The ‘Ins’ and the ‘Outs’

The ‘Ins’ and the ‘Outs’


Title: The ‘Ins’ and the ‘Outs’

Year: 1861

Creator: Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun

Description: The U.S. Government is portrayed as a big block of cheese being occupied by Democratic rats. A new crop of rats headed by New York newspaper editors James Gordon Bennett (Herald), Horace Greeley (Tribune) and Henry J. Raymond (Times) are show read to take over. They are led by “Old Abe” Lincoln who saids: “Come clear out, ye Yarmints! None of your sly nibbles at our cheese. There’s nothing for you here; there’s not half enough for us – the Southern rats have carried off so much, we shan’t be able to make it last our time!”