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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.
Abraham Lincolnï¿½s 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).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 6 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
recto, below image: "THREE TO ONE YOU DON'T GET IT."
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Presidents--United States--Election--1860
[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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