Artifacts

Creator

John Tenniel

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Creator Role

cartoonist

Description

Wood-engraved cartoon from the Victorian-era publication Punch. The cartoon depicts Abraham Lincoln dressed as Oberon. He gestures toward Miss Virginia dressed as Titania, who holds the hand of an African-American child. The cartoon is in reference to England's reaction to Lincoln attempting to purchase enslaved persons from the South in order to end the conflict.

Description Source

History Gallery. http://www.historygallery.com/prints/PunchLincoln/1862oberon/1862oberon.htm (accessed July 24, 2019).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

5 April 1862

Measurement

10 3/4 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

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

534

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.

Oberon and Titania.

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