A pro-McClellan political cartoon for the 1864 presidential election titled “The Abolition Catastrophe. Or the November Smash-Up.”
This cartoon includes racist language and caricatures typical of this period. In the U.S. presidential election of 1864, Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated Democrat George B. McClellan and his early peace platform. This pro-McClellan cartoon shows "Little Mac" in the cab of the "Union" train, which has a clear track to the White House. Lincoln's "Abolitionism" train with its cargo of cabinet members and abolitionists has just smashed against the rock of "Confiscation," "Emancipation,” etc. that are piled across the track.