Akin, James (c. 1773-1846) The Pedlar and his Pack or the Desperate Effort, an Over Balance.
Akin, James (c. 1773-1846) The Pedlar and his Pack or the Desperate Effort, an Over Balance. Philadelphia, 1828.
Broadside cartoon, etched and hand-colored, matted, slight marginal edge discoloration, 11 1/4 x 17 1/2 in.
This political cartoon documents a vicious mud-slinging campaign against Andrew Jackson that occurred in the press during the 1828 Presidential race. A Philadelphia publisher named John Binns distributed anti-Jackson propaganda called "coffin hand-bills" which seemingly only succeeded in damaging Binns's own reputation. In this cartoon, Binns is crushed under his own coffins, with Adams and Clay riding on his shoulders as well.
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