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Original 1861 Political Cartoon Featuring

President Abraham Lincoln 

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Original Lincoln Cartoon

Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States

Abraham 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.

Unlike newsprint of this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall apart.  The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process.   Remnant acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and deteriorate.   A different process was used in the mid-1800's which yielded an exceptional quality paper that will last for centuries. Special acid free mats should be used when you frame this piece to ensure that it will last another 150 years.  Acid free mats are available at most better frame shops.  If you have any questions related to handling or framing this piece feel free to email me.  The print is approximately 10 3/4 X 16 inches.  I have been collecting Civil War Newspapers for over 10 years.  It is a fascinating hobby, and I find that these pieces really get noticed when framed and displayed on your wall. Civil War period  prints of Abraham Lincoln are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Don't miss your chance to own both a fine piece of art, and a piece of history.  




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