Photo, Print, Drawing The national game. Three "outs" and one "run"
About this Item
- The national game. Three "outs" and one "run"
- A pro-Lincoln satire, deposited for copyright weeks before the 1860 presidential election. The contest is portrayed as a baseball game in which Lincoln has defeated (left to right) John Bell, Stephen A. Douglas, and John C. Breckinridge. Lincoln (right) stands with his foot on "Home Base," advising the others, "Gentlemen, if any of you should ever take a hand in another match at this game, remember that you must have a good bat' and strike a fair ball' to make a clean score' & a home run.'" His "good bat" is actually a wooden rail labeled "Equal Rights and Free Territory." Lincoln wears a belt inscribed "Wide Awake Club." (See no. 1860-14 on the Wide-Awakes.) A skunk stands near the other candidates, signifying that they have been "skunk'd." Breckinridge (center), a Southern Democrat, holds his nose, saying, "I guess I'd better leave for Kentucky, for I smell something strong around here, and begin to think, that we are completely skunk'd.'" His bat is labeled "Slavery Extension" and his belt "Disunion Club." At far left John Bell of the Constitutional Union party observes, "It appears to me very singular that we three should strike foul' and be put out' while old Abe made such a good lick.' Bell's belt says "Union Club," and his bat "Fusion." Regular Democratic nominee Douglas replies, "That's because he had that confounded rail, to strike with, I thought our fusion would be a short stop' to his career." He grasps a bat labeled "Non Intervention."
- Currier & Ives.
- Maurer, Louis, 1832-1932, artist
Created / Published
- [New York : Currier & Ives], c1860.
- - Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
- - Bates, Edward,--1793-1869
- - Bell, John,--1801-1888
- - Breckinridge, John C.--(John Cabell),--1821-1875
- - Douglas, Stephen A.--(Stephen Arnold),--1813-1861
- - Baseball--1860-1870
- - Presidential elections--1860-1870
- - Baseball
- - Bates, Edward
- - Bell, John, as presidential candidate
- - Breckenridge, John C
- - Douglas, Stephen Arnold
- - Lincoln, Abraham, presidential candidate
- - Wide-Awake Club
- Political cartoons--1860-1870.
- Satires (Visual works)--1860-1870.
- Political cartoons--1860-1870
- Satires (Visual works)--1860-1870
- - Title from item.
- - Probably drawn by Louis Maurer.
- - Inscribed bottom center: "Sept. 15, 1860."
- - Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 4766
- - Weitenkampf, p. 124
- - Wilson, p. 26-27
- - Lorant, p. 241
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1860-42.
- - Exhibited: "Baseball Americana," at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, South Gallery (LJ-250), February 4 - July 31, 2019.
- 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; 29 x 34 cm (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
- PGA - Currier & Ives--National game... (B size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 09311 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.09311
- cph 3g12942 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g12942
- cph 3a14790 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a14790
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-09311 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-12942 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-12425 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
Additional Metadata Formats
- (John Cabell)
- (Stephen Arnold)
- Bates, Edward
- Bell, John
- Bell, John, as Presidential Candidate
- Breckenridge, John C
- Breckenridge, John C.
- Breckinridge, John C.
- Douglas, Stephen A.
- Douglas, Stephen Arnold
- Lincoln, Abraham
- Lincoln, Abraham, Presidential Candidate
- Political Cartoons
- Presidential Elections
- Satires (Visual Works)
- Wide-Awake Club
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Currier & Ives, and Louis Maurer. The national game. Three "outs" and one "run". , ca. 1860. [New York: Currier & Ives] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674584/.
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Currier & Ives & Maurer, L. (ca. 1860) The national game. Three "outs" and one "run". , ca. 1860. [New York: Currier & Ives] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003674584/.
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Currier & Ives, and Louis Maurer. The national game. Three "outs" and one "run". [New York: Currier & Ives] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003674584/>.