George B. McClellan: Anti-Lincoln Cartoon. 21.25"...
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DescriptionGeorge B. McClellan: Anti-Lincoln Cartoon. 21.25" x 16.25" [sight] hand-colored lithograph cartoon published by Bromley & Company of New York in 1864. It is titled: "The Grave of the Union. Or Major Jack Downing's Dream, Drawn By Zeke." Beecher officiates at the funeral of the Union, Constitution, Habeas Corpus and Free Speech & Free Press. The attendees include Lincoln, Chase and Welles. Seward, as a dagger-clutching imp of hell, ominously quotes Macbeth ("If It Were Done, When 'Tis Done!") foreshadowing Lincoln's assassination. Stanton is the driver of the War Democracy hearse. Cochrane, Butler, Meagher and Dickinson are the horses that pull the hearse. Mounted to linen. Given their large size, these cartoons are notoriously prone to damage. There are numerous tears which extend into the plate, as is typical; however, these lay perfectly flat and are barely noticeable. The mat does not lift up. It displays in excellent condition.
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