Photo, Print, Drawing Reconstruction / eng. by J.L. Giles, N.Y. ; printed by F[rancis] Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y.

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Title
Reconstruction / eng. by J.L. Giles, N.Y. ; printed by F[rancis] Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y.
Summary
Print shows a grand allegory of the reconciliation of North and South through the federal program of Reconstruction. Visionary in its breadth and scale, the work is a remarkable combination of religious and patriotic ideology. In "Bateman's National Picture" (as the print is termed in a published key) the government is represented as a colossal pavilion-like structure. It has a broad, flattened dome or canopy, on which is drawn a map of the United States, with a shallow drum with a frieze showing the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and cabinet. The drum is supported by two systems of slender columns--the straight, outer ones representing the state governments, and the curved inner ones the people. Atop the dome is an eagle with flag and shield. The structure is literally undergoing "reconstruction." The bases of the columns of the former Confederate states are being replaced with new ones. The old bases are called "Foundations of Slavery." The new ones represent Justice, Liberty, and Education. Under the watchful supervision of the military, civilians carry the new columns and put them into place. The scene is teeming with other symbols and figures. The sky is filled with a multitude of faces--American statesman, public figures, and other historical characters (among others, Joan of Arc and John Milton). Daniel Webster and John Calhoun are prominently featured. The aerial host surrounds the figure of Christ, who says, "Do to other as you would have them do to you." Flanking the group are Justice (left) and Liberty (right). Below, beneath the canopy, representatives of the North are reconciled with their Southern counterparts. Union generals Benjamin Butler and Ulysses S. Grant clasp hands with Confederates P. T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee, respectively, and Horace Greeley embraces Jefferson Davis. Below in a small vignette two infants--one black and one white--lie sleeping in their baskets. Above them flies an eagle with a streamer reading ""All men are born free and equal." (Source: Reilly)
Contributor Names
Giles, J. L. (John Lawrence), lithographer
Bateman, Horatio, copyright claimant
Created / Published
[New York] : Printed by F. Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y., c1867.
Subject Headings
-  Beauregard, G. T.--(Gustave Toutant),--1818-1893
-  Butler, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin),--1818-1893
-  Calhoun, John C.--(John Caldwell),--1782-1850
-  Davis, Jefferson,--1808-1889
-  Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885
-  Greeley, Horace,--1811-1872
-  Lee, Robert E.--(Robert Edward),--1807-1870
-  Webster, Daniel,--1782-1852
-  United States.--Army
-  United States.--Congress.--House
-  United States.--Congress.--Senate
-  United States.--Supreme Court
-  Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
-  Justice--United States--1860-1870
-  Slavery--United States--1860-1870
Format Headings
Allegorical prints--1860-1870.
Lithographs--1860-1870.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Printed on stone on lower right: Desgd. by H. Bateman. Engd. by J.L. Giles.
-  "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1867, by Horatio Bateman, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the U.S. for the S. District of N.Y."
-  A key to this print is in LOT 11507.
-  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1867-2.
-  Exhibited: "Capitol Visitor Center" at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., 2015.
Medium
1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in black and buff ; image 53 x 64.4 cm, on sheet 60.8 x 75.8 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA - Giles--Reconstruction (D size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
pga 01366 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.01366
cph 3g12375 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g12375
cph 3a12817 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a12817
cph 3a07822 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a07822
Library of Congress Control Number
2004665356
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-pga-01366 (digital file from original print) LC-USZC4-12375 (color film copy transparency) LC-USZ62-10395 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZ62-4437 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
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Description
1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in black and buff ; image 53 x 64.4 cm, on sheet 60.8 x 75.8 cm. | Print shows a grand allegory of the reconciliation of North and South through the federal program of Reconstruction. Visionary in its breadth and scale, the work is a remarkable combination of religious and patriotic ideology. In "Bateman's National Picture" (as the print is termed in a published key) the government is represented as a colossal pavilion-like structure. It has a broad, flattened dome or canopy, on which is drawn a map of the United States, with a shallow drum with a frieze showing the Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and cabinet. The drum is supported by two systems of slender columns--the straight, outer ones representing the state governments, and the curved inner ones the people. Atop the dome is an eagle with flag and shield. The structure is literally undergoing "reconstruction." The bases of the columns of the former Confederate states are being replaced with new ones. The old bases are called "Foundations of Slavery." The new ones represent Justice, Liberty, and Education. Under the watchful supervision of the military, civilians carry the new columns and put them into place. The scene is teeming with other symbols and figures. The sky is filled with a multitude of faces--American statesman, public figures, and other historical characters (among others, Joan of Arc and John Milton). Daniel Webster and John Calhoun are prominently featured. The aerial host surrounds the figure of Christ, who says, "Do to other as you would have them do to you." Flanking the group are Justice (left) and Liberty (right). Below, beneath the canopy, representatives of the North are reconciled with their Southern counterparts. Union generals Benjamin Butler and Ulysses S. Grant clasp hands with Confederates P. T. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee, respectively, and Horace Greeley embraces Jefferson Davis. Below in a small vignette two infants--one black and one white--lie sleeping in their baskets. Above them flies an eagle with a streamer reading ""All men are born free and equal." (Source: Reilly)
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Giles, J. L. , Lithographer, and Horatio Bateman. Reconstruction / eng. by J.L. Giles, N.Y.; printed by Francis Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y. United States, ca. 1867. [New York: Printed by F. Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665356/.

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Giles, J. L. & Bateman, H. (ca. 1867) Reconstruction / eng. by J.L. Giles, N.Y.; printed by Francis Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y. United States, ca. 1867. [New York: Printed by F. Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665356/.

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Giles, J. L. , Lithographer, and Horatio Bateman. Reconstruction / eng. by J.L. Giles, N.Y.; printed by Francis Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y. [New York: Printed by F. Ratellier, 171 Broadway, N.Y] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004665356/>.