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Artist:
Currier & Ives Lithography Company, active 1857 - 1907  Search this
Possibly after:
Louis Maurer, 1832 - 1932  Search this
Copy after:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Stephen Arnold Douglas, 23 Apr 1813 - 3 Jun 1861  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson, 18 Sep 1812 - 16 Aug 1880  Search this
James Buchanan, 21 Apr 1791 - 1 Jun 1868  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge, 15 Jan 1821 - 17 May 1875  Search this
Joseph Lane, 14 Dec 1801 - 19 Apr 1881  Search this
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin, 27 Aug 1809 - 4 Jul 1891  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 21.4 x 42.3cm (8 7/16 x 16 5/8")
Sheet: 29.4 x 43.8cm (11 9/16 x 17 1/4")
Mat: 40.6 x 55.9cm (16 x 22")
Type:
Print
Date:
1860
Exhibition Label:
By the mid-nineteenth century, single-sheet broadside cartoons played an important role in electioneering. Some of these broadsheets were printed in quantities from 50,000 to 100,000 and distributed to party headquarters or sold from newspaper offices. The venerable Currier & Ives Lithography Company, the most prolific print publishers of the period, issued numerous cartoons in the election of 1860, satirizing all factions. Progressive Democracy features the dilemma of a divided Democratic Party. With Stephen Douglas and running mate Hershel V. Johnson pulling the "platform" one way while southerners John C. Breckinridge and Joseph Lane, driven by James Buchanan, strain in the other direction, Republican candidates Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin anticipate the "smash up" of the Democratic Party.
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Animal\Donkey  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Headdress  Search this
Vehicle\Train  Search this
Railroad  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Male  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\US Senator\Illinois  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Illinois  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Stephen Arnold Douglas: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge\Justice\State Supreme Court Justice\Illinois  Search this
James Buchanan: Male  Search this
James Buchanan: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
James Buchanan: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
James Buchanan: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Pennsylvania  Search this
James Buchanan: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
James Buchanan: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State  Search this
James Buchanan: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
James Buchanan: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Pennsylvania  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Male  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive\Railroad  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War\Confederate Secretary of War  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Kentucky  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge: Politics and Government\US Senator\Kentucky  Search this
Joseph Lane: Male  Search this
Joseph Lane: Military\Army\Officer  Search this
Joseph Lane: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Joseph Lane: Politics and Government\US Senator\Oregon  Search this
Joseph Lane: Politics and Government\Governor\Oregon  Search this
Joseph Lane: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Indiana  Search this
Joseph Lane: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Delegate  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Male  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Natural Resources\Agriculturist  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Military\Soldier  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Smithsonian Institution\Regent  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Printer  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Politics and Government\US Senator\Maine  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Politics and Government\Governor\Maine  Search this
Hannibal Hamlin: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Maine  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Male  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Law and Law Enforcement\Judge  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Politics and Government\Governor\Georgia  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Georgia  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Politics and Government\Vice-Presidential Candidate  Search this
Herschel Vespasian Johnson: Politics and Government\Statesman\Confederate  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
Object number:
NPG.83.237
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.83.237