Photo, Print, Drawing The outbreak of the rebellion in the United States 1861

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Title
The outbreak of the rebellion in the United States 1861
Summary
A grand allegory of the Civil War in America, harshly critical of the Buchanan administration, Jefferson Davis, and the Confederacy. In the center stands Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap and a laurel wreath. She is flanked by the figures of Justice (unblindfolded, holding a sword and scales) and Abraham Lincoln. Principal figures (from left to right) are: Confederate president Jefferson Davis (beneath a palm tree about whose trunk winds a poisonous snake), James Buchanan (asleep), his secretary of war John B. Floyd, who was accused of misappropriation of government funds (raking coins into a bag), Justice, Columbia, Lincoln, Gen. Winfield Scott (in military uniform), and various figures exemplifying the generosity and suffering of the Northern citizenry. The left foreground is filled with Confederate soldiers, some of them engaged in tearing the Union flag from the hands of other soldiers. In the background are scenes of war. In contrast, on the right, the sun rises over mountains in the distance beyond a prosperous countryside. The print is evidently a companion piece to "The End of the Rebellion in the United States, 1865," (no.1866-1), a lithograph designed by Charles Kimmel and published by Kimmel & Forster in 1866. The same New York firm issued hundreds of illustrated patriotic envelopes during the Civil War.
Contributor Names
Kimmel & Forster, lithographer
Kimmel, Christopher, artist
Created / Published
New York : Published by Kimmel & Forster, 254 & 265 Canal St, c1865.
Subject Headings
-  Buchanan, James, his presidency criticized
-  Davis, Jefferson
-  Flag of the United States (prominently featured)
-  Floyd, John B
-  Justice (personified)
-  Lincoln, Abraham, presidency
-  Liberty (personified)
-  Scott, Winfield, in the Civil War
Format Headings
Allegorical prints--1860-1870.
Lithographs--1860-1870.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Probably drawn by Christopher Kimmel.
-  "Entered ... 1865, by Kimmel & Forster..."
-  The Lincoln Image, p 85
-  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1865-21.
Medium
1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in black and grey-olive ; image 48 x 62.5 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
PGA - Kimmel & Forster--Outbreak... (D size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
pga 01777 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pga.01777
cph 3a07048 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a07048
Library of Congress Control Number
2004665366
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-pga-01777 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-3561 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Online Format
image
Description
1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in black and grey-olive ; image 48 x 62.5 cm. | A grand allegory of the Civil War in America, harshly critical of the Buchanan administration, Jefferson Davis, and the Confederacy. In the center stands Liberty, wearing a Phrygian cap and a laurel wreath. She is flanked by the figures of Justice (unblindfolded, holding a sword and scales) and Abraham Lincoln. Principal figures (from left to right) are: Confederate president Jefferson Davis (beneath a palm tree about whose trunk winds a poisonous snake), James Buchanan (asleep), his secretary of war John B. Floyd, who was accused of misappropriation of government funds (raking coins into a bag), Justice, Columbia, Lincoln, Gen. Winfield Scott (in military uniform), and various figures exemplifying the generosity and suffering of the Northern citizenry. The left foreground is filled with Confederate soldiers, some of them engaged in tearing the Union flag from the hands of other soldiers. In the background are scenes of war. In contrast, on the right, the sun rises over mountains in the distance beyond a prosperous countryside. The print is evidently a companion piece to "The End of the Rebellion in the United States, 1865," (no.1866-1), a lithograph designed by Charles Kimmel and published by Kimmel & Forster in 1866. The same New York firm issued hundreds of illustrated patriotic envelopes during the Civil War.
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Kimmel & Forster, Lithographer, and Christopher Kimmel. The outbreak of the rebellion in the United States. , ca. 1865. New York: Published by Kimmel & Forster, 254 & 265 Canal St. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665366/.

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Kimmel & Forster, L. & Kimmel, C. (ca. 1865) The outbreak of the rebellion in the United States. , ca. 1865. New York: Published by Kimmel & Forster, 254 & 265 Canal St. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004665366/.

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Kimmel & Forster, Lithographer, and Christopher Kimmel. The outbreak of the rebellion in the United States. New York: Published by Kimmel & Forster, 254 & 265 Canal St. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004665366/>.