Item Details

A Locofoco Before and After the Late Election: Hurra for Cass!/What! Old Zack Elected!

published by D.C. Johnston
Format
Visual Materials
Published
[Boston : [Publisher not identified], [1848]
Language
English
Summary
Subject: Political satire depicting a bust-length caricature of a disreputable character who represents a Locofoco, a supporter of Lewis Cass, the Democratic nominee, in the 1848 presidential race, which was won by Zachary Taylor. The primary image is engraved on a sheet of paper which is folded to form an envelope. The eye sockets and mouth and chin of the caricature are cut out as is a rectangle beneath the words to reveal a drawing on a second sheet of paper enclosed within the envelope. This sheet ends in a paper tab which extends beyond the envelope. When the tab is pulled the Locofoco's expression changes. In one position he is shown grinning, and the words "Hurra for Cass!" appear in the rectangle. In the other position he is shown rolling his eyes and biting his lip, and the words "What! Old Zack elected!" appear in the rectangle. The word "pull" is engraved on the tab.
Description
1 print : engraving, hand-colored ; image 6.8 x 6.8 cm, sheet 15.3 x 7.3 cm
Notes
Johnston used the same caricature to represent the supporters of several causes. The Locofoco also appears as Jonathan Soaker, a Buchan=eer, and a Fremonter.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection. McGregor Endowment Fund, 2017/2018.
Technical Details
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