Artifacts

Creator

Thomas Nast

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Creator Role

publisher; artist

Description

Two panel cartoon showing Andrew Johnson standing on the top step of a step-ladder and lifting a large, heavy book from a high bookshelf; he falls off the ladder and is crushed by the book, the ""Constitution of U.S."" published by the Lincoln National Life Foundation from artwork by Thomas Nast (American, 1840-1902).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1868

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper; mass production

Inscription

verso, backmark: "œPRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3250"

Work Type

political cartoon "¢ reproduction (derivative object)

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.

ID

3172

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).

This little boy would persist in handling books above his capacity And this was the disastrous result.

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