Great Swimming Match to Come Off on the Fourth of November

Great Swimming Match to Come Off on the Fourth of November


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Title: Great Swimming Match to Come Off on the Fourth of November

Year: 1860

Creator: Bunker

Description: Three presidential candidates are shown swimming in the sea with seagulls hovering above and a sailboat in the distance. At the right, Abraham Lincoln refers to squatter sovereignty: “Where’s you strength now, Steve? You got nothing to squat on!” Stephen Douglas in the middle responds: “I wouldn’t squat on your rail if I could, Abe! I swim to win a Free Soil and not a Black Republic! Make way!” John Breckinrdige, struggling from the left, says: “I’m coming, boys! The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong!”

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