Image of a political cartoon satirizing the antislavery orientation of the Republican platform during the presidential election of 1860; abolitionist editor Horace Greeley (left) grinds his New York "Tribune" organ as candidate Abraham Lincoln (center, riding on a wooden rail) prances to the organ music while tethered with a cord to Greeley's index finger with his lips padlocked shut; William H. Seward stands in the background wearing a skirt and holding a wailing black infant; at right stand two other New York editors friendly to the Republican cause: Henry J. Raymond of the "New York Times" holding an ax, and James Watson Webb of the New York "Courier and Enquirer" holding out a tambourine. 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. "Now caper about on your rail Abraham, while I play the 'Slieve gammon polka.'_ 'All the way from Oregon' Mrs. Gurney's Love song' and other choice airs from my private collection."--text (over Greeley), top left of image. "Mum._"--text (from Lincoln), center of image. "It's no use trying to keep me and the 'Irrepressible' infant in the background; for we are really the head and front of this party."--text (over Seward), top center of image. "I'll stick fast to you General, for the present; because I have my own little axe to grind."--text (over Raymond), center of image. "Please Gentlemen! help a Family in reduced circumstances, we are very hard up, and will even take three cents if we can't get more, just to keep the little Nigger alive."--text (over Webb), top right of image.
1 lithograph : uncolored ; overall 33.02 x 43.34 cm (13 x 17 1/16 in.)
African Americans--Pictorial works Children--Pictorial works Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872--Pictorial works Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Pictorial works Presidents--United States--Pictorial works Political campaigns Raymond, Henry J. (Henry Jarvis), 1820-1869--Pictorial works Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872--Pictorial works Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1802-1884--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