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    The adventures of General Beauregard and his charger--In four parts 1 print on die-cut paper : wood engraving with letterpress. | A folding comic puzzle in which the heads of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and a donkey switch bodies. An example of mass of anti-Beauregard material published in the north after the outbreak of hostilities leading to Civil War.
    • Contributor: Upham, Samuel C. (Samuel Curtis)
    • Date: 1861
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    The Battle of Bull's Run 1 print : lithograph ; 35.6 x 48.9 cm (sheet) | Cartoon print shows Union troops after the Battle of Bull Run during the Civil War from the point of view of a copperhead, that is, a northern Democrat supporting Confederate troops. The image is keyed to eighteen points in the image: Beauregard's headquarters, Jefferson Davis' headquarters, Johnston's headquarters, Elzy's Maryland battery, General McDowell,...
    • Contributor: Pfott, A.
    • Date: 1861
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    The last act of the drama of secession 1 print : lithograph.
    • Contributor: Gibson & Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    • Date: 1865
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    The clairvoyant's dream 1 print : lithograph. | Four vignette cartoon shows Brother Jonathan kicking the confederacy, Napoleon III, and Emperor Maximillian, represented by animals, with his "iron-clad" boots. In the next vignette, Brother Jonathan fills the feed dish of the American eagle with yellow pills, from which the bird produces specie, "green backs." In the third vignette, men ride horses which have the heads of Abraham...
    • Contributor: Lascell, G. W.
    • Date: 1864
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    Uncle Sam protecting his property against the encroachments of his cousin John 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 29.4 x 38.5 cm. (image) | Northern fears of European intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the South are manifest here.Uncle Sam, in the form of a bearded Union soldier (closely resembling Abraham Lincoln), unceremoniously routs John Bull from a fenced garden where the latter has been poaching. Grabbing him by the scruff of...
    • Contributor: Stauch, Edward, Approximately 1830
    • Date: 1861
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    Finding the last ditch--Running the "head" of Secession "into the ground," - everybody ... 1 print : lithograph. | Union soldier, followed by African American in broken chains, hurls Jefferson Davis (dressed as a woman) who drops a bag of "stolen gold" over the edge of a cliff; Satan waits below the cliff with a pitchfork.
    • Date: 1865
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    Political caricature. No. 3, The abolition catastrophe. Or the November smash-up 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 40.3 x 49.4 (image) | Lincoln's support of abolition is portrayed here as a liability in his race to the White House against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan. At top a smoothly run train "Union" heads straight for the White House. The engine is labeled "Democracy" and the first car, in which McClellan stands in the...
    • Contributor: G.W. Bromley & Co.
    • Date: 1864
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    The pending contest. Although all Copperheads call themselves Democrats, nevertheless, all Democrats are not Copperheads 1 print : lithograph with letterpress, on wove paper ; 41.9 x 31.9 cm. (image) | A variant of "The Pending Conflict" (no. 1863-10), evidently issued at about the same time (and deposited for copyright on the same date). Significant alterations here include: the "Neutrality" band has been removed from around the clubs held by John Bull; Napoleon III now seems to dance, with...
    • Contributor: Woods, Oliver Evans - Herline & Hensel
    • Date: 1864
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    Union soldiers in Andersonville prison / The rebel leader, Jeff Davis, at Fortress Monroe 1 print : wood engraving.
    • Contributor: Nast, Thomas
    • Date: 1865
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    Ye conference. "Not any we thank you Mr. Davis" 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 32.9 x 43.9 cm. (image) | Jefferson Davis's diplomatic overtures to France and Great Britain fail in an imaginary scene at court. Davis (right) bows before French ruler Napoleon III, extending toward him a tray of "bonds." Davis holds a plate of cotton and, under his arm, a batch of papers. His pockets overflow with more...
    • Contributor: Ehrgott & Forbriger
    • Date: 1861
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    Yankee volunteers marching into Dixie 1 print : lithograph printed in colors on wove paper ; 25.9 x 31.5 cm. (image) | Music cover showing a patriotic but fanciful portrayal of Union forces marching on the South at the opening of the Civil War. Led by a blue-uniformed officer with a drawn sword, a large troop of men march forward. All are dressed in the large white top hats,...
    • Contributor: Bufford, John Henry - Morse, C. F. - J.H. Bufford's Lithographic Establishment
    • Date: 1862
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    Jeff's last skedaddle off to the last ditch 1 print : lithograph ; 35.2 x 48.8 cm (sheet)
    • Contributor: Welcker, F.
    • Date: 1865
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    Jeff's last shift. Capture of Jeff. Davis, May 10th, 1865, at Irwinsville, Ga. 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 26.9 x 35.1 cm. | One of the less outlandish variations on the popular theme of Jefferson Davis's capture by Union soldiers. (See "The Chas-ed "Old Lady" of the C.S.A.," no. 1865-11.) In a wooded setting Davis, wearing a bonnet and dress and wielding a Bowie knife, tries unsuccessfully to flee from three armed Union...
