Panel exhibition, with interpretive and educational materials, that explores images, especially cartoons, as a way of investigating Abraham Lincoln in the context of his times. These cartoons are vividly biting; they invite us to put aside twenty-first-century assumptions and look at events through the eyes of people living in the era. Among the highlights are a California printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and political cartoons relating to the election of 1860.
For more information about the host site, visit: http://www.bhs.bboed.org/schools/bhs/index_B.htm
For more information about the exhibition, visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/looking-lincoln-political-cartoons-from-civil-war-era