In this caricature of Francis Preston Blair, the artist exaggerates his wrinkles and protruding forehead to make him appear worn and haggard.   True caricature such as this was unusual for political cartoons of the time.  Cartoonists were more likely to draw the faces of their targets directly from portraits in a realistic style.  This may have been a necessity, since most people only recognized a public figure’s likeness based on formal portraits and engravings.
Drawn On Stone [Political Prints from the 1830's and 1840's]
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Attributed to Napoleon Sarony
The Globe-Man After hearing of the Vote
on the Sub-Treasury Bill
Publisher: H. R. Robinson

The Globe Man refers to Francis Preston Blair, the influential editor of the Democratic newspaper, the Globe. He was a close advisor to President Van Buren and a keen supporter of Van Buren's fiscal program.

In response to the Panic of 1837, Van Buren proposed the creation of an Independent Treasury separate from any bank. The Bill provided for the establishment of Sub-Treasuries in major cities around the country, so it was known as the Sub-Treasury Bill. It was defeated by Congress in 1838.

The Globe Man Listening to Webster’s Speech, on the Specie Circular