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Description

The print is a reproduction of a political cartoon that was published in Harper's Weekly on 19 October 1861. The cartoon references the first of the national loans that enabled the funding of the Civil War. In the cartoon, Abraham Lincoln is shown swinging a bundle labeled 'National Loan' and taking aim at a house of cards built by the Confederate States of America. Each of the cards are labeled with the names of CSA leaders such as Jefferson Davis, John B. Floyd, Howell Cobb, Robert Toombs, and John Slidell. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.

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, in cartoon on bundle: NATIONAL / LOAN / 500[,]000.000 recto, in cartoon at bottom: POTOMAC recto, in cartoon on cards: DAVIS / FLOYD / COBB / TOOMBS / SLIDELL verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3193

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

3193

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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