Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tippy Canoe and Tyler too!

"Tippy Canoe and Tyler Too!" If you are within shouting distance of my age and was awake during your US history classes in high school, you would know that this was the campaign slogan for the 19th century presidential candidate John Tyler (tenth president of the United States - see top 19th century illustration) whilst he was on the campaign trail. The very first US president to go on a campaign trail was who? Wake up! By the way, this is an acrylic on 16"X20" stretched canvas of a ranch in the farming area west of Sacramento, California. I just finished it. answer: Andrew Jackson "In 1814 we took a little trip, along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Missipp. We took a little bacon, and we took a little beans, and we fought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans." What is the title of the hit song that had these did these lyrics? What year was the song a hit?

10 comments:

dominique eichi said...

so Beautiful, I love it. Thank you for the added lesson back in time.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you Dominique. We stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.

Alex said...

I love the contrast between that ruined barn and the polished canoe
excellent lightas at the cool terrain

David Lobenberg said...

That is exactly what caught my eye, Alex. It was that old barn and shinny orange-red canoe parked in front.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

"Battle of New Orleans" -- on an album my dad listened to when I was a kid. Maybe a hit in 1959 or 1960? I loved that song!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

Great combo painting and history lesson.

David Lobenberg said...

Katherine, Yep, you got the title!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Onpainting. I love history.

Nancy Laliberte said...

Love your work David! When I was a kid, we had that song on an 8-track tape--which we wore out from repeated playing.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Nancy (fellow Battle of New Orleans lover)