Photo, Print, Drawing Political "blondins" crossing salt river

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Title
Political "blondins" crossing salt river
Summary
Print shows Abraham Lincoln balancing on a rail resting on a rock labeled "Abolition Rock" on the "North" shore of a "Salt River"; Lincoln is about to step onto the "South" shore, but Horace Greeley, labeled "Tribune", has fallen off the other end of the rail, which will upset Lincoln before he reaches shore, he states "Confound Greeley! he told me that it was not necessary for this end of my rail to rest on anything, as long as he sat on the other end, and I believed, and am lost!" Other presidential candidates, Stephen A. Douglas and John C. Breckinridge are walking tightropes to cross from the North to the South. Douglas is falling off a rope labeled "Non Intervention"; his uneven balance pole, labeled "Squatter Government" has thrown him off balance. Breckinridge is riding on the shoulders of Joseph Lane who is walking a rope labeled "Slavery Extension". Candidates John Bell and Edward Everett of the Constitutional Union Party are standing on a bridge labeled "Constitutio[n]al Bridge"; Everett states "Built by Washington, Jefferson and the Patriots of 76 this bridge is the only structure that connects these two shores in an indissoluble bond of union, and woe be to the man who attempts to undermine it."
Contributor Names
Currier & Ives.
Created / Published
[New York] : Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y., [1860]
Subject Headings
-  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
-  Greeley, Horace,--1811-1872
-  Douglas, Stephen A.--(Stephen Arnold),--1813-1861
-  Breckinridge, John C.--(John Cabell),--1821-1875
-  Lane, Joseph,--1801-1881
-  Bell, John,--1796-1869
-  Everett, Edward,--1794-1865
-  Constitutional Union Party (U.S.)
-  Presidential elections--United States--1860
-  Political platforms--1860
-  Aerialists--1860
-  Rivers--1860
-  Bridges--1860
Format Headings
Lithographs--1860.
Political cartoons--1860.
Genre
Political cartoons--1860
Lithographs--1860
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5228
-  Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).
Medium
1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 34.1 x 45.9 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA - Currier & Ives--Political "blondins" ... (B size) [P&P]
Source Collection
Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
pga 04974 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.04974
cph 3a16210 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a16210
Library of Congress Control Number
2001700598
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-pga-04974 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-13926 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
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Description
1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 34.1 x 45.9 cm. | Print shows Abraham Lincoln balancing on a rail resting on a rock labeled "Abolition Rock" on the "North" shore of a "Salt River"; Lincoln is about to step onto the "South" shore, but Horace Greeley, labeled "Tribune", has fallen off the other end of the rail, which will upset Lincoln before he reaches shore, he states "Confound Greeley! he told me that it was not necessary for this end of my rail to rest on anything, as long as he sat on the other end, and I believed, and am lost!" Other presidential candidates, Stephen A. Douglas and John C. Breckinridge are walking tightropes to cross from the North to the South. Douglas is falling off a rope labeled "Non Intervention"; his uneven balance pole, labeled "Squatter Government" has thrown him off balance. Breckinridge is riding on the shoulders of Joseph Lane who is walking a rope labeled "Slavery Extension". Candidates John Bell and Edward Everett of the Constitutional Union Party are standing on a bridge labeled "Constitutio[n]al Bridge"; Everett states "Built by Washington, Jefferson and the Patriots of 76 this bridge is the only structure that connects these two shores in an indissoluble bond of union, and woe be to the man who attempts to undermine it."
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Currier & Ives. Political "blondins" Crossing Salt River. United States, 1860. [New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2001700598/.

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Currier & Ives. (1860) Political "blondins" Crossing Salt River. United States, 1860. [New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2001700598/.

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Currier & Ives. Political "blondins" Crossing Salt River. [New York: Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St. N.Y] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2001700598/>.