Download Full Text (11.8 MB)
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.
History Gallery. http://www.historygallery.com/prints/PunchLincoln/1862oberon/1862oberon.htm (accessed July 24, 2019).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
5 April 1862
10 3/4 X 8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Titania (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
Mississippi State University Libraries
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).
For more information about the contents of this collection, email firstname.lastname@example.org.