Parody of a Treasury Note

This mock bank note was created to parody the often worthless fractional currencies or "shinplasters" issued by banks, businesses, and the government in lieu of coins during the economic and bank crisis of 1837. It attacks President Martin Van Buren for following the hard money policies of former president Andrew Jackson. The lithographed treasury note features caricatures of Van Buren, Jackson, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Calhoun.

Date:
1837
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
8.047
Height:
1461px
Width:
2588px
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