By: W.J. Edwards
Date: 1856 (circa)
Dimensions: 9 x 6 inches
A fine engraved print portrait of John V. Calhoun, an American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina who served in many important positions including the seventh vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832.
Below the portrait a vignette features attack by a British warship on an American ship, the Chesapeake, off the coast of Virginia. In what would become his mission to stop the blockade and attacks on the American ships and economy, Calhoun was one of the first to call for a Second War for Independence against Britain and their continued tyranny over America. Below this image is a printed rendering of his autograph.
Calhoun is remembered for strongly defending slavery and for advancing the concept of minority states' rights in politics. He did this in the context of protecting the interests of the white South when its residents were outnumbered by Northerners.
Condition: Fine with a small rust spot in the scrollwork border and 3 small pinholes along edge of page.
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