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Creator Role

artist; publisher

Description

The cartoon depicts Abraham Lincoln uncomfortably straddling a rail labeled "Republican Platform" carried by a black man (left) and abolitionist editor of the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley (right).

Description Source

Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001703953/ (accessed June 7, 2018)

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1860

Approximate Creation Date

1860

Measurement

13 1/2 X 18 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

Verso, at bottom: Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1860, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern Distc. of N.Y. / THE RAIL CANDIDATE. / Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

Lithograph

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

4484

Digital ID

FVW_04484

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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