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The pictorial letter sheet features a bifold design. An 1860 political cartoon is featured on the front depicting back-to-back figures of Abraham Lincoln sitting on a stump as people look on from the background. The inside and back pages are blank. A small informational clipping is attached to the bifold's center.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1860

Measurement

10 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

recto, conversation bubble at left: "Nobody ever / expected me to be / President. In my poor, / lean, lank face, nobody has / ever seen that any Cabbages / were sprouting out. recto, conversation bubble at right: I come to see, / and be seen. recto, at bottom left corner: Honest old Abe on the Stump. / Springfield 1858. recto, at bottom right corner: Honest old Abe on the Stump, / at the ratification Meeting of / Presidential Nominations. / Springfield 1860. first line of attached clipping: 271. Lithographed Cartoon. A picture of Lincoln sitting on a stump facing both / ways.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

pictorial letter sheet

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4679

Digital ID

FVW_04679

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Honest Old Abe on the Stump

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