Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Gov. Seabrook's quick step 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 35.6 x 27 cm. (image) | A sheet music cover illustrated with an allegorical vignette incorporating the arms of the state of South Carolina. The quickstep was composed by Geo. F. Cole for the Washington Light Infantry and dedicated by the troop to the Savannah Republican Blues, Chatham Artillery, Georgia Hussars, and Volunteer Guards and to...
    • Contributor: Cole, Geo. F. (George F.) - W. Endicott & Co. - William Hall & Son
    • Date: 1850
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Down with the traitors serpent flag 1 print : lithograph printed in colors, on wove paper ; 34.4 x 25.7 cm. (sheet) | An illustrated unionist sheet music cover, condemning secessionist state South Carolina, and probably issued shortly after its Charleston Convention of December 20, 1860. (See "The Palmetto State Song," no. 1861-2.) Strongly militant in tone, the illustration shows an American soldier standing on the palmetto flag of South...
    • Contributor: Shober, Charles
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Chicora the original name of Carolina. Respectfully dedicated to the patriotic ladies of the Southern Confederated States of North American 1 print : lithograph printed in black and tan, on wove paper ; 35.7 x 28 cm. (image) | Although printed in Philadelphia, the sheet music on which this illustrated cover appears is clearly Southern in sympathy. Within an ornate acanthus framework is a large palmetto tree, symbol of South Carolina. Beneath the tree, in a hilly landscape, sits a winged female figure playing...
    • Contributor: Roeth, F. - T. Sinclair's Lith
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Palmetto State song 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 21 x 24.1 cm. (image) | An illustrated cover for sheet music celebrating the South Carolina state convention on December 20, 1860, where an ordinance of secession was passed unanimously, thereby severing the state's ties with the Union. The song is "respectfully dedicated to the signers of the Ordinance of Secession." The cover illustration shows the...
    • Contributor: Grunevald, A. - Siegling, Henry - A. Hoen & Co.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    New method of assorting the mail, as practised by Southern slave-holders, or attack on the Post Office, Charleston, S.C. 1 print : lithograph on wovepaper ; 15 x 18.8 cm. (image) | A portrayal of the nocturnal raid on the Charleston post office by a mob of citizens and the burning of abolitionist mails found there in July 1835. Mail sacks are handed through a forced window of the ransacked post office, torn open and bundles of newspapers such as "The Liberator," the...
    • Date: 1835
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Massachusetts hoar, outwitted, or hopping-John, and Johnny-cake, for cod fish 'notions,' wide awake!!! 1 print : lithograph with watercolor on wove paper ; 27 x 37 cm. (image) | An imaginative but puzzling commentary on sectional tensions over slavery between New England abolitionists and southern agrarian slaveholders. In his sweeping satire the artist also portrays a considerable hostility toward blacks as existing among various ethnic groups, including the Germans, French, Irish, and Scots. The title and main...
    • Contributor: Akin, James, Approximately
    • Date: 1845
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.7 x 43.9 cm. (image) | The opposition of Northern abolitionists, churchmen, and political figures to enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 is criticized in this rare pro-Southern cartoon. In two panels artist Edward Williams Clay illustrates the abolitionist's invocation of a "higher law" against the claim of a slave owner, and the application...
    • Contributor: Clay, Edward Williams
    • Date: 1851
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Practical illustration of the Fugitive Slave Law 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 28.3 x 36.3 cm (image) | A satire on the antagonism between Northern abolitionists on the one hand, and Secretary of State Daniel Webster and other supporters of enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Here abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (left) holds a slave woman in one arm and points a pistol toward a burly...
    • Date: 1851
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The undecided political prize fight 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 35.8 x 50 cm. (image) | A pro-Breckinridge satire on the 1860 presidential contest. Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln (right) and Democrat Stephen A. Douglas (left) appear as boxers squaring off in a ring before a small crowd of onlookers. Douglas is seconded by an Irishman (left), presumably representing Douglas's Democratic constituency. Lincoln is coached by a...
    • Date: 1860
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Southern ass-stock-crazy (Southern aristocracy) 1 print : lithograph.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The Southern Confederacy a fact!!! Acknowledged by a might prince and faithful ally 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 26.6 x 30.8 cm. (image) | A biting vilification of the Confederacy, representing it as a government in league with Satan. From left to right are: "Mr. Mob Law Chief Justice," a well-armed ruffian carrying a pot of tar; Secretary of State Robert Toombs raising a staff with a "Letter of Marque" (a governmental authorization to...
    • Contributor: Haugg, Louis, Active - Hough, L.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 28.8 x 36.5 cm. (image) | The second in a series of caricatures criticizing the secession of several Southern states from the Union during the last months of the Buchanan administration. Here the young nursery-rhyme shepherdess Bo-Peep represents the Union. She stands at left wearing a dress of stars-and-stripes bunting and with an eagle...
    • Contributor: Goater, John H. - Strong, Thomas W.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Strong's dime caricatures. No. 1, Domestic troubles 1 print : wood-engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 27.9 x 36.4 cm. (image) | The first in a series of four satires published by Thomas W. Strong, criticizing the secession movement in the South during the closing months of the Buchanan administration. (This impression was deposited for copyright on February 22, 1861.) A large hen, called "Union," watches anxiously as a hawk...
    • Contributor: Goater, John H. - Strong, Thomas W.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Strong's dime caricatures. No. 3, South Carolina Topsey in a fix 1 print : wood engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 27.6 x 36.3 cm. (image) | The third in Thomas W. Strong's "Dime Caricatures" series of antisecessionist prints published early in 1861. Here Topsy, the impish slave child in Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," personifies the secessionist state South Carolina. An elegantly dressed lady, Columbia, is based on Stowe's Miss Ophelia, the...
    • Contributor: Goater, John H. - Strong, Thomas W.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Strong's dime caricatures. No. 4, "The schoolmaster abroad" at last 1 print : wood engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 25.2 x 36.2 cm. (image) | The fourth in Strong's series of antisecessionist satires. Here the artist is optimistic about newly elected Abraham Lincoln's ability to end the secession movement among the Southern states. (The Library's impression of the print was deposited for copyright on March 12, 1861, eight days after Lincoln's inauguration)....
    • Contributor: Goater, John H. - Strong, Thomas W.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Arms of ye Confederacie 1 print : engraving on off-white card stock ; 9.6 x 11.8 cm. (image) | A small card bearing a vitriolic indictment of the Confederacy. The artist particularly attacks the the institution of slavery, the foundation of Southern economy. A large shield is flanked by two figures: a planter (left) and a slave. The planter wears spurs and a broad-brimmed hat and smokes a...
    • Contributor: Heap, Gwinn Harris - Tilley, H. H.
    • Date: 1862
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    An august convention 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.3 x 41 cm. (image) | The National Union Convention met in Philadelphia in August 1866 to create a political party that would back President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction program and to elect a new Congress. Here, the convention is portrayed as a gathering of muzzled dogs, their collars inscribed with state names, who file toward a...
    • Date: 1866
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Murder of Louisiana sacrificed on the altar of radicalism 1 print : wood-engraving on wove paper ; 19.3 x 22.8 cm. (image) | President Ulysses S. Grant and Congress turned a blind eye to the disputed 1872 election of carpetbagger William P. Kellogg as governor of Louisiana. In this scene Kellogg holds up the heart which he has just extracted from the body of the female figure of Louisiana, who is held stretched...
    • Contributor: Zenneck, A.
    • Date: 1871
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    South Carolina's "ultimatum" 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; sheet 32.2 x 43.7 cm. | In late December 1860 three commissioners from the newly seceded state of South Carolina met with lame-duck President Buchanan to negotiate for possession of Fort Sumter, a federal installation in Charleston Harbor. Buchanan's attempts to stay the situation and South Carolina governor Francis Pickens's insistence on Union evacuation of the...
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The folly of secession 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27.8 x 38 cm. (image) | South Carolina struggles against the outgoing Buchanan administration in an attempt to "smash the Union up!" The artist uses the age-old pictorial conceit of two parties pulling on the different ends of a cow, while a man in the middle (in this case identified as "Georgia") happily milks the beast....
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    The fox without a tail 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25 x 34.2 cm. (image) | A satire on South Carolina's role as instigator of secessionism in the South. The artist may be lampooning the convention of seceded states which assembled at Montgomery, Alabama, on February 4, 1861. The prominent leaders of the Confederate states are portrayed as foxes. The chief fox (the one "without a...
    • Contributor: Magee, John L.
    • Date: 1861
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    View of transparency in front of headquarters of Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments . . . 1 print : wood-engraving printed in four colors, with letterpress ; 31.5 x 21.6 cm. (image) | A representation of an enormous illuminated transparency displayed on thefacade of the federal recruiting office for Negro troops on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia on November 1, 1864. The display celebrated the emancipationof slaves in Maryland through the state's new constitution, adopted onOctober 13 of the same year....
    • Contributor: Ringwalt & Brown
    • Date: 1864