Item: "The Nigger" in the Woodpile

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Record Number: 12334
Address: New York, NY
Date of Original: 1860
Image description: A racist parody of Republican efforts to play down the antislavery plank in their 1860 platform. Horace Greeley stands at left reassuring a man identified as "Young America," who represents Progressive Democrats. Also pictured in the cartoon is Abraham Lincoln.

A Currier & Ives lithograph by Louis Maurer.