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    Abraham Lincoln: 1860 Currier & Ives Cartoon. All four presidential candidates, also-ran Seward and newspaper publishers enjoy a workout in "The Political Gymnasium", a 18" x 13.5" lithograph cartoon published by Currier & Ives in 1860. Lincoln sits astride a saw-horse constructed of split rails. All the players make pithy comments reflecting their ambitions and flaws. The print is moderately toned, has border tears and appears to have become separated at some point along the vertical crease. These faults were repaired many years ago by the application of gummed paper stickers on the verso. There are also some areas of minor loss, primarily in the four corners. It could be helped considerably by restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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