Where's My Thunder? lithograph by anonymous artist, 1850
In a satirical print, Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts “steals the thunder” from Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky by taking the Fugitive Slave Act from Clay’s pocket. Though Clay proposed the measures that formed the Compromise of 1850, it was Webster’s stirring defense of the compromise that moved Congress to action and lingered in the national memory.
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress