Lincoln & Douglas in a Presidential Foot Race

This cartoon depicts rival presidential nominees Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas matched in a foot race. Lincoln's great height and Douglas' characteristic shortness are equally exaggerated. From a fence an African American taunts Douglas in a reference to the slavery question central to the election campaign.

Date:
1860
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
1860.0149
Height:
2075px
Width:
2576px
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