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The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up

The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up

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Title:
The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up
Description:
Election of 1864. Republican A. Lincoln defeated Dem. George B. McClellan and his early peace platform. This pro-McClellan cartoon shows "Little Mac" in the cab of the "Union" train, which has a clear track to the White House. Lincoln's "Abolitionism" train with its cargo of Cabinet members and abolitionists has just smashed against the rock of "Confiscation," "Emancipation" etc. that are piled across the track.
Date:
1864
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Political cartoons
Lithographs
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
Americana Collection
Subjects:
Railroad trains
Abolition movement
Presidential elections
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
Extent:
1 print : lithograph ; 15 1/2 x 19 1/4 in.
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Terms of Use:
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Publisher:
New York : Entered according to act of Congress… by Bromley & Co.
Notes:
Title from item.
Language:
English
Accession #:
11_03_000168