The Smothering of the Democratic Princes

The Smothering of the Democratic Princes


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Title: The Smothering of the Democratic Princes

Year: 1860

Creator: Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun

Description: This cartoon uses the murder of the two nephews of Richard III as an analogy for Republican attempts to stop the campaigns of John Bell, John Breckinridge and Stephen A. Douglas from uniting against him.

Caption: Enter two Assassins (vide Shakespeare), Cateby Lincoln and Ratcliff Sanders steal surreptitiously into the Apartment of the Sleeping Princes, Bell and Breckinridge, and smother them with the Pil(lar)low of Squatter Sovereignty.”

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