The Smothering of the Democratic Princes
Title: The Smothering of the Democratic Princes
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.”