Two Special Trains Brought the Crowds to the Debate at Freeport

Two Special Trains Brought the Crowds to the Debate at Freeport


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Color print, "Two special trains brought the crowds to the debate at Freeport..." Depicts scene from Lincoln-Douglas debate. One of a set of prints [4708.1-15] in envelope [4708.17] with sheet of explanatory text [4708.16] depicting the Lincoln Dioramas at the Chicago Historical Society. Abraham Lincoln is depicted standing on a platform while addressing a crowd. In the background of the image, there is a rendering of a tree and cloudy sky.


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1950


9 1/2 X 7 1/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); ink on paper; reproduction (derivative object)


recto, bottom center:" Two special trains brought crowds to the debate at Freeport./ Hundreds more came on foot, on horseback, by buggy, or wagon./ A platfrom had been built in a nearby grove, and here Lincoln/ rose to open the debate."


Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1864; Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political career before 1861

Work Type

color print




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Current Location

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


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Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Two Special Trains Brought the Crowds to the Debate at Freeport