In this 1840 satire on the Van Buren administration,
Secretary of War Joel Poinsett presents a stand of colors to
his loyal soldiers, the bloodhounds. Says Poinsett:
"I congratulate you on your promotion, from the base & inglorious pursuit of animals, in an uncivilized region like Cuba, to the noble task of hunting
'men' in our Christian country! our administration has been reproached for the expense of the Florida war, so we have determined now to prosecute it, in a way that's
Editor Francis Preston Blair, a frequent
apologist for the Jacksonians, kneels before the dogs assuring
them that they will "prove like myself good collar men
in the cause."
Lithograph signed "Bow Wow-Wow," attributed to
Napoleon Sarony / Henry R. Robinson, printed and published by
Robinson in 1840.
See the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs to find a complete transcription of
the dialogue accompanying this lithograph.
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