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A foot-race

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A satire of the 1824 presidential election showing the candidates; John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay engaged in a foot race to win the presidency. The comments of the cheering spectators - a ragged Irishman, a Westerner, a Frenchman, former President John Adams, and two African-Americans - reflect the sectional and partisan politics of the election.; Artist and publication date supplied by Reilly.; Johnston, known as "the American Cruikshank" was a respected comic illustrator, engraver, and lithographer.

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Library Company of Philadelphia

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PA Digital