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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
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
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
political cartoon--reproductive print
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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