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The print is a reproduction of a cartoon that was originally published in January 1862. The cartoon depicts Abraham Lincoln coaching a game of tug of war where a group of men pull on rope labeled Paper Money. The cartoon was a response to the United States turning to paper currency during the Civil War to help pay expenses and avoid bankruptcy. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints. reproduced by Lincoln National Life Foundation
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
recto, above image: JANUARY, 1862 recto, in image: Pay away Lads / They are Making it at / The other End verso, on stamp: verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3539
political cartoon ' reproductive print
Lincoln National Life Foundation, "Paper Money" (2021). Artifacts. 3699.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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