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Your Plan and Mine

Creator:
Currier & Ives
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1864
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 13 in x 17 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0055
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This political cartoon by Currier & Ives depicts Jefferson Davis, President Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan and an unnamed African-American soldier. By dividing the page in half and, through vignettes, the cartoon contrasts the greatly differing viewpoints of McClellan and Lincoln on how the South would be treated at the end of the Civil War, showing these viewpoints in action. The left half shows McClellan's plan in which the African-American soldier is given back to the South to be a slave again. The right half shows Lincoln's plan in which slavery would not continue and the South would peaceably come back under the government of the Union. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum