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 Abraham Lincoln as a raccoon that has been treed by John Bull, the personification of England. The cartoon was in response to the Trent Affair where two Confederate diplomats, James Murray Mason and John Slidell, were illegally captured by Union Captain Charles Wilkes while aboard a British ship en route to Britain and France. The incident threatened the end of peaceful relations between the United States and Great Britain; thus, the prisoners were released.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

11 January 1862

Measurement

10 1/2 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product)

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

532

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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