Abraham Lincoln as a Pharmacist | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Abraham Lincoln as a Pharmacist

Abraham Lincoln as a Pharmacist | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Lincoln is portrayed as a pharmacist with the names of the Union generals on some of the products that surround him in an apothecary. Some examples: "Scott's extirpation powders, sure cure for rattle snake bite" and "Butler's mineral pills." The products are meant to cure the illness of secession. For example: "Lincoln's renowned Rebel exterminator warranted not to spoil in warm climates" and "Preserved grape in canisters." The Confederate leaders are shown being hung in specimen bottles. Red and blue ink on beige envelope, image on left side.<br>Image printed on envelope, mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.</br>
DESCRIPTION
Lincoln is portrayed as a pharmacist with the names of the Union generals on some of the products that surround him in an apothecary. Some examples: "Scott's extirpation powders, sure cure for rattle snake bite" and "Butler's mineral pills." The products are meant to cure the illness of secession. For example: "Lincoln's renowned Rebel exterminator warranted not to spoil in warm climates" and "Preserved grape in canisters." The Confederate leaders are shown being hung in specimen bottles. Red and blue ink on beige envelope, image on left side.
Image printed on envelope, mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75993
Creation Date:after 1860
Creator Name:Whipple, G. M., & A. A. Smith, Salem, Massachusetts
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Collection Name:Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 2630, Box#1, page 118
Original Dimensions:6 x 3.375 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
SUBJECTS
Americana
Presidents
Signs and symbols
Caricatures and cartoons
Ephemera
Medicine
Patent medicines
Pharmacists
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men

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