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    1863 Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Cartoon February 1863 issue of Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun, a short-lived and hard to obtain humor magazine. This 16-page publication measures 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" and has the original twine binding. Thomas Nast was known to have contributed to this paper and the cover cartoon may well be his work. Titled, "Butler Hanged - The Negro Freed - On Paper - 1863," it shows a frustrated Jeff Davis issuing a proclamation authorizing the hanging of gadfly Ben Butler. A determined Lincoln, using "Greeleys Abolition Ink," issues the Emancipation Proclamation with a jubilant banjo-playing Negro depicted. There is inherent criticism and ridicule of both presidents, and the point of view of the paper is decidedly anti-administration. The centerfold has a great cartoon with Lincoln, Stanton and Burnside, related to the defeat across the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg. Some minor foxing, edge wear and wear across cover fold. Quite evocative and a fun display piece.

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