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"Election-Day. 8th November."

Election-Day. 8th November. Engraving
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[ This description is from the project: Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons ]

Thomas Nast’s celebration of the Republican Party’s election victory in 1864 (the “Union” ticket) shows, in a vignette within the engraving, soldiers casting their ballots by openly dropping them into “U.S.M[ail]” letter boxes.

See also, "Soldiers Mailing Their Votes," a detail view.