Photo, Print, Drawing Political caricature. No. 4, The miscegenation ball
About this Item
- Political caricature. No. 4, The miscegenation ball
- Although slightly different in format, this appears to be the fourth in the Bromley series of anti-Republican satires. As in no. 2 of the series, "Miscegenation or the Millenium of Abolitionism" (no. 1864-39), the artist plays on Northern fears of racial intermingling. Here, white men are dancing and flirting with black women in a large hall. Above the musicians' stage hangs a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. At right hangs a banner "Universal Freedom, One Constitution, One Destiny. Abraham Lincoln Prest." The text below further describes the scene: " The Miscegenation Ball at the Headquarters of the Lincoln Central Campaign Club, Corner of Broadway and Twenty Third Street New York Sept. 22d. 1864 being a perfect fac simile of the room &c. &c. (From the New York World Sept. 23d. 1864). No sooner were the formal proceedings and speeches hurried through with, than the room was cleared for a "negro ball," which then and there took place! Some members of the "Central Lincoln Club" left the room before the mystical and circling rites of languishing glance and mazy dance commenced. But that Many remained is also true. This fact We Certify, "that on the floor during the progress of the ball were many of the accredited leaders of the Black Republican party, thus testifying their faith by works in the hall and headquarters of their political gathering. There were Republican Office-Holders, and prominent men of various degrees, and at least one Presidential Elector On The Republican Ticket.
- G.W. Bromley & Co.
- Kimmel & Forster.
Created / Published
- - Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
- - African Americans--1860-1870
- - Abolition movement--1860-1870
- - Interracial marriage--1860-1870
- - New York (N.Y.)--1860-1870
- Satires (Visual works)--1860-1870.
- - Entered . . . 1864 by Bromley & Co. . . . New York.
- - Lith. Kimmel & Forster 25th & 256 Canal Street N.Y.
- - Signed: Thomas(?).
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - Weitenkampf, p. 142.
- - 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 1864-40.
- 1 print : lithograph on cream wove paper ; 41.4 x 52.2 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1864.K495, no. 2 (C size) [P&P]
- American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ds 06469 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ds.06469
- cph 3a17085 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a17085
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- LC-DIG-ds-06469 (digital file from original item) LC-USZ62-14828 (b&w film copy neg.)
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G.W. Bromley & Co, and Kimmel & Forster. Political caricature. No. 4, The miscegenation ball. New York City New York, 1864. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661682/.
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G.W. Bromley & Co & Kimmel & Forster. (1864) Political caricature. No. 4, The miscegenation ball. New York City New York, 1864. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661682/.
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G.W. Bromley & Co, and Kimmel & Forster. Political caricature. No. 4, The miscegenation ball. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661682/>.