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The print is a reproduction of a 1860 political cartoon. In the racist cartoon, the Republican party's attempts to play down their antislavery platform is satirized. Horace Greeely, the editor of the New York Tribune, speaks to a young man (representative of progressive Democrats) in an attempt to convince him that the Republican party had no connection with the abolitionist movement, but instead had a platform built entirely of rails. To the right, Abraham Lincoln sits on a rail-constructed platform labeled "Republican Platform." A young African-American man sits grinning from underneath the platform. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.
Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674571/ (accessed August 3, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
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verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 537
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Racism in cartoons; Slavery--United States
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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