Featuring President Abraham Lincoln as Brutus
1863 print with a caricature of two negroes and Abraham Lincoln as the players in a satirical view titled "Brutus and Caesar." The negro at the left, wearing striped pants and a polka dot shirt, is fast asleep as he sits in a chair holding his banjo at his side. The negro at the center, representing the ghost of Caesar, is wearing a long robe and defiantly poses with his arms folded across his chest. President Lincoln, seated at the right, representing Brutus, wears a robe with a stars and stripes shawl draped over his shoulder, sandals, and is holding a book in his hand. Title below: Brutus And Caesar. (From the American Edition of Shakspeare). The Tent of Brutus (Lincoln). Night. Enter the Ghost of Caesar. Brutus- "Wall, now! Do tell! Who's you?" Caesar- "I am dy ebil genus, massa Linking, Dis child am awful Inimpressional." Published in Punch Magazine. Imprint at the top, Punch, Or The London Charivari, August 15, 1863. 8 x 10 3/4. Scarce and very desirable Civil War date Abraham Lincoln and black related print. Excellent condition.