Lincoln and McClellan Compared


 “The Good Uncle and the Naughty Boy,”
  Cartoonist:  Frank Bellew
  Source:  Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun
  Date:   December 1, 1864, p. 16

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Budget of Fun cartoon accuses Democratic presidential nominee George B. McClellan of aiding the Confederate cause. Uncle Sam points to a map of the United States, which the tearful boy, McClellan, denies tearing to give to the hand-tied boy representing the Confederacy. The tall, manly Abraham Lincoln replies that when the event occurred he himself was “at the top of the poll”—i.e., had won the presidential contest.













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