Artifacts

Creator

Vanity Fair

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Creator Role

publisher

Description

The print is a reproduction of an 1860 political cartoon. In the cartoon, Abraham Lincoln is shown entering a pawn broker shop. Above the shop's door, three globes display the names of Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge, and John Bell. In Lincoln's proper right hand, he carries an ax. He also carries several rails over his proper left shoulder that are labeled as Chicago Platform, Stock in Trade, Tribune, and Sambo. A dog with a man's face tells Lincoln, "Three to one, you don't get it" meaning that Lincoln will not be able to redeem his rails for the 1860 Presidential Election win. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.

Description Source

Abraham Lincoln�s Classroom. http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/cartoon-corner/1860-election/three-to-one-you-dont-get-it-variation-on-the-popular-interpretation-of-the-meaning-of-the-pawnbrokers-sons/ (accessed August 1, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

8 X 6 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

recto, below image: "THREE TO ONE YOU DON'T GET IT."

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

3161

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.

Three to One You Don't Get It

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