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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.
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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
10 X 8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 1411
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
political cartoon--reproductive print
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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