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Description

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.

Description Source

Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674571/ (accessed August 3, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 537

Creation Location

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

Work Type

political cartoon--reproductive print

Class

Article

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

3184

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.

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