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Description

In the cartoon, the 1860 presidential candidates for the four political parties are featured. Abraham Lincoln is shown balancing on one end of a rail that is propped on a rock labeled "Abolition Rock." The rail extends over a "Salt River" from a bank labeled "North" to another bank labeled "South." At the other end of the rail, Horace Greely falls. Immediately behind Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas balances on a tightrope labeled "Non Intervention" and holds a boat oar labeled "Squatter Sovereignty." Behind Douglas, John C. Breckinridge rides on the shoulders of Joseph C. Lane; the latter walks on a tightrope labeled "Slavery Extension." In the background, Candidates John Bell and Edward Everett of the Constitutional Union Party stand on a bridge labeled "Constitutional Bridge."

Description Source

Swann Auction Galleries. https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/auction-lot/(PRINTS--CARTOONS.)-Political-Blondins-Crossing-Salt-River.-2486+++++110+-++748213 (Accessed 10 July 2019).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1860

Measurement

13 1/2 x 18 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); lithography; hand coloring

Creation Location

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

Work Type

lithograph--political cartoon

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.

Related Source

See Collection Documentation Box 1, Folder 8000-8999.

ID

8328

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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