A President-elect’s Uncomfortable Seat

A President-elect’s Uncomfortable Seat


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Title: A President-elect’s Uncomfortable Seat

Year: 1861

Creator: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

Description: Seated atop a pyramid of rifle bayonets, Mr. Lincoln says: “Oh, it’s all well enough to say that I must support the dignity of my high office by force – but it’s darned uncomfortable sitting.”

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