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Description

The print is a reproduction of a political cartoon satirizing Stephen Douglas's July 1860 presidential campaign tour of upstate New York and New England. Douglas was widely criticized for his 1860 campaign tours. Thus, he feigned a trip to see his mother as a coverup and was lambasted in the media as a result. The cartoon plays off of the word stump, in the literal sense (wooden leg) and in the figurative sense (campaigning). Important figures depicted in the cartoon include: John Bell, Henry A. Wise, Stephen A. Douglas, James Buchanan, John C. Breckinridge, and Abraham Lincoln. 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

verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 1943

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

3183

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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