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    Abraham Lincoln: Large Anti-Lincoln Cartoon from 1864. President Lincoln, his Cabinet and War Democrats are ridiculed in this 24" x 18" lithograph by Bromley & Company of New York. It is titled: "The Grave of the Union. Or Major Jack Downing's Dream. Drawn by Zeke." According to a small "footnote" printed in the lower left, these were sold via mail order from a post office box address in New York. Bromley issued anti-Republican cartoons and booklets in 1864 and 1868. His anti-Lincoln cartoons are particularly vicious. Cochrane, Butler, Meagher and Dickinson pull the "War Democracy" wagon driven by Stanton. Greeley, Lincoln, Sumner, Chase and Welles bury coffins labeled: "Constitution. Free Speech & Free Press. Habeas Corpus. Union." while Henry Ward Beecher, clutching a black infant, officiates. Most ominously, Seward, represented as an imp of Hell, clutches a dagger to assassinate Lincoln, quoting Macbeth: "If It Were Done, When 'Tis Done!" Outside of a 4" border tear on the right and some minor damp stains on the bottom, it is in very nice shape.

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