The Great Exhibition of 1860

Currier & Ives, American, 1857 - 1907
Louis Maurer, American (born Germany), 1832 - 1932



Lithograph on paper

Sheet: 12 1/2 × 17 1/4 in. (31.8 × 43.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Sherman Adams, Class of 1920



Currier & Ives, New York


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, speech bubble, upper left: Now caper about on your rail / Abraham, while I play the "Slieve / gammon polka."_ "All the way / from Oregon" Mrs. Gurneys / "Love song" and other choice / airs from my private collection." [Horace Greeley]; inscribed, on stone, speech bubble, upper left: Mum. [Abraham Lincoln]; inscribed, on stone, speech bubble, upper center: It's no use, trying to keep me and / the "Irrepressible" infant in the back- / ground; for we are really the head / and front of this party, __ [William H. Seward]; inscribed, on stone, speech bubble, upper left: I'll stick fast / to you General, for the / present; because I have / my own little axe to grind._ [Henry J. Raymond]; inscribed, on stone, speech bubble, upper right: Please Gentlemen! help a Family in / reduced circumstances, we are very / hard up, and will even take three / cents if we can't get more, just to / keep the little Nigger alive. [James Watson Webb]; inscribed, on stone, on organ, center left: NEW YORK / TRIBUNE.; inscribed, on stone, on rail, center: REPUBLICAN PLATFORM; inscribed, on stone, on Raymond's lapels, center right: NEW YORK / TIMES; inscribed, on stone, on Webb's tambourine: COURIER & ENQUIRER; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1860, by Currier & Ives, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern Dist.t [t in superscript] of N.Y.; inscribed, on stone, lower center: THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF 1860. / Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau S.t [t in superscript] N.Y.; stamped, in blue ink, lower center: Nov. 3 1860. [inside rectangle]; stamped, blindstamp, lower center: DEPOSITED IN / U.S. DISTRICT / CLERK'S OFFICE / SOUTHERN DISTRICT NEW YORK; inscribed, in brown ink, lower center: Sept 15. 1860; reverse, printed label, lower left: Presented to Dartmouth College / through the / Friends of the Dartmouth Library / By Sherman Adams, Darthmouth, / Class of 1920. / November 1958.

Exhibition History

American Intellectual and Cultural History Through the Civil War, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, History 30, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 10-September 6, 1992.


Sherman Adams (1899-1986), Lincoln, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 1958.

Catalogue Raisonne

Conningham (1949); 2608; Gale Research (1983): 2828

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