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In the print, Volck criticizes Abraham Lincoln for making the trip to his 1861 inauguration in secret. At the time, there were rumors of an assassination plot brewing in Baltimore, and Lincoln was encourage to travel in secret at night, advice that Lincoln reluctantly took and later regretted.
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. http://www.civilwar.si.edu/lincoln_passage_baltimore.html (accessed June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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10 1/4 X 8 inches
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etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 2 recto, in plate, within image: Washington/P.W. & B.R.R.Co./freight Bones/Capy 000 recto, below image, handwritten in pencil: 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Satire, American; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons
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