Two 19th-Century Political Broadsides Added to Collection
In October, The Hermitage received a donation of two 19th-century political broadsides from Richard Baiter of Washington. The donation, facilitated by Baiter’s nephew, Sandy McNair, was made in memory of the late Barbara Dumont Baiter, in whose possession the broadsides were found.
The broadsides, A Mirror for Politicians and An Account of Some of the Bloody Deeds of General Jackson (also known as the coffin handbill), are from the 1828 presidential campaign and are staunchly anti-Jackson. A Mirror for Politicians is particularly rare and is a new addition to the permanent collection at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.