1. Creator/Author:
  2. Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (4)

Sinbad Lincoln and the Old Man of the Sea

Creator:
Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Frank Bellew
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
1862
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 16 in x 10 3/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.2804
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This political cartoon was published as a supplement to the May 3, 1862, issue of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln is shown as a caricature of Sinbad carrying Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles on his shoulders out of the water. The ironclad vessel Merrimac and the ship Nashville are seen in the background. The artist's initials are printed in the lower right corner of the illustration. The caption is printed in the lower margin. Surrounding the cartoon on the page are various advertisements. A full-page advertisement for Frank Leslie's Pictorial History of the War of 1861-2 is on the reverse. See Rufus Rockwell Wilson's "Lincoln in Caricature" for the authors explanation of the cartoon by copying and pasting in your browser the following URL" https://archive.org/stream/lincolnincaricat00wils#page/6/mode/2up Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum