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"The Democratic Convention, New York, July 9th, 1868, Decline A.J. With Thanks"

Topic:
Johnson's Candidacy
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
July 25, 1868, p. 480
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The 19th-century witnessed renewed interest in the works of William Shakespeare, and his major plays and characters were known to most Americans. Here, Nast portrays Johnson as Shakespeare's beleaguered Richard III demanding another horse after breaking his Republican and Democratic hobbyhorses. The medallion around King Andy's neck contains an image of a dead duck. The president had derided his journalistic critics as "dead ducks," but Nast seized upon the term to ridicule the president's lack of political clout. The hobbyhorse in the left-background is labeled "Conservative."
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