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Object Name Cartoon
Title Cartoon, "Judge Breaking"
Catalog Number 1986.21
Date c. 1825
Material(s) Warercolor on paper;
Dimensions H-8.75 W-11 inches
Description Watercolor on paper; cartoon, "Judge Breaking"; ink on paper with watercolor wash; brawl in courtroom with judges on dais fighting off attackers from below; caption below, JUDGE BREAKING/With many a stiff thwack, many a bang/Hard crab tree and old iron rang/(signed) Judibras"; marked lower left bottom margin, "Hannibal Scratchi". The cartoon refers to Kentucky's "Old Court/New Court" controversy.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Old Court
New Court
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS