Printing Block, "The Winning Hand," 1864

J. Gurney & Son1864

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Thomas Irwin Starr (1903-1965) had a lifelong interest in President Abraham Lincoln. He began collecting Lincoln-related materials at an auction in 1929. Starr, editorial director for publications at Michigan Bell Telephone Company, amassed a collection of Lincolniana and wrote several books and articles about our 16th President. This printing block reproduces an 1864 political cartoon that shows Democratic Presidential candidate General George McClellan supposedly holding "The Winning Hand."

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  • Title: Printing Block, "The Winning Hand," 1864
  • Creator: J. Gurney & Son
  • Date: 1864
  • Date Created: 1864
  • Subject Keywords: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885, J. Gurrney & Son, Card games (Activities), Communication, Generals, Political elections, Presidential elections, Printing presses, United States presidents, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Printing blocks (Printing surfaces)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Printing block
  • Object ID: 66.143.801
  • Image ID: THF163160
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.