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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).
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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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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.
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