Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 115

Price Realized: $ 2,375
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Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(PRINTS--CARTOONS.) Magee, J.L.; artist. A Little Game of Bagatelle, between Old Abe the Rail Splitter & Little Mac the Gunboat General. Lithograph, 12 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches; edges worn with 3 repaired closed tears in the margins. Philadelphia, 1864

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A pro-Lincoln print from the 1864 presidential campaign. Lincoln and his Democratic opponent McClellan face off at the billiard table. Lincoln and Johnson are running the board while McClellan and Pendleton sulk, and McClellan's Copperhead ally Clement Vallandigham (who had already been convicted of treason and exiled to the Confederacy) gripes about the poor performance. An angry cat named "Miss Cegenation" runs around at their feet. 3 copies in OCLC, and none others traced at auction since 1924.