Artifacts

Title

Paper Money

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Creator Role

repository

Description

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

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper

Inscription

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

Work Type

political cartoon ' reproductive 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 item # 3159.

ID

3201

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).

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