Brown Jr., E.  "Daniel Webster Addressing the U.S. Senate On The Compromise Measures, March 7, 1850"

Brown Jr., E. "Daniel Webster Addressing the U.S. Senate On The Compromise Measures, March 7, 1850"

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E. Brown Jr.  "Daniel Webster Addressing the U.S. Senate On The Compromise Measures, March 7th 1850". 

 New York: R. Van Dien, 1856. 21 3/4 x 29 3/8. Lithograph. Printed by G.W. Lewis. Some chipping & repaired tears. Overall, very good condition. With printed key to the figures.     

This print commemorates Daniel Webster's address to the Senate suggesting a compromise designed to lessen the tension between the North and South over the slavery issue. Webster, an ardent opponent of slavery, foresaw that if a compromise were not reached, the South might try to secede from the Union. Unfortunately, his Northern supporters were critical of his stand; the abolitionists were particularly furious. This print, showing Webster addressing the Senate, is a fascinating historical document that wonderfully depicts the interior of the Senate Chamber. The Senators are shown at their seats and the fact that each face is drawn so accurately--making each man easily identifiable--suggests that the portraits were taken from photographs.