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Detail from the cartoon, "The Day after the Fair."  Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-89726.
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Cartoon History of the Bloodhounds

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The Day after the Fair

The hounds became a fixture in cartoon representations of Zachary Taylor. Here, presidential candidate Taylor is pursued by bloodhounds in this 1848 pro-Democratic satire predicting that the Whig candidate will lose the upcoming election. Recalling the dogs' place of origin, a nervous Taylor exclaims, "When Cuba is Annexed I hope these Foreigners will no longer be imported to annoy the 'Natives' in this way."

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Sources: Lithograph signed with initials "W. J. C.," attributed to Henry R. Robinson, published by Robinson in 1848. See the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog to find a complete transcription of the dialogue accompanying this lithograph.
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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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