Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 108

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(PRINTS--CARTOONS.) [Maurer, Louis; artist?] Storming the Castle: "Old Abe" on Guard. Lithograph, 13 x 17 3/4 inches; moderate dampstaining, 3-inch closed tear with tape repair on verso. New York: Currier & Ives, 1860

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The three candidates opposing Lincoln struggle to break into the White House--Douglas fiddles with a set of keys while Bell stands guard, and lame duck President Buchanan tries to haul Breckinridge through a window. Lincoln comes around the corner carrying a rail sharpened into a spear: "You needn't think to catch me napping; for I am a regular Wide Awake." Reilly 1860-40.