[N. p. n. p., 1840]. Copper engraved portrait of Van Buren with hand coloring, 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 smilling Van Buren caricature by David Claypool Johnston 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.”.