Mechanical political cartoon card of Martin Van Buren, published during the 1840 presidential campaign. Mechanical Cards, Martin Van Buren, Hard Cider.

Mechanical political cartoon card of Martin Van Buren, published during the 1840 presidential campaign.

[N. p. n. p., 1840]. Colored lithograph portrait of Van Buren, approx. 5 x 3 inches plus moveable printed tab. Some light soiling around the corners and edges, a few small splashes to the blank verso; in very good condition. Item #18963

A handsome moveable piece of political ephemera: a smiling Van Buren holds a cup that, when captioned “A beautiful goblet of White-House champagne,” bears the initials “M.V.B.” Upon sliding the tab, the caption reads “An Ugly Mug of Hard Cider,” and Van Buren’s “mug” indeed transforms to an eye-rolling grimace and his cup now bears the initials “W.H.H.”.

Price: $400.00

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