Creator: Vanity Fair
Description: This was Vanity Fair’s first cartoon of Lincoln, published shortly after the nomination.
Blondin had crossed Niagara Falls on a tight-rope, 1100 feet long, stretched 160 feet above the water; and he was performing similar feats in other parts of the country. The fence rail upon which Lincoln walks is decayed and broken.
From the bank, Horace Greeley, worried lest the Negro’s interests should be neglected in Lincoln’s canvass, calls out: ‘Don’t drop the carpet-bag!’”