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An army of bloodhounds
Detail from the cartoon, "The New Era or the Effects of a Standing Army."  Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-91424.
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Cartoon History of the Bloodhounds

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The New Era or the Effects of a Standing Army

Bloodhounds are minor but memorable characters in this 1840 lithograph vilifying the Van Buren administration for its efforts to reform the militia system by instituting a system of military reserves. Soldiers carry off a civilian at bayonet point, warning him that the days of his constitutional rights are over. In the background, bloodhounds receive instruction from a drill sergeant, recalling events in Florida.

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Sources: Lithograph by Napoleon Sarony / Henry R. Robinson, printed and published by Robinson in 1840. See the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog to find a complete transcription of the dialogue accompanying this lithograph.
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 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion


Cartoon history of the Bloodhounds:

Detail of a Bloodhound

spacer dot Hounds at attention
spacer dot Hounds in a harem
spacer dot Army of hounds
spacer dot Hounding Taylor
spacer dot Hunting Indians
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