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Andrew Jackson: Anti-Jackson "House that Jack Built" Cartoon.

Andrew Jackson: Anti-Jackson "House that Jack Built" Cartoon.

This 20" x 14" hand-colored lithographed cartoon is based on the popular nursery rhyme "The House That Jack Built." It was probably published prior to the 1832 veto of the bank charter, as the rats of "The Kitchen Cabinet" are eating the malt ("Public deposits"). William Duane, Martin Van Buren, and Francis P. Blair are the Cabinet members shown. Jackson is shown as a watch dog of the public treasury. Below him, a wild boar chews up the Constitution and a banner reads "Havoc, spoil & ruin are my gain." The Senate is seen as the Bulwark of the country. Major Jack Downing is seen in the guise of a rooster carrying a flag reading "Jackson & Glory." Outside of two minor edge tears, it is in excellent condition. No doubt extremely rare, it has size, color, and great historical content. Estimate $1200-1500. Included in Heritage Auctions’ Americana & Political Auction #6066, Lot 38056, November 30, 2011, in Dallas.

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Comment by Michael Riley on December 1, 2011 at 1:44pm

Sold for $1075.50

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