1840 Political Cartoons



In anticipation of our upcoming episode on Party Politics in 1840, I wanted to share the following political cartoons found on the HarpWeek website with this series of images courtesy of the Library of Congress. There are tons more, but these were just a few of the more interesting ones in my opinion (Seriously, Van Buren being chased by an alligator and a buffalo? It doesn’t get much better than that.). More information on each can be found by clicking on the image.

I promise, I did try to find some anti-Harrison ones, but they were few and far between in this collection. I did find this broadsheet which does illustrate some of the charges used against Harrison:


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