Jones Talk, Slide 1
Painting by George Caleb Bingham
- Painted 1851-52.
- Scene from the election of 1846 in Saline County, Missouri.
- The artist won a seat in the statehouse in this election by 4 votes!
-- This was an oral vote.
-- There was no system of voter registration.
-- There was no prohibition against campaigning in the polling place.