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“The nigger” in the woodpile
Maurer, Louis, 1832-1932, artist
Currier & Ives, printer
Currier & Ives, publisher
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History
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Image of a political cartoon parodying Republican efforts to play down the antislavery plank in their platform during the 1860 elections; editor Horace Greeley stands at left reassuring a man identified as "Young America" who points insistently toward Abraham Lincoln at right; presidential candidate Lincoln sits atop a makeshift construction made of rails marked "Republican Platform" which imprisons a grinning African American man.
Artist supplied by cataloger based on copy held by Library of Congress. "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1860, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern Distt. of N.Y."--text, bottom center margin. "Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y."--text, bottom center margin. "I assure you my friend, that you can safely vote our ticket, for we have no connection with the Abolition party, but our Platform is composed entirely of rails, split by our Candidate."--text (over Greeley), top left of image. "It's no use old fellow! you can't pull that wool over my eyes for I can see the Nigger' peeping through the rails."--text, center left of image. "Little did I think when I split these rails that they would be the means of elevating me to my present position."--text (over Lincoln), top right of image.
1 lithograph : uncolored ; overall 35.24 x 43.02 cm (13 7/8 x 16 15/16 in.)
African Americans--Pictorial works
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872--Pictorial works
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Pictorial works
Presidents--United States--Pictorial works
Lithographs--1850-1875. (gmgpc)
Political cartoons. (gmgpc)
Jay T. Last Collection
Politics & Social Issues
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The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library

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