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The print is a reproduction of a circa 1860 political cartoon. In the cartoon, Stephen A. Douglas is shown thrown over the knee of Columbia, who spanks Douglas with a switch labeled "Maine Law." A figure, Uncle Sam, stands to the left and encourages Columbia on. The cartoon references two events. First, Douglas was widely criticized for his 1860 campaign tours; thus, he feigned a trip to see his mother as a coverup for his tour. He was lambasted in the media as a result. Second, the cartoon criticizes Douglas's earlier support of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.
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 3228
Columbia (Symbolic character); Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861; Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); United States. Kansas-Nebraska Act
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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