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Description

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.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1863

Measurement

9 X 11 7/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen process

Inscription

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

Creation Location

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

Work Type

albumen print

Class

photos

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.

Related Source

See Collection Documentation Box 1, Folder 8000-8999.

ID

8182

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.

In merry Old England it once was the rule

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