Balloting for president.
NamesSmyth (Wood engraver)
Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection
New York City -- Elections -- 1899 & Earlier
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1844-11-30
Library locationsThe Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture CollectionShelf locator: PC NEW YC-Ele-18
TopicsPolitical elections -- New York (State) -- New York -- To 1899Voting -- New York (State) -- New YorkPresidential elections -- 1840-1849BallotsClerks
NotesSource identifier: ILN (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)Content: Inside a polling place: "The voter quietly takes his place in the stream; and, in his turn, finds himself in front of a table or long desk, on which are two small mahogany or green boxes of various shapes, long or square; generally about a foot square, with a little aperture on the top, to receive the folded tickets, and respectively marked S. and E.--S.--State Governor, Members of Assembly, and E. Electors, who are respectively pledged to elect--the Democratic or Whig candidate--President of the United States. Behind the table are two inspectors--one of each party--well-known and reputable citizens, chosen by the mayor. To either of these gentlemen, the voter presents his two folded tickets; giving, at the same time, his name and residence. These the inspector repeats in a loud voice to the crowded room--waits a second or two--and then deposits both tickets into their respective boxes; and the voter retires by an opposite door to that he entered by. This is the usual mode, and all that is necessary; the person and politics of the great mass of voters in each ward being sufficiently well-known to the challengers of both parties, and immediately written down in their betting books by two or three persons stationed near the table--under the head of Whig, Democratic, or Doubtful--so that, by dividing the doubtful in half, a pretty near guess can be arrived at."--from source periodical
Physical DescriptionWood engravingsExtent: 12 x 14 cm. (4 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersDynix: 1615236NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17095060Barcode: 33333159154331Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e259e330-c55c-012f-434c-58d385a7bc34
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