"On the Way to Araby"

This political cartoon mocks President Andrew Jackson's battle against the Bank of the United States. Martin Van Buren is shown trying to ride Jackson's coattails to the presidency. At the right is Nicholas Biddle, president of the bank, who is holding a devil's mask with the bank's new charter from the Pennsylvania legislature.

Date:
1836
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
7.120
Height:
1888px
Width:
2624px
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