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Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

10 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3228

Creation Location

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

Work Type

political cartoon--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

3181

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.

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