Satire on the public conflict between Andrew Jackson and Nicholas Biddle over the future of the Bank of the United States, and the former's campaign to destroy it. The print is sympathetic to Jackson, portraying him as the champion of the common man against the moneyed interests of the Bank. In the center Biddle (left) and Jackson square off. An obese woman, Mother Bank, holding a bottle of port stands beside Biddle. Behind her are Biddle supporters Daniel Webster and Henry Clay.
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Caption on item: This celebrated fight took place at Washington in 1834, . . . Several long and severe rounds were fought, and from the immense sums bet, many of the fancy were losers to a large amount Old Mother B. is said to have backed her champion to the tune of more than $150,000--Nick's weight of metal was superior as well as his science, but neither were sufficient for the pluck and wind of Hickory, who shewed his through training and sound condition so effectually that in the last round Nick was unable to come to time and gave in.