Photo, Print, Drawing The "secession movement"

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Title
The "secession movement"
Summary
The movement of several Southern states toward secession in early 1861 is portrayed as a doomed enterprise. The artist shows Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, all represented by men riding donkeys, following the lead of South Carolina toward a cliff. South Carolina, who rides a pig, pursues a butterfly "Secession Humbug." A sixth man, Georgia, rides down an inclined path rather than follow the group, confessing, "We have some doubts about "the end" of that road and think it expedient to deviate a little." South Carolina, reaching for the butterfly, says, "We go the whole hog.--Old Hickory is dead, and now we'll have it." His reference to Andrew Jackson ("Old Hickory") is in keeping with the anti-Democratic line of the cartoon. The work is in fact based on an 1837 satire criticizing Jacksonian fiscal policy and its bullionist pursuit of the "Gold Humbug." (See "Fifty Cents. Shin Plaster," no. 1837-11.) Florida, immediately behind South Carolina, cries, "Go it Carolina! we are the boys to "wreck" the Union." Next follows Alabama, who declares, "We go it blind, Cotton is King!'" Mississippi says, "Down with the Union! Missippi "repudiates her bonds."" Last is Louisiana, who says, "Go it boys! We'll soon taste the "sweets" of secession," alluding to the state's domination of the sugar trade.
Contributor Names
Currier & Ives.
Created / Published
New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1861.
Subject Headings
-  Alabama
-  Confederate States of America, government and officers of
-  Louisiana, secession of
-  Mississippi
-  South Carolina, secession of
Headings
Lithographs--1860-1870.
Political cartoons--1860-1870.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 5847
-  Weitenkampf, p. 126
-  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1861-7.
Medium
1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 30 x 42 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA - Currier & Ives--Secession movement (B size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
pga 05004 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.05004
cph 3a33510 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a33510
Library of Congress Control Number
2003674576
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-pga-05004 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-32995 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2003674576
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