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Notable Abraham Lincoln political cartoon, with racial overtones...



Item # 172392

August 25, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860  Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior).  Another Harper's Weekly issue for this date with this exact same print sold at auction for over $1,300 in early 2012.
The full ftpg. shows: "His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales" & inside there is a fullpg. print of: "The city of Quebec, Canada, From the Top of Prescott Gate". The doublepage centerfold has several prints relating to the Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada including the "Victoria Tubular Bridge" at Montreal. Another fullpg. shows: "The Liberators of Sicily--Garibaldi and His Staff".

Complete in 16 pages and is in good condition.

Category: 1857-1860

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