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The facsimile features a reproduction of an 1860 cartoon featuring caricatured images of political and activist figures and people groups. It is a general parody of the 1860 election and the level of influence the Dred Scott case had on the campaign. At the top left, John C. Brekinridge dances with James Buchanan, who appears as a man-goat. Directly below, a dilapidated Frederick Douglass takes the arm of Stephen A. Douglas. At the center, Dred Scott is caricatured and plays a violin . The upper right corner features and image of a regally dressed Black woman dancing with Abraham Lincoln. Finally, at the bottom right corner, John Bell is shown dancing with a Native American man.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
6 1/4 X 9 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); facsimile (reproduction)
recto, at top of print: THE POLITICAL QUADRILLE / Music by Dred Scott recto, below print: A CARTOON OF 1860 / Breckinridge and'Old Buck' (Buchanan) / Douglas and Squatter Sovereignty / Lincoln and Negro Equality / Bell and the Native American
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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