"Going Up Salt River"

This is a rare pro-Van Buren political cartoon from the 1840 presidential election. It satirizes the exploitation of William Henry Harrison by the Whig political party. Harrison's face is on the head of a donkey with a barrel of hard cider tied to his tail walking up Salt River. (Salt River was a slang term for political failure.) He is carrying politicians Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Henry A. Wise on his back. Martin Van Buren stands on the banks of the river waving good-bye and saying "Gentleman, I wish you a quick voyage, take care you dont spill your valuable cargo!"

Date:
1840
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
9.110
Height:
1831px
Width:
2529px
download hi-res watermarked image
Related Categories:

All Licensed images are available for download as jpeg files at 300 dpi of original size.

If your project requires an image at higher resolution, please contact us (be sure to include item number). Custom requests may require an additional charge.