From Rail-Splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860-1865

From Rail-Splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860-1865

by Gary Bunker

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From Rail-Splitter to Icon: Lincoln's Image in Illustrated Periodicals, 1860-1865 by Gary Bunker

The Lincoln images, originally appearing in such publications as Budget of Fun, Comic Monthly, New York Illustrated News, Phunny Phellow, Southern Punch, and Yankee Notions, significantly expand our understanding of the evolution of public opinion toward Lincoln, the complex dynamics of Civil War, popular art and culture, the media, political caricature, and presidential politics.

Lincoln, appealed to illustrators because of his distinctive physical features. (One could scarcely conceive of a similar book on James Buchanan, his immediate predecessor.) Despite ever-improving techniques, Lincoln pictorial prominence competed favorably with any succeeding president in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873387019
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.75(h) x (d)

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