Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 10, 1968 · Page 1
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 1

Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 10, 1968
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LOOKING Through the years, Abraham Lincoln has takeft his place in history as a stern leader, one concerned with the welfare of his countrymen, For his present day admirers, it is hard to believe he was as much maligned and caricatured in his own time as our current * - • * • president at times might be, Here, in a series of political cartoons published during the Civil War period, Lincoln is reflected from the eyes of those artists in varying lights of acceptance or hostility. "Mr. Lincoln Sets a Style" appeared March 16,1861. It depicts a druggist who holds the agency for the Lincoln "whiskeropherous", who advises a visitor to try the product and, in three weeks, be as hairy and handsome as Lincoln. Lincoln's statement concerning the uncomfortable position of his office brought this Frank Leslie work, titled "A Presidential-elect's Uncomfortable Seat" into publication March 2, 1861, showing the President-elect on the points of many rifle bayonets. HARRiSBURG STATION f0r th§ New Cabinet Maker" was Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly, Feb. 2,1861, way of say- Ing yngoln had a job cut out for him patching up the kreaj< between North and South. Published March 9,1§61, this parody, entitled "The Mac Lincoln Harrisburg High^ land Fling" mocked, the night trip made by Lincoln from Hi/ri§burg, Pa., to Wash? ington to escape possible assassination, wearing a Spoteh cap on the trip. is Week's PICTURE SHOW-AP Newsfenturw When New York responded to the d/aft |a,w. with riots, Frank Leslie, on Aug. ?Q, 1S6J, brought out Lincoln as a confused "Mammy", trying to cope with "The Naughty Boy Gotham, Who Would Not Take The Draft". "Long Abraham a Little Longer", drawn by Frank Bellew, expressed the relief which local northerners welcomed Lincoln's, re-ejgctipn. It appeared in Harper's Weekty Nov. 17, 1§§4,

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