Art: Old Abr'm

When Abraham Lincoln was first named for the legislature in 1832 he said:

"I presume you all know who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. My politics are short and sweet, like the old lady's dance. . . . If elected I shall be thankful; if not all will be the same."

Political caricaturists were quick to seize upon the rude rusticity of Lincoln features and figure.* During the Lincoln-Douglas debates every U. S. newspaper-reader came to recognize the beardless, bony railsplitter, shabbily clothed, big stick in hand, whacking at his rotund...

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