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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
10 X 8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
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
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Slidell, John, 1793-1871; Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
political cartoon--reproductive print
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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