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Description

The print is a reproduction of a portion of a cartoon series originally appearing in the August 1860 edition of Comic Monthly. The series was entitled "The Humors of the Political Canvass," which featured all of the 1860 presidential candidates. In this particular manifestation, the cartoon only shows Abraham Lincoln drawn as a stick figure or "the 'Rail' old Western gentleman." 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: 42.

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 illustration: Old Sam Ho[?] recto, below illustration: FROM THE OLDROYD LINCOLN COLLECTION, WASHINGTON / A CAMPAIGN CARICATURE: A "RAIL" OLD / WESTERN GENTLEMAN. verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 1411

Creation Location

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

Work Type

political cartoon--reproductive print

Class

cartoons

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

3189

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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