Photo, Print, Drawing The true issue or "That's what's the matter"
About this Item
- The true issue or "That's what's the matter"
- In a rare pro-Democrat cartoon presidential aspirant George Brinton McClellan is portrayed as the intermediary between Abraham Lincoln and Confederacy president Jefferson Davis. Gen. McClellan is in the center acting as a go-between in a tug-of-war over a "Map of the United States" engaged in by Lincoln (left) and Davis. He holds the two men by their lapels and asserts, "The Union must be preserved at all hazards!" Lincoln tugs at the northern side of the map, saying, "No peace without abolition." Davis pulls at the southern portion, advocating, "No peace without Separation!!"
- Currier & Ives.
Created / Published
- New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1864.
- - McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885
- - Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
- - Davis, Jefferson,--1808-1889
- - Presidential elections--United States--1860-1870
- - Maps--United States--1860-1870
- Political cartoons--1860-1870.
- Political cartoons--1860-1870
- - Title from item.
- - Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 6721
- - Lorant, p. 265
- - Wilson, p. 269-269
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1864-28.
- 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 27 x 33 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Currier & Ives--True issue (A size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- pga 10037 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.10037
- cph 3g12609 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g12609
- cph 3a16240 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a16240
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-pga-10037 (digital file from original item) LC-USZC4-12609 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-13957 (b&w film copy neg.)
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Currier & Ives. The true issue or "That's what's the matter". United States, ca. 1864. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003656580/.
APA citation style:
Currier & Ives. (ca. 1864) The true issue or "That's what's the matter". United States, ca. 1864. New York: Published by Currier & Ives. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003656580/.
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Currier & Ives. The true issue or "That's what's the matter". New York: Published by Currier & Ives. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003656580/>.