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Description

The print is a reproduction of a cartoon depicting several American historical figures communing in a church. Henry Ward Beecher stands at a pulpit with a Communion chalice and refuses to serve George Washington, who is kneeling. John Brown points to a sign indicating that Communion is not to be held with slave holders. Congregation members depicted include William H. Seward, Abraham Lincoln, and Horace Greeley. The cartoon, published on 2 March 1861, two days before Abraham Lincoln's inauguration day, suggests the incoming administration would reject even the most revered of historical figures, George Washington. 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

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

recto, above image: [?]44 / HARPER'S WEEKLY. / [MARCH 2, 1861. recto, below image: NO COMMUNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS. / "Stand aside, you Old Sinner! WE are HOLIER than thou!" verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3535

Creation Location

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

Work Type

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

3158

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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