Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, before it was possible for newspapers and magazines to print photographs. Yet a very curious public received images of the candidate and his campaign.
These lithographs and photographs show Lincoln's 1860 presidential campaign as it appeared to the American public at the time.
- Engraving Based On an Iconic Mathew Brady PhotographAn engraving based on a photograph by Mathew Brady.
- The Wigwam, Site of Lincoln's NominationThe Wigwam, the building constructed for the 1860 Republican Convention in Chicago.
- Lincoln's Name Was Unfamiliar to Many AmericansCampaign banner with Lincoln's first name misspelled.
- Lincoln Posed for an Illinois Photographer During the Election SummerA portrait of Lincoln by photographer Alexander Hesler.
- An 1860 Campaign Banner With Lincoln's PortraitLincoln's portrait on an 1860 campaign banner.
- Lincoln Supporters Called Wide-Awakes Took His Message to City StreetsA rally of the New York City Wide-Awake Club.
- A Lincoln-Hamlin Campaign ButtonThe Lincoln-Hamlin 1860 ticket portrayed on a campaign button.
- A Political Cartoon Poking Fun at Lincoln's OpponentsCartoon showing Lincoln about to consume two opponents.
- Lincoln Shown About to Smash His Struggling FoesLincoln was portrayed driving a speeding locomotive in a political cartoon.
- Lincoln and His Opponents Satirized as Baseball PlayersA political cartoon portrayed Lincoln as a winning baseball player.
- Lincoln and Hamlin On a Campaign BannerAbraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin pictured on an 1860 campaign banner.
- Lincoln Depicted Returning Home After the 1860 CampaignA lithograph depicted Lincoln returning home after the 1860 campaign.
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