Abe Lincoln’s Last Card; or, Rouge et Noir

Abe Lincoln’s Last Card; or, Rouge et Noir


174
Title: Abe Lincoln’s Last Card; or, Rouge et Noir

Year: 1863

Creator: Bunker

Description: President Lincoln is shown playing cards with a southern soldier. He raises his last card which shows the racist image of a black man. The card game’s surface sits on a barrel of gunpowder – raising questions about whether the draft emancipation proclamation was a real card or a bluff.

Please visit our Lehrman Institute Sites