President Andrew JACKSON (1767-1845). Jackson Democrats
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President Andrew JACKSON (1767-1845).
Jackson Democrats Read This. An Extract from the Farewell Address of President Jackson in 1837. [No place: no date, but 1837 according to the Library of Congress]. Small broadside (8 ½ x 5 1/4 in; 216 x 134mm). Condition: one small hole (no loss of text), old folds, early ink notes and minor signs of old adhesive to verso, but generally excellent.
Very rare – a broadside for our time: “What have you to gain by division and dissension?” Andrew Jackson warns of the dangers of secession. The Library of Congress (OCLC # rbpe23101900) example looks to be identical with the present example and is assigned a ‘Created/Published/ date of 1837’. I am not sure if this is correct – the present example was in an album surrounded by ephemera and other printed material dating from the 1870s rather than the 1830s, and the typography and typefaces are more in tune with the former decade than the latter? In any event, this fragile and ephemeral broadside seems to be very rare.