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Ablbumen print of a caricature of Abraham Lincoln dressed as a court jester seated on a throne. Beneath the print is a poem by Alexander Pope.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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9 X 11 7/8 inches
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recto: In merry Old England it once was the rule / The people should have both a Kin and a Fool; / But here we're so frugal - deplorable thing - / Now we combine in one the Fool and the King. verso, handwritten: sketched by [?] Kerns, in 1863. (formerly connected / with United States Coast Survey.) Photographed by / Wiles. S E. Cor. 8th Chestnut Street, from / whom it was [?]. / Suppressed, on order of War Dept., by W.S. Pro. / [?] Guard, Capt. [?] Haldeman. [?] / Very Rare / J. M. [?] / Publisher "Sunday Mercury" / Philada 1863
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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