"Grand Virginia Reel & Scamperdown at the White House, Washington"

This political cartoon satirizes President Andrew Jackson's conflict with King Louis Philippe over French reparations due the United States under the Treaty of 1831. Jackson is dancing with a sack of 25 million francs (the amount owed by France) while Louis Philippe has fallen. Vice President Martin Van Buren is shown playing the fiddle and the cabinet is the orchestra. The audience consists of various foreign nobility and heads of state. The lithograph is by Edward Williams Clay.

Date:
1836
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
7.105
Height:
1344px
Width:
2591px
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