Republicans and Democrats


 untitled [Black Draught]
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun
  Date:   August 1, 1860, p. 9 (top)

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Uncle Sam presents the Republican national ticket of presidential nominee Abraham Lincoln (left) and vice-presidential nominee Hannibal Hamlin to Columbia, who lounges like an ancient Roman empress. She rejects their offer of “Black Draught” liquor, which associates the Republicans (in the eyes of the Democratic cartoonist) with abolitionism and racial equality.













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