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Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Winfield Scott, 13 Jun 1786 - 29 May 1866  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith, 16 Apr 1808 - 7 Jan 1864  Search this
William Henry Seward, 16 May 1801 - 15 Oct 1872  Search this
Simon Cameron, 8 Mar 1799 - 25 Jun 1889  Search this
Gideon Welles, 1 Jul 1802 - 11 Feb 1878  Search this
Montgomery Blair, 10 May 1813 - 27 Jul 1883  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase, 13 Jan 1808 - 7 May 1873  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 9 x 15.5cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/8")
Sheet: 24.7 x 15.7cm (9 3/4 x 6 3/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Type:
Print
Date:
1861
Exhibition Label:
This satirical broadside, dated July 2, 1861, mocks President Lincoln and his cabinet members for their efforts to reunite the union by force of arms. The unidentified artist, a Baltimore secessionist, used a title from an ancient proverb, "great cry and little wool," whose meaning is similar to the more modern saying, "to cry over spilt milk."
Topic:
Broadside  Search this
William Henry Seward: Male  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Statesman  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Governor\New York  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
William Henry Seward: Politics and Government\State Senator\New York  Search this
Winfield Scott: Male  Search this
Winfield Scott: Literature\Writer  Search this
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Winfield Scott: Politics and Government\Public Official  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\War of 1812  Search this
Winfield Scott: Military\Army\Officer\Mexican War  Search this
Winfield Scott: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith: Male  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Interior  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Indiana  Search this
Caleb Blood Smith: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Indiana  Search this
Montgomery Blair: Male  Search this
Montgomery Blair: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Montgomery Blair: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Montgomery Blair: Politics and Government\US Attorney  Search this
Montgomery Blair: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster\Postmaster General\US Postmaster General  Search this
Montgomery Blair: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\St. Louis, MO  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Male  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Treasury  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Governor\Ohio  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Politics and Government\US Senator\Ohio  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Salmon Portland Chase: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\US Supreme Court Justice\Chief Justice of US  Search this
Simon Cameron: Male  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Simon Cameron: Communications\Publisher\Newspaper  Search this
Simon Cameron: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Simon Cameron: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Simon Cameron: Politics and Government\US Senator\Pennsylvania  Search this
Gideon Welles: Male  Search this
Gideon Welles: Military\Navy\Secretary of the Navy  Search this
Gideon Welles: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Gideon Welles: Communications\Journalist\Editor  Search this
Gideon Welles: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Connecticut  Search this
Gideon Welles: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dr. Frank Stanton
Object number:
NPG.81.69
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.81.69