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Wood engraving originally appearing in the Victorian-era magazine Vanity Fair. The cartoon depicts Abraham Lincoln holding a watering can labeled "Spirit of 76." He stands beside Columbia, who gestures toward a new crop of soldiers. Also pictured in the crop is a gallows. Lincoln indicates that it will bloom soon and bear the "Jefferson Davisiana."
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
4 May 1861
7 3/4 X 11 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product)
recto, bottom left corner of cartoon: BOBBETT-HOOPER, SO
Columbia (Symbolic character); Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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