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Complete Explanation:
Campaign sheet music for the Lincoln candidacy. The cover illustration features an oval bust portrait of Republican nominee Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by vignettes and motifs recalling his early backwoods career. In a vignette above the portrait the candidate is shown splitting fence rails near a small cottage. A second scene, below the portrait, features a flatboat and its crew on a river.

The vignettes and central portrait are framed by branches and vines. Cornstalks grow from the upper branches, and berries or olives from the lower ones. On the left are an ax, mallet, and splitting wedges. On the right are paddles, an anchor, a pike, and a rudder--implements of river life.

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