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Description

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.

Description Source

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

10 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

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

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

3199

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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