Badgering Him

Badgering Him


Title: Badgering Him

Year: 1860

Creator: Vanity Fair

Description: New York Herald owner James Gordon Bennett is portraying as a dog tethered to the New York Herald as President-elect Lincoln hides in a hole under a tree. Bennett said: “Bow! Wod! Come out, Mr. Lincoln!”

According to commentator Albert Shaw, “Mr. Lincoln, as President-elect, was in constant consultation with party leaders throughout the country, but he was not making speeches, and the Herald had been trying vainly to draw him out.”