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Artist:
John Tenniel, 1820 - 1914  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 19 × 24.8cm (7 1/2 × 9 3/4")
Sheet: 21 × 26.7cm (8 1/4 × 10 1/2")
Mat: 35.6 × 45.7cm (14 × 18")
Type:
Print
Date:
1864
Exhibition Label:
This cartoon, satirizing President Lincoln’s initial failed efforts to defeat the Confederacy and win the war, suggested that the interests of the North would be better off in someone else’s hands. This message was essentially the platform of the Democratic Party’s candidates, General George B. McClellan and his running mate, George H. Pendleton, in the 1864 presidential contest. Lincoln had serious doubts of his own about his chances for reelection. However, Union victories at Mobile Bay, Atlanta, and Cedar Creek in the late summer and early fall of that year buoyed morale and helped propel Lincoln to a second term in the White House.
Esta caricatura satiriza los fallidos esfuerzos iniciales del presidente Lincoln por derrotar a la Confederación y ganar la guerra, sugiriendo que los intereses del norte correrían mejor suerte en manos de otra persona. Esta fue en esencia la plataforma política de los candidatos del Partido Demócrata, General George B. McClellan y su compañero de papeleta George H. Pendleton, en la contienda presidencial de 1864. El propio Lincoln tenía graves dudas sobre sus posibilidades de reelección. Sin embargo, las victorias de la Unión en Mobile Bay, Atlanta y Cedar Creek entre fines del verano y comienzos del otoño de ese año levantaron la moral general y propulsaron a Lincoln hacia un segundo término en la Casa Blanca.
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Printed Material\Map  Search this
Cartoon\Political  Search this
Illustration  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.78.179
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4759ca361-2b40-42e4-b436-1201ca37f3b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.78.179