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Creator Role

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Description

The print is a reproduction of a political cartoon that originally appeared in the 18 October 1862 edition of Punch, or the London Charivari. In the cartoon, Abraham Lincoln plays cards with a Confederate soldier on a table made from a gun powder barrel. In his proper left hand, he holds up a card bearing a racist, minstrel illustration of an African-American man. The cartoon calls into question whether or not the Emancipation Proclamation was authentic or merely a bluff. 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

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

recto, above cartoon: PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI.-OCTOBER 18, 1862. recto, in cartoon, on barrel: GUN POWDER recto, below cartoon: ABE LINCOLN'S LAST CARD; OR, ROUGE-ET-NOIR. verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3542

Creation Location

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

Work Type

political cartoon--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

3198

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.

Abe Lincoln's Last Card; or, Rouge-et-Noir

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