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Creator Role

repository cartoonist publisher

Description

The print is a reproduction of a two-panel cartoon originally published on 21 March 1868. In the first panel, a tiny Andrew Johnson is depicted standing on the top step of a ladder and lifting a large book from a bookshelf. In the second panel, Johnson has fallen off of the ladder and is crushed under the large book, the Constitution of the United States. 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

10 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

recto, above cartoon: 192 / HARPER'S WEEKLY. recto, below cartoon: THIS LITTLE BOY WOULD PERSIST IN HANDLING BOOKS ABOVE / HIS CAPACITY. / AND THIS WAS THE DISASTROUS RESULT. verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3250

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

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

3250

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.

This Little Boy Would Persist in handling Books Above His Capacity. And This Was the Disastrous Result.

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