    • Contributor: Bufford, John Henry - Baker, Joseph E., Approximately
    • Date: 1865
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    The Union defenders certificate in support & defense of the government, the Union and the Constitution of the United States against the Great Rebellion 1 print on wove paper : lithograph printed in five colors ; image 36.1 x 25.4 cm. | A colorful printed certificate for soldiers serving in the Union Army against the "Great Rebellion." At the top center is a seal with acanthus leaves spreading out from it, framing the title below. Two small military scenes appear in the upper corners. In the upper left...
    • Contributor: Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co.
    • Date: 1863
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    Wanted a substitute 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25.5 x 22.7 cm (sheet, trimmed to within image below) | An illustrated sheet music cover, which protests the inequities of the draft or proscription system enacted under the Enrollment Act of 1863. The act allowed drafted men to purchase an exemption or to furnish a surrogate or "substitute" in lieu of their own service. The...
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson & Co.
    • Date: 1863
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    The first flag of independence raised in the South, by the citizens of Savannah, Ga. November 8th, 1860 1 print on wove paper : lithograph, hand-colored ; image 34.6 x 43.4 cm. | A view of the public meeting in Johnson Square, Savannah, prompted by news of Lincoln's election, where a resolution was adopted for a state secession convention. In the nocturnal scene, the square is crowded with animated spectators surrounding an obelisk, where a banner emblazoned with the image of a...
    • Contributor: Cleenewerck, Henry - Howell, R. H.
    • Date: 1860
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    The flag of our union 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 44 x 31 cm. | A dramatic Unionist print in much the same mold as "The Union Volunteer" (no. 1861-14). Here a young, mustachioed Union soldier is shown in three-quarter length, facing left while holding an American flag over his right shoulder and raising a saber above his head. This and similar prints were evidently...
    • Contributor: Currier & Ives
    • Date: 1861
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    The outbreak of the rebellion in the United States 1861 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...
    • Contributor: Kimmel & Forster - Kimmel, Christopher
    • Date: 1865
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    Liberty and union 1 print : lithograph on wove paper, printed in olive and black ; 35.5 x 27.9 cm. (image) | An allegorical Unionist sheet music cover for a song by Ohio composer J.T. Wamelink with lyrics by C.B. Barr. Beneath an arch "Union," which rests on two bases "Liberty" and "Law," sits a classical female figure. She holds a staff and Phrygian cap in one...
    • Contributor: Wamelink & Barr - Krebs & Co.
    • Date: 1864
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    Southerner rights segars. Expressly manufactured for Georgia & Alabama by Salomon Brothers fabrica de tabacos de superior calidad de la vuelta-abajo. 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; 17.1 x 11.4 cm. (image) | A considerably idealized view of slave life in the American South, appearing on a printed label for cigars "expressly manufactured for Georgia and Alabama." The New York firm Salomon Brothers may have sought to appeal to Southern consumers and sympathizers in the tense period immediately preceding the Civil War. The...
    • Contributor: Salomon Brothers
    • Date: 1859
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    Volunteering down Dixie 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 25 x 37 cm. (image) | A satire on Southern recruitment efforts during the early part of the Civil War. In a scene before a Confederate encampment, a reluctant civilian (center) is presented with a musket and military coat by two veteran soldiers, one wearing an absurdly tall fur hat. The recruit is restrained from behind...
    • Contributor: Ehrgott & Forbriger
    • Date: 1861
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    In union is strength. We will fight it out on this line 1 print on wove paper: lithograph ; image 31.4 x 39 cm. | Print shows a Republican campaign banner for the Ulysses S. Grant-Schuyler Colfax ticket. The two candidates are shown in bust portraits in carved oval frames, encircled by olive or laurel branches. Grant (left) wears a military uniform. Below the motto "In Union Is Strength," an American eagle, with outstretched wings, sits...
    • Date: 1868
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    Candidates from the exempt brigade 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 34.7 x 41.7 cm (image) | A grim commentary on the extraordinary measures taken by some Americans to evade military service during the Civil War. A man in shirtsleeves (center) has just had his right hand mutilated by a woman who stands at left, holding a hammer and knife. On a stump before the woman lies...
    • Contributor: Trowbridge, W. E. S.
    • Date: 1862
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    National picture. Behold oh! American, your sons the greatest among men 1 print on wove paper: lithograph printed in buff and black ; image 35.8 x 41.5 cm. | One of the numerous patriotic apotheosis scenes produced in the months following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. (The Library's impression of "National Picture" was deposited for copyright on July 18, 1865--three months after Lincoln's death.) As in many of these prints, the artist eulogizes the martyr...
    • Contributor: Shober, Charles - Knirsