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Library of Congress
Second Distribution Description
American Political Prints (1776-1876)
750 items, approximately
- Digital formats
TIFF, JPEG and GIF (thumbnail) images; USMARC catalog; HTML texts; all materials available by mid-to-late 1995.
- LC Division
Prints and Photographs Division (some originals are in the Rare Book and Music Divisons)
American political and social issues of the period 1766-1876 figure prominently in this collection of individually issued prints, broadsides and illustrated music covers. These works pertain to such topics as presidential campaigns, slavery, corruption in the national and local government, and the American Civil War. They represent the bulk of LC holdings of this type of material. Included are lithographs, woodcuts, engravings, etchings and other graphic media.
All works are in the public domain
American wit and humor, Prints-American, United States-Politics and government-Caricatures and cartoons
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