"Congressional Scales, A True Balance"

This political cartoon is a satire on President Zachary Taylor's attempts to balance Southern and Northern interests on the question of slavery in 1850. Taylor stands on top of a pair of scales with a weight in each hand. The weight in his left hand is labeled "Southern rights"; the weight in his right hand is labeled "Wilmot Proviso." This lithograph was engraved and published by Nathaniel Currier.

Date:
1850
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
12.103
Height:
2661px
Width:
1976px
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