Artifacts

Creator

John Tenniel

Files

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Creator Role

cartoonist

Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1863

Measurement

8 X 10 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product)

Inscription

recto, lower right of cartoon: [JT]

Creation Location

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

Work Type

political cartoon

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

535

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.

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