Log Cabin Politicians

Description (Brief)
Hand colored lithograph by John Townsend Bowen (1801-ca 1856) refers to the log cabin campaign of William Henry Harrison. It is one of many that depicts several men drinking, smoking, and presumably discussing politics. Issued in 1841, shortly after the election, the print was published in Philadelphia by G. W. Burgess & Co., and painted by William Hall. The men are in front of a building labeled the "Harrison Hotel," with a sign indicating L. Stilman as proprietor. Signs on the hotel indicate a meeting for Van Buren and election broadsides for William Henry Harrison, President and John Tyler, Vice President. The hotel is clearly not a log cabin.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1841
publisher
G. W. Burgess and Company
maker
Bowen, John T.
artist
Hall, William
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
image: 14 1/2 in x 19 3/4 in; 36.83 cm x 50.165 cm
overall: 18 in x 22 1/2 in; 45.72 cm x 57.15 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2409
catalog number
60.2409
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Horses
Drinking
Chronology: 1840-1849
Costume
Pets
Architecture, Domestic Buildings
Horseback Riding
Architecture, Commercial Buildings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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