The Political Eclipse of 1860
Title: The Political Eclipse of 1860
Creator: Poster , Rickey, Mallory, and Co.
Description: John Bell at left looks through a telescope at a black image of Abraham Lincoln.
He says to Stephen A. Douglas, standing in the South portion of a map of the United States as a dark shadow spreads across the north: “Stephen the entir[e] northern limb seems to be eclipsed.”
Douglas responds: “If that is the case John we better fuse”
Commentator Albert Shaw noted: “The effort to defeat Lincoln did result in a fusion of electoral tickets in New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and New Jersey, in spite of which Lincoln carried all the Northern States.”