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We Need Another Lincoln to Free Other Slaves

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overall: 5 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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Cartoons, Broadsides & Ephemera


This postcard features a reproduction of an editorial cartoon from The Sunday Examiner depicting children laboring in a factory with a shadow of President Abraham Lincoln with an African American man kneeling in front of him in the foreground. The caption is printed above the image. Text below the image reads "On February 12 we celebrated the birthday of Lincoln. This picture illustrates one of his great official acts, the freeing of the black slave. In the shadow of history we see Lincoln's noble figure, and at his feet the black man whom he set free. Where shall we find the man to free the slaves of today, not black men full grown, but white children, weak, cheated of life before life has really begun? What man, what Party with millions of men behind it will do for white children what Lincoln did for black men?" The postcard reverse is divided. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum