martin Van Buren [Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)]. [Political Campaign Transformation Card Depicting Van Buren and an "Ugly Mug" William Henry Harrison]. N.p., . 4" x 3-1/4" color lithograph mechanical paper slide card. Light soiling, faint dampstaining to outer edges, colors vivid. A well-preserved item. * The card depicts a smiling Van Buren. He has a glass in his hand with the initials MVB. The caption below reads, "A Beautiful Goblet of White House Champagne." When the card is moved his face is transformed into a frown. His glass is replaced with one initialed WHH. The caption reads: "An Ugly Mug of Log-Cabin Hard Cider." Issued by Harrison supporters, the card depicts Van Buren as an out-of-touch elitist who would not advance the cause of Jacksonian democracy, embodied by the farmers, artisans and laborers of the West and South and who drink hard cider. (Inventory #: 65723)
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