Cartoon of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
You are viewing an
original 1861 cartoon of President Abraham Lincoln and Rebel President
Jefferson Davis. It is from an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most
popular illustrated newspaper of the day. Note that this is not a
reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This leaf is over
140 years old, and the date is clearly marked on the front of the print.
On the day this leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was President of the
United States, and the Civil War was underway.
This is a rare and
highly collectible political satire featuring Rebel Jefferson Davis
stealing apples from Abraham Lincoln's apple orchard. Mr. Lincoln is
pictured approaching the tree with a shotgun at the ready. The caption of
the illustration reads:
LINCOLN: I say, Jeff, this
thing has been going on long enough. Suppose you drop those apples now
and come down.
Please Don't shoot, Mr. Lincoln, all I want is to be let alone.
featuring Abraham Lincoln is becoming increasingly difficult to find, and
this is a very desirable example. It will make a wonderful display when
framed. It will become the center of attention wherever it is displayed.
This original print will become a prized possession, and one that will
generate lots of attention from all who see it. The leaf is full of
fascinating stories of the news of the day.