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The cartoon is a reproduction of a nineteenth century political cartoon that depicts black man standing between threatening figures of Abraham Lincoln and a Southern sympathizer. The reproduction print has been removed from an unidentified bound volume. However, the original work appeared in the 9 November 1861 edition of Punch, a weekly British satirical magazine established in 1841 by wood engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew.
Internet Archive. https://archive.org/stream/punc186100lemouoft#page/186/mode/2up (accessed July 2, 2018). Punch. https://www.punch.co.uk/about/index (accessed July 2, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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10 1/4 X 13 inches
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ink on paper
recto, below cartoon: 75 / THE GENU-INE OTHELLO. / OTHELLO.-"Keep up your bright swords, for de devil will rust dem. **** Both you ob my inclining, and de rest.
Othello (Fictitious character from Shakespeare); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Print/reproduction (derivative object)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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