Image of a political cartoon lampooning Republicans' purported support of African American rights during the presidential campaign of 1860; editor Horace Greeley and presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln (resting his elbow on a rail at right) stand on either side of a deformed African man holding a spear featured at P.T. Barnum's Museum as the "What-is-it" as advertised on the wall in background. 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 margin. "Gentlemen allow me to introduce to you, this illustrious individual in whom you will find combined, all the graces, and virtues of Black Republicanism, and whom we propose to run as our next Candidate for the Presidency."--text (over Greeley), top left of image. "What, can dey be?"--text, center of image. "How fortunate! that this intellectual and noble creature should have been discovered just at this time, to prove to the world the superiority of the Colored over the Anglo Saxon race, he will be a worthy successor to carry out the policy which I shall inaugurate."--text (over Lincoln), top right of image.
1 lithograph : uncolored ; overall 34.77 x 39.53 cm (13 11/16 x 15 9/16 in.)
African Americans--Pictorial works Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872--Pictorial works Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Pictorial works Political campaigns Presidents--United States--Pictorial works Lithographs--1850-1875. (gmgpc) Political cartoons. (gmgpc)
Jay T. Last Collection Politics & Social Issues Large Size The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library