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Photo, Print, Drawing Strong's dime caricatures. No. 3, South Carolina Topsey in a fix

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About this Item

Title

  • Strong's dime caricatures. No. 3, South Carolina Topsey in a fix

Summary

  • 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 New England spinster who attempted the moral education of the child. Topsy appears repentant at the steps of a porch before Columbia, who sits on a chair with an American flag on her lap and a liberty cap behind her. On the floor beside her is a bald eagle. Columbia shows the flag to Topsy, displaying the holes in its blue field. She scolds her, "So, Topsey, you're at the bottom of this piece of wicked work--picking stars out of the sacred Flag! What would your forefathers say, do you think? I'll just hand you over to the new overseer, Uncle Abe [i.e., President-elect Abraham Lincoln]. He'll fix you!" Topsy responds, "Never had no father, nor mother, nor nothing! I was raised by speculators! I's mighty wicked, anyhow! Ẁhat makes me ack so?' Dun no, missis--I 'spects cause I's so wicked!" Behind her another slave turns to run down the steps exclaiming, "Hand us over to ole Abe, eh? Ize off!" Several more slaves watch or clown about in the yard beyond.

Names

  • Goater, John H.
  • Strong, Thomas W.

Created / Published

  • N.Y. : Published by T.W. Strong, 1861.

Headings

  • -  Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
  • -  Stowe, Harriet Beecher,--1811-1896.--Uncle Tom's cabin
  • -  Flags--United States--1860-1870
  • -  Secession--Louisiana--1860-1870
  • -  Secession--South Carolina--1860-1870
  • -  Slavery--1860-1870
  • -  Alabama--1860-1870
  • -  Mississippi--1860-1870

Headings

  • Political cartoons--1860-1870.
  • Wood engravings--1860-1870.

Genre

  • Political cartoons--1860-1870
  • Wood engravings--1860-1870

Notes

  • -  Entered . . . 1861 by T.W. Strong . . . New York.
  • -  Published by T.W. Strong, 98 Nassau St., N.Y.
  • -  Signed: John H. Goater del.
  • -  Thomas W. Strong Sc.
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  Weitenkampf, p. 127.
  • -  Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
  • -  Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1861-11.

Medium

  • 1 print : wood engraving with letterpress, on wove paper ; 27.6 x 36.3 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PC/US - 1861.S924, no. 4 (A size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • cph 3a16237 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a16237
  • cph 3g13522 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g13522

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661618

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-13954 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZC4-13522 (color film copy transparency)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-13954 (b&w film copy neg.) LC-USZC4-13522 (color film copy transparency)
  • Call Number: PC/US - 1861.S924, no. 4 (A size) [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Goater, John H, and Thomas W Strong. Strong's dime caricatures. No. 3, South Carolina Topsey in a fix. United States South Carolina Alabama Louisiana Mississippi, 1861. N.Y.: Published by T.W. Strong. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661618/.

APA citation style:

Goater, J. H. & Strong, T. W. (1861) Strong's dime caricatures. No. 3, South Carolina Topsey in a fix. United States South Carolina Alabama Louisiana Mississippi, 1861. N.Y.: Published by T.W. Strong. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661618/.

MLA citation style:

Goater, John H, and Thomas W Strong. Strong's dime caricatures. No. 3, South Carolina Topsey in a fix. N.Y.: Published by T.W. Strong. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661618/>.