Image ID
ICHi-052453
Headline
Political cartoon titled The Miscegenation Ball
Title (of Artwork/Object)
The Miscegenation Ball
Date Created
1864
Creator
Kimmel & Forster
Creator Role
publisher
Artwork/Object Depicted
lithographs
Copyright Notice
No known copyright restrictions.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-052453
Storage Location
Oversize P&P - Image flat files, People - H; Lincoln - Prints - Cartoons
Max Pixels - Height
2789
Max Pixels - Width
4547
KEYWORDS
LN0119
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color
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
political cartoons
African Americans
caricatures
elections
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Lincoln at 200
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ICHi-52453
political cartoon titled the miscegenation ball

Detail of the political cartoon titled: The Miscegenation Ball, 1864, by Kimmel & Forster, New York. Printed by Bromley & Co., New York. During the election of 1864, Democrats preyed upon the fears of many white Americans with political cartoons about miscegenation, or racial interbreeding. This cartoon imagines black women dancing with white Republican office holders and presidential electors beneath a banner proclaiming Universal Freedom under President Abraham Lincoln.

Detail of the political cartoon titled: The Miscegenation Ball, 1864, by Kimmel & Forster, New York. Printed by Bromley & Co., New York. During the election of 1864, Democrats preyed upon the fears of many white Americans with political cartoons about miscegenation, or racial interbreeding. This cartoon imagines black women dancing with white Republican office holders and presidential electors beneath a banner proclaiming Universal Freedom under President Abraham Lincoln.