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Wood-engraved cartoon from the Victorian-era publication Punch. The cartoon depicts a caricature image of Abraham Lincoln with his back turned against an anti-black mob scene. The cartoon is in reference to the extreme violence used against African-American people during the New York City Draft Riots of July 13-16, 1863. Eyewitness accounts of the riots are partially reprinted in the caption below the image.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product)
recto, lower right of cartoon: [JT]
Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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