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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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

6 1/4 X 9 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); facsimile (reproduction)

Inscription

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

Creation Location

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

Work Type

facsimile (reproduction)

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

4163

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.

A Cartoon of 1860

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