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Uncle Abe and Butler Cartoon

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1860-1870
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 11 3/16 in x 9 3/8 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0117
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This cartoon depicts Abraham Lincoln opening a door and greeting Benjamin Butler. Butler is depicted as a large balding man with longer hair over his ears and a full mustache. He is dressed in an apron and holds cleaning supplies. The text under the image reads: UNCLE ABE: "Hello! Ben, is that you? Glad to see you!" BUTLER: "Yes, Uncle Abe. Got through that New Orleans job. Cleaned them out and scrubbed them up! Any more scrubbing to give out?" The print is unsigned, unlabeled, and undated. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum