Figure Head of Jackson
by Frederick A. Canfield | NJHS 1922 | 3pp | PDF 106K | $1.00 | C6
Circumstances surrounding the decapitation of the figure head of President Jackson from the US. Ship Constitution in 1834. The event caused a political convulsion. The head was apparently in the possession of Mahlon Dickerson, Secretary of the Navy during the Jackson administration, where it remained until the sale of his effects in June 1854.