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BROADSIDE) Robinson, H[enry]. R.
The Funeral of Old Tammany
H. R. Robinson, New York, 1836. Printed broadside showing a funeral procession with the hearse in the lead being driven by the editor of the Courier and Enquirer. Image area is approx. 19 1/4" l x 11 1/4", in 27 1/4" x 15 3/4" frame. the funeral of old tammany. Among the mourners are also the editors for The Times and The Truth Teller. From various of the mourners are inscriptions inside balloons. To the right in the background is a view of Tammany Hall with a flag at half mast. Printed under the title is "This mournful ceremony took place in the City of New York on the 10th day of November 1836. The lamented individual had been long subject to a vast complication of disorders, whic[h] though combatted with great skill and perseverance by, Doctors, Humbug, Monopoly & Office, at last carried him off. The symptoms became extremely alarming on the 7th and th[e] danger continued to encrease 'till the evening of the 10th, when OLD TAMMANY gave up the ghost. A vast concourse of people followed the corpse to the grave, composed of all the office holders in the State, all the [p]ossessors of exclusive priveliges, and the members of the New York Regency. A funeral oration was delivered by the District Attorney, and a funeral dirge sung by Signor Garry Gilbertini." The comments of the mourners include a fireman in the background asking "Who killed Old Tammany?" Another fireman beside him answers "James Gulick." This is a reference to the excitement of the election of Tammany opponent James Gulick, deposed Chief of the Fire Department, to the office of Register. Relatively little is k … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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