"Democratic Simplicity, or the Arrival of Our Favourite Son"
This political cartoon, from the 1840 election, attacks Martin Van Buren, the alleged excesses of his personal life, and his preference for foreign goods. His political advisors, the newspaper editors Frances Preston Blair and Amos Kendall, ride with him in a luxurious British carriage past New York City's Tammany Hall. His radical New York Democratic supporters, the Loco Focos, cheer him on.
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