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Complete Explanation:
The presidential aspirations of Whig general Winfield Scott during the 1852 election are again belittled. Scott, in a tattered uniform and supporting himself on a crutch, extends his feathered cap toward the figure of Columbia or Liberty, who stands in the doorway of the "Capitol" holding a liberty cap and staff. Liberty asks Brother Jonathan, who is seated on a small mound beside the doorway, "Jonathan? what does that old fellow want." Jonathan replies, pointing toward Scott, "He's come for his Ticket for--Soup!!" In the background at left is the White House, which has been relabeled "Soup House." (For the origin of the soup joke, see "Distinguished Military Operations with a Hasty Bowl of Soup, "no. 1846-15.)

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