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    Sale 2486 | Lot 115
    Price Realized: $2,375With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2486 Lot 115

      (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

      Estimate $600 - 900

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,375