Friday, December 02, 2022

Today in Comics History, December 2, 1859: Didja ever think of trying to save him, Abe Lincoln...

...instead of making pithy quotes about him?

from "A Country at the Crossroads" in Picture Stories from American History #4 (EC, Summer 1947), script by Jerry Coleman, pencils and inks by Allen Simon


Manqueman said...

The Party of Lincoln mostly ended with Lincoln's death. Sparks remained during Grant's administration. The modern GOP started manifesting with the Gilded Age -- arguably earlier in the 1860s with the financial scamming and grifting that went with building the railroads. (Teddy Roosevelt was an exception to a limited degree that didn't survive his administration.)
All of which is to say that your reversed polarity had been happening long before the 1960s and actually started accelerating in the 1950s.
Just saying. If there was a god, all of them would be smited al a Sodom and Gomorrah.

Blam said...

TIL John Brown was 19th-Century Firestorm.