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The print is a reproduction of a political cartoon satirizing the 1860 United States Presidential Election. In the cartoon, a cockfight is shown between Stephen A. Douglas and James C. Buchanan, both drawn with the bodies of roosters. Douglas stands victorious on Buchananï¿½s body. To the right, an unidentified man places another cock, John C. Breckinridge, into the ring. To the left, an Irishman watches the fight (possibly a nod to the Tammany Democrats of New York). The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.
Library of Congress. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2003674575/ (accessed August 2, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3240
Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861
political cartoon--reproductive print
[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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