Whig party supporters poked fun at Democratic President Martin Van Buren with this campaign novelty. The aristocratic-looking Van Buren appears to enjoy "White House champagne," but when the tab is pulled he cannot handle "log cabin hard cider"-- a drink associated with his opponent William Henry Harrison and the common man. The Whigs' portrayal of the incumbent as snobbish and uncaring helped elect Harrison.
Hand-colored copperplate etching. A movable card with two captions. A "metamorphosis" caricature of President Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) equipped with a pull-tab to indicate his reaction to the prospect of his defeat at the hands of Williams Henry Harrison (1773-1841).