Consulting the Oracle

Consulting the Oracle

Title: Consulting the Oracle

Year: 1861

Creator: Harpers Weekly

Description: President Lincoln confronts a seated Columbia, with a staff and a headpiece “Liberty.” She hands him a rolled document “Constitution Amended” as a rolled “Chicago Platform” stands in his hat on the floor. An eagle standing on an olive branch looks on. .

President Lincoln. ” And, what next ?”
Columbia. “First be sure you’re right, then go ahead!”