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The print is a reproduction of a political cartoon originally published in the November 1862 edition of Fun magazine. In the cartoon, Abraham Lincoln is shown dressed as a patriotic acrobat and hanging upside down on acrobatic rings in front of a cheering crowd. His proper left foot hangs on a ring labeled 'Emancipation.' Seated in the balcony, a less-impressed crowd made up of European royalty (Austria, England, France, Italy, and Spain) look on with disdain. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.
Bunker, Gary L. From Rail-Splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860-1865. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 2001; Page: 170.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
10 X 8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
recto, above cartoon: NOVEMBER, 1862 recto, in cartoon, on acrobatic rings: UTTER RUIN / EMANCIPATION / PAPER MONEY / BRAC BUNCOMB verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3541
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
political cartoon--reproductive print
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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