Grand Distribution of Government Pap

Grand Distribution of Government Pap

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Title: Grand Distribution of Government Pap

Year: 1861

Creator: Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun

Description: The cartoons portrays ravenous Republican children gathered around “Aunty Abe” Lincoln who has a ladle and some porridge in a bowl. “Why, boys, how hungry you do seem! You look as though you could eat me!” Standing on a chair, Horace Greeley tells President Lincoln: “So you’d be hungry, aunty, if you’d not tasted pap for eight years!” Democrats had controlled the White House from 1853-1861 and Republicans were anxious for patronage.

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