Lincoln’s Death, New Nation: April 1865 to 1877

Lincoln’s Posthumous Fame

What did the foreign press say?

Punch, the number-one popular magazine in Great Britain, had often taken pot-shots at the American president. The magazine had lampooned and caricatured Lincoln unmercifully in 1861 and 1862, and only began to slowly change its attitude in 1863. Right around the time of Lincoln’s death, Punch came out with a tribute (we are not certain whether the news of his assassination had yet reached London):


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