This Little Boy Would Persist in handling Books Above His Capacity. And This Was the Disastrous Result.
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The print is a reproduction of a two-panel cartoon originally published on 21 March 1868. In the first panel, a tiny Andrew Johnson is depicted standing on the top step of a ladder and lifting a large book from a bookshelf. In the second panel, Johnson has fallen off of the ladder and is crushed under the large book, the Constitution of the United States. 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
recto, above cartoon: 192 / HARPER'S WEEKLY. recto, below cartoon: THIS LITTLE BOY WOULD PERSIST IN HANDLING BOOKS ABOVE / HIS CAPACITY. / AND THIS WAS THE DISASTROUS RESULT. verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3250
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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