"Art is a lie that tells the truth" -- Pablo Picasso
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
A Little Discovery
This is an 1861 Republican Party campaign poster announcing Lincoln's election. Look very closely at the inscription on the scroll around the eagle. Remember that this is a Republican poster. Can you imagine any Republican from the last 100 years saying any such thing? Well, other than Teddy Roosevelt.
My! How things have changed!
This is the only image of this I could find online and would dearly love to find a book with this poster to scan so I can make a larger image. I'd love to use that eagle in my sidebar.