Lincoln in Cariacture

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Title: Title: Mr. Lincoln Sets a Style

Year: 1861
Creator: Vanity Fair
Description: Cartoon portrays the “Agency for the Lincoln Whiskeropherous” with a bust of a bearded Lincoln on a table with hatboxes labeled “Lincoln Whiskers” on the table and beneath it. Prior to his election as President in November 1860, Mr. Lincoln had been smooth-shaven. He grew a beard before he left Springfield for Washington in February 1861. The “Delusive Druggist” proclaims: “There’s ‘is heffigy in wax, sir, wiskers and all. Try one of them pots,a nd in three weeks you’ll be as ‘airy and ‘ansom as ‘im.”

http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/cartoon-corner/civil-war/mr-lincoln-sets-a-style/

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Title: The Monotonous Minstrel

Year: 1862

Creator: Vanity Fair

Description: President Lincoln, (to H.G.) — “Go away, you tiresome vagrant! It’s always the same old croaking tune, ‘Abolition, Abolition, Marching On!'”

Horace Greeley is dressed as a minstrel playing a flute at the foot of a house. With him is a miniature black person on a leash asking for money. Lincoln is in the open doorway leaning over motioning for Greeley to leave. Despite Greeley’s incessant calls for abolition of the slaves, Lincoln was more concerned with restoring the Union. He would keep slavery if that meant keeping the country together and avoiding war.

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