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Lloyd's New Political Chart, 1861

Creator:
H. H. Lloyd & Co.
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1861
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 36 3/4 in x 28 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.083.1205
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This large color broadside includes various types of information related to the political statistics of the United States after the 1860 presidential election in which Abraham Lincoln was elected. At the top of the chart is an illustrated color portrait of George Washington, first president of the United States. To the viewer's left is a listing of the popular votes for each of the four presidential candidates by state. To the viewer's right is a list of the states through the decades from 1790 to 1860 with the slave states shown in italics. Below the portrait of Washington is a larger portrait of Abraham Lincoln below which is a short biography. To the viewer's left of Lincoln's portrait is a portrait of Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott below which is a short biography. To the viewer's right of Lincoln's portrait is that of Major Robert Anderson, Commander at Fort Sumter, also with a short biography. Below Lincoln's portrait is a collage of smaller oval portraits of the members of President Lincoln's Cabinet surrounded by short biographies of each: William Henry Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron, Gideon Welles, Caleb B. Smith, Montgomery Blair, and Edward Bates. To the viewer's left of the information on the Cabinet members is a chart showing the population of the principal cities of the United States as well as a chart showing the salaries of the president, vice president, and Cabinet members. To the viewer's right are charts listing the population of the United States from 1790-1860 by state, the population of the territories in 1860, and a listing of the number of electoral votes for each presidential candidate beginning with the presidential election in 1800 through the 1860 election. Below the Cabinet member portraits and information is a map of the United States showing the free states, the border slave states, the cotton states, and territories in different colors. To the viewer's left of the map is a large portrait of Major-general John E. Wool under which is biographical information. To the viewer's right of the map is a large portrait of Lieutenant Slemmer, Commander at Fort Pickens, with biographical information. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum