From The Gettysburg Battlefield To The Appomattox Courthouse


The tallest ruler on the globe is inaugurated at Washington—the lesser luminaries of Europe assisting deferentially. Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun. New York, April 1865.

This double-page cartoon of Lincoln’s second inaugural appeared in Frank Leslie’s Budget of Fun in April 1865.   The work of William Newman, a caricaturist whose work appeared regularly in Leslie’s publications, the cartoon shows Columbia welcoming back Lincoln for another four years, as several world leaders show deference to the “tallest ruler on the globe.”

Lincoln Collection   The William Whiting Nolen Collection of Lincolniana.