Artifacts

Creator

John Tenniel

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Creator Role

cartoonist

Description

Wood-engraved cartoon from the Victorian-era publication Punch. The cartoon depicts a caricature of Abraham Lincoln holding a seated African-American man at gunpoint. To the right, Jefferson Davis stands in front of another African-American man. Davis holds a whip in his hand. Both African-American men hold a cup in their hands labeled 'Conscription.' This cartoon suggests that both Lincoln and Davis forced African-American men into armed service; however, this piece of satire has a weak effect due to the fact that African-American men served as volunteers in the Union Army.

Description Source

History Gallery. http://www.historygallery.com/prints/PunchLincoln/1864draft/1864draft.htm (accessed July 24, 2019).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

19 November 1864

Measurement

8 X 10 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product)

Inscription

recto, lower right corner of cartoon: [JT]

Creation Location

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

Work Type

political cartoon

Class

cartoons

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

537

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.

The Black Draft.

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