Lincoln poster positioning found wanting

It would seem that the men or women who put up subway posters may need to re-take their history classes, particularly the post-American Civil War module.

Now that Steven Spielberg's biopic of Abraham Lincoln is launching headlong into marketing mode, some poster placement has lacked a certain degree of sensitivity.

The first instance shows none other than 007 taking aim at the president, while another finds besieged deputy Rick Grimes from 'The Walking Dead' about to take a pot shot at Daniel Day-Lewis's Lincoln as if he were a wandering cadaver.

As we all know, President Lincoln took a bullet while watching 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington on Good Friday in 1865, courtesy of actor and confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth.

Some poster pasters would do well to remember such pivotal moments in history...