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Creator

John Tenniel

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Creator Role

artist

Description

The print is a Civil War-era satirical cartoon where Abraham Lincoln's relationship with the press is depicted. In the image, Lincoln is shown serving a cocktail of bunkum, bosh, brag, and soft sawder behind a bar. He mixes the cocktail in two cups. The first is a cup of victory. From this cup, he pours the mixture into a second container, a cup of defeat. The liquid creates an arch over his head, which represents the New York Press. Several newspapers litter the bar's surface.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

11 X 8 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Creation Location

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

Work Type

Print/reprint

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

4910

Digital ID

FVW_04910

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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