Voting and Election Results


 “Poor McRobinson Crusoe!”
  Cartoonist:  Justin Howard
  Source:  Yankee Notions
  Date:   December 1, 1864, p. 353

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
In the wake of President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection, this cartoon cover of the December 1864 issue of Yankee Notions, portrays the defeated Democratic nominee, General George B. McClellan as Robinson Crusoe stranded on a deserted island. In the background, the ship “Democracy” sinks under an “Abraham Lincoln” rainbow.













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