To call this a presidential election cartoon may be stretching the point, but it is one of the few prints depicting Washington
in a political, that is, non-military role, before his election in 1789 (1A-1066488).
Washington is pictured on the left in the
chariot offering the "grand Fabrick of American Independence, the Federal Constitution," to the thirteen freemen,
representing the original thirteen states, pulling his chariot. Benjamin Franklin is seated next to him.
Elections by Year
1A-1066488 Anonymous, cartoon, Bickerstaff's Boston Almanack, or Federal calendar for 1788, 1788, reprinted from A History of American Graphic Humor, by William Murrell (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1933) 35.
1B-1066489 Artist unknown, cartoon, 1797, The Times, a Political Portrait, The New York Historical Society, reprinted from The American Presidency in Political Cartoons: 1776-1976 , by Thomas Blaisdell Jr., Peter Selz and Seminar (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith, 1976) 41.
1C-1066490 Artist unknown, cartoon, 1836, reprinted from History of the United States: for the Use of Schools and Academies, by John Frost (Philadelphia: Edward C. Biddle, 1837).