1. Creator/Author:
  2. Rickey, Mallory & Company (4)

Dividing the National Map

Creator:
Rickey, Mallory & Company, University of Kentucky
Location:
Ohio, Cincinnati
Origin Date:
1950-1970
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 17 1/2 in x 23 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0874
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This print is a facsimile of an 1860 political cartoon originally published by Currier & Ives during the campaign for the presidential election of 1860. There were four candidates, Abraham Lincoln (Republican), Stephen Douglas (Northern Democrat), John C. Breckenridge (Southern Democrat), and John Bell (Constitutional Union) vying for the nation’s highest political office. This broadside, printed in Cincinnati, pictures Bell (at far right) with a pot of glue poised to begin repairs while the other three candidates do their best to rip the map of the United States to pieces. Lincoln and Douglas, pictured at far left, are fighting over the northern and western states while Breckenridge takes the South. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum