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Description

The print is a reproduction of a nineteenth century political cartoon. In the cartoon, Abraham Lincoln is depicted as a Santa Claus figure. He wears the traditional Santa suit and holds in his proper right hand an olive branch and a sword. His proper left index finger rests just to the side of his nose. Behind him, Jefferson Davis is shown sleeping in bed. The print is organized in stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.

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, below cartoon: SANTA CLAUS LINCOLN.-"Hm! let me see, what shall I give little Jeffy-this nice Olive wreath or the pretty little Sword? Well, I'll put the wreath / in his stocking, and if he gets restive in bed, he shall the SWORD." verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3026

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

3191

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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