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    Abraham Lincoln: Satiric Currier & Ives Cartoon. After his nomination in 1860, Republican candidate Lincoln kept mum on the issues of the day, preferring to rest on his record and let campaign surrogates do the campaigning for him. Horace Greeley was seen as the brains behind the operation and Seward as the head of the party who should have received the nomination. This 18" x 13.5" cartoon published by Currier & Ives is titled: "The Great Exhibition of 1860." It depicts Greeley as an organ grinder, Lincoln as Greeley's trained monkey riding the Republican Platform rail, Seward holding a black infant, and newspaper editors Henry Raymond and James Watson Webb begging for funds to keep the abolition issue alive. Seward comments: "It's no use, trying to keep me and the 'Irrepressible' infant in the background; for we are really the head and front of this party."

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