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Photo, Print, Drawing What I know about raising the devil

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

About this Item

Title

  • What I know about raising the devil

Summary

  • Horace Greeley's famous and widely ridiculed 1871 pamphlet "What I Know of Farming" provided the pretext for the title here. With the tail and cloven hoof of a devil Greeley (center) leads a small band of Liberal Republicans in pursuit of incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant and his supporters. Greeley heralds "General Amnesty," echoing his campaign pledge of amnesty for former Confederates. He is followed by his running mate Benjamin Gratz Brown (with a long beard) who calls for "Reduction of Taxes." Next follows bespectacled Missouri Republican leader Carl Schurz, who carries a flag "Reconciliation," and Massachusetts senator and civil rights advocate Charles Sumner who demands "Equal Rights to All." Grant, holding a liquor bottle, and his three companions flee to the left. One of them is Benjamin F. Butler, who grasps three silver spoons. (For the significance of Butler's spoons, see "The Radical Party on a Heavy Grade," no. 1868-14.) The man at far left is probably former New York senator Roscoe Conkling, a zealous supporter of Grant's administration and programs. Grant cries, "Let us have Peace," an 1868 campaign slogan.

Names

  • Fizzle Gig.
  • Toulmin, Morton.

Created / Published

  • 1872.

Headings

  • -  Butler, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin),--1818-1893
  • -  Conkling, Roscoe,--1829-1888
  • -  Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885
  • -  Greeley, Horace,--1811-1872
  • -  Schurz, Carl,--1829-1906
  • -  Sumner, Charles,--1811-1874
  • -  Free Soil Party (U.S.)--1860-1870
  • -  Abolitionists--1860-1870
  • -  Farming--1860-1870
  • -  Presidential elections--United States--1860-1870
  • -  Confederate States of America--1860-1870

Headings

  • Lithographs--1860-1870.
  • Political cartoons--1860-1870.

Genre

  • Lithographs--1860-1870
  • Political cartoons--1860-1870

Notes

  • -  Entered . . . 1872 by Morton Toulmin.
  • -  Signed: "M.T." and "Fizzle Gig."
  • -  Title appears as it is written on the item.
  • -  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 1872-9.

Medium

  • 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 20.8 x 37.9 cm. (image)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PC/US - 1872.T721, 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 3b35992 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b35992

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2008661715

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-89621 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication.

Online Format

  • image

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  • Call Number: PC/US - 1872.T721, no. 4 (A size) [P&P]
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Fizzle Gig, and Morton Toulmin. What I know about raising the devil. Confederate States of America United States, 1872. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661715/.

APA citation style:

Fizzle Gig & Toulmin, M. (1872) What I know about raising the devil. Confederate States of America United States, 1872. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661715/.

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Fizzle Gig, and Morton Toulmin. What I know about raising the devil. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661715/>.