Lincoln Political Cartoon
You are viewing an
original 1861 political cartoon featuring President Abraham Lincoln. The
cartoon shows Mr. Lincoln trying to untangle a wad of yarn, representing
the mess the country is in. At his feet is a nice ball of yarn labeled
"union". Mr. Lincoln's signature top hat is pictured at his feet, and Mr.
Lincoln is featured with a beard. The leaf is from an original 1861
edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular newspaper of the day. Note
that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity.
On the day this leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was President of the
United States, and the Civil War was in its opening chapter!
This is a rare and
collectible piece. Period pieces with Abraham Lincoln content are
becoming more difficult to find as they are being quickly scooped up by
collectors and investors. This is a very nice piece in excellent
condition. It will frame well and make an impressive display that will
become the center of attention.
The print also
features a hilarious cartoon making fun of the large skirts ladies wore
back then. It is a riot. The leaf also has a cartoon with what looks
like the leader of Italy dumping a scorpion out of a boot (Italy). The
scorpion appears to have the face of none other than George M'Clellan.