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Whitley, T. W. (Thomas W.)

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Cartoon predicting the dire consequences to follow President Jackson's withdrawal of federal funds from the Bank of the United States. Depicts a riot in which Supreme Court Justice John Marshall warns that "the day of retribution is at hand" as anti-bank fiscal advisors Whitney and Ellicott pull down a statute of justice from a pedestal labeled "Constitution"; dogs with human heads symbolizing the "collar presses" run away; newspapers supportive of Jackson flee; Jackson escapes on the back of "Jack Downing" cursing Postmaster General Kendall; Clay gloats to Webster and Calhoun, "Behold Senators the fullfillment of my predictions"; an angry mob demands the recharter of the bank; a Jewish banker undercuts a sailor, and two African Americans predict freedom and the ascension to the throne of abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.; T.W. Whitley alias Sir Joshua invt..; Whitley was a mid-19th-century New York landscape and figure painter who also wrote about art and drama for the New York Herald.

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