Photo, Print, Drawing Down with the traitors serpent flag

[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title

  • Down with the traitors serpent flag

Summary

  • 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 Carolina, which lies on the ground. The flag is partially draped over a broken military drum. Two cannonballs appear on the ground around it. The soldier holds a saber, whose point seems to pierce the Southern flag, and an American flag. Four lines of the song appear above the illustration: "Down with the Traitors serpent flag! / Death to the wretch o'er whom it waves! / And let our heaven-born banner float / O'er freemen's Homes & Traitors' Graves!"

Names

  • Shober, Charles.

Created / Published

  • Chicago : A. Judson Higgins Publisher, 1861.

Headings

  • -  Flags--United States--1860-1870
  • -  Secession--South Carolina--1860-1870
  • -  State flags--South Carolina--1860-1870

Headings

  • Lithographs--1860-1870.
  • Sheet music covers--1860-1870.

Genre

  • Lithographs--1860-1870
  • Sheet music covers--1860-1870

Notes

  • -  Chicago. A. Judson Higgins Publisher.
  • -  Entered . . . 1861 by A. Judson Higgins . . . Illinois.
  • -  Lith. Chas. Shober 109 Lake St. Chicago.
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1861-3.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph printed in colors, on wove paper ; 34.4 x 25.7 cm. (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • M1640 .H c-MUSIC

Repository

  • Library of Congress Music Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

  • cph 3b38174 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b38174

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661612

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-91838 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Shober, Charles. Down With the Traitors Serpent Flag. United States South Carolina, 1861. Chicago: A. Judson Higgins Publisher. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661612/.

APA citation style:

Shober, C. (1861) Down With the Traitors Serpent Flag. United States South Carolina, 1861. Chicago: A. Judson Higgins Publisher. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661612/.

MLA citation style:

Shober, Charles. Down With the Traitors Serpent Flag. Chicago: A. Judson Higgins Publisher. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661612/>.