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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
11 X 8 1/2 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
ink on paper
Caricatures and cartoons; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Influence; Presidents--Press coverage
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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