Political Cartoons: During Lincoln's Time
Portraying him as ineffective, Lincoln fires a blunderbuss at a bird labelled “C.S.A.” for the Confederate States of America. The bird is not hit. Lincoln says, “Begorra, if ye wor at this end o’ th’ gun, ye wouldn’t flap yer wings that way, ye vill’in!”
The dog is Secretary of War Edwin McMasters Stanton.
Harpers, February, 1865. The Peace Commission comes to Lincoln.
An 1860 cartoon lampoons the presidential race between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. The axe Lincoln holds symbolizes his youthful occupation as a fence-rail splitter, while a feather in Douglas's cap displays his affinity for Kansas.
Los Angeles Celebrates Lincoln's Birth, February 12, 1909
Universal Advice: "Drop them!"
During the 1864 election, Lincoln dreams of being chased from the White House by Columbia (or Liberty), who is carrying the severed head of a black man. Lincoln is saying, “This don’t remind me of any joke!!” Lincoln’s political opponent, George B. McClellan, climbs the stairs. The words at the bottom are, “COMING EVENTS CAST THEIR SHADOWS BEFORE.”
Two sides of Lincoln
In “Union and Liberty”, we see Lincoln shaking the hand of a man wearing a paper labor cap. Black and white children are coming out of a school that flies the American fag. In “Union and Slavery”, we see McClellan shaking the hand of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. In the background, a slave auction is happening.
Columbia, "Mr. Lincoln, give me back my 500,000 sons!"
Lincoln, Well the fact is — by the way that reminds me of a story!!!
He wore a Scotch plaid cap, and a very long military cloak, so he was totally unrecognizable.