THE COPPERHEAD MILLENIUM. "AND THE LION AND THE LAMB SHALL LIE DOWN TOGETHER," AND SAMMY BARLOW SHALL LEAD THEM. Election of 1864.

THE COPPERHEAD MILLENIUM. "AND THE LION AND THE LAMB SHALL LIE DOWN TOGETHER," AND SAMMY BARLOW SHALL LEAD THEM.

[New York? 1864]. Broadside, 9" x 8-3/8." Lightly foxed. lower margin browned, Good+

McClellan, the 1864 Democratic Party presidential candidate, is depicted as a lion. His running mate, George Pendleton, as a lamb; and a wizard-like Sammy Barlow as their handler. "Sammy Barlow" is Samuel Latham Mitchell Barlow [1826-1889], an owner of the New York World newspaper, a successful lawyer, and a noisy Democrat-Copperhead. He is occasionally called "Sammy Barlow" in satiric verse, "the great peace-shrieker of New York city," vociferously advocating a Copperhead platform [Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, 24 September 1864].
Not in Reilly or Weitenkampf. Located at the online sites of Library Company of Philadelphia, Brown University, and Free Library of Philadelphia, which identifies the artist as Henry Louis Stephens, a New Yorker . OCLC 77530460 [1- Lincoln Pres. Lib.] as of June 2020. Item #36781

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