Three to One You Don’t Get It, [Variation on the Popular Interpretation of the Meaning of the Pawnbroker’s Sons]

Three to One You Don’t Get It, [Variation on the Popular Interpretation of the Meaning of the Pawnbroker’s Sons]

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Title: Three to One You Don’t Get It, [Variation on the Popular Interpretation of the Meaning of the Pawnbroker’s Sons]

Year: 1860

Creator: Vanity Fair

Description: Abraham Lincoln is seen about to enter a pawn broker shop identified by three globes (Stephen Douglas, John Breckinridge, John Bell). He’s carrying a number of rails identified as Chicago Platform, Stock in Trade, Tribune, and Sambo. The cartoonist clearly doesn’t think that Lincoln will be able to redeem his rails for the presidency.

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