"Animal Magnetism"

This pro-Whig political cartoon depicts President Martin Van Buren being hypnotized by former president Andrew Jackson into continuing his monetary and independent treasury policies. Van Buren has a vision of his own defeat in the upcoming 1840 presidential election. Treasury Secretary Levi Woodbury (arms crossed), Postmaster General Amos Kendall, and Globe newspaper editor Francis Preston Blair (far right) observe.

Date:
1839
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
8.043
Height:
1788px
Width:
2675px
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