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Abraham Lincoln: The Nation’s Martyr
Before his assassination, Lincoln was often the focus of political cartoons criticizing his performance as a politician and president. Lincoln's untimely death, however, redefined his status in the mind of the American public. Once caricatured for his lanky appearance, Lincoln was reverently depicted as a national martyr in this portrait. Currier & Ives ultimately published over 70 images of the slain president.
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