Any More Scrubbing to Give Out?

Any More Scrubbing to Give Out?


Creator Role

repository cartoonist publisher


The print is a reproduction of a political cartoon that originally appeared in the 17 January 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly. In the cartoon, General Benjamin Butler is shown with an apron tied at his waist and carrying cleaning supplies. Abraham Lincoln is also shown, peering from behind a door with his proper left arm outstretched. The cartoon is a reference to Butler's tenure as commander of the occupation forces in New Orleans, where Butler was said to have "cleaned up" the Confederate city. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date



10 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

photographic paper


recto, caption: UNCLE ABE. "Hello! Ben, is that you? Glad to see you!" / BUTLER. "Yes, UNCLE ABE. Got through with that New Orleans Job. Cleaned them / out and scrubbed them up! any more scrubbing to give out?" verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3238


Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Work Type

political cartoon--reproductive print




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Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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Any More Scrubbing to Give Out?