The Inside Track
Title: The Inside Track
Creator: Henry Louis Stephens, Vanity Fair
Description: A tall, lanky Thurlow Weed at left says to President-elect Lincoln: “Trust to my friend Seward – Trust to US. We’‘ll compromise this little difficulty for you. But trust to US. Gentlemen from the country are often egregiously swindled by unprincipled sharpers. (Impressively) TRUST TO US.”
A short, obsequious William H. Seward leans in from the right.
At the far left, carrying a copy of the Republican Party’s “Chicago Platform”, New York Tribune Editor Horace Greeley tries to get in the door. Greeley was a political rival of the Seward-Weed faction in New York State politics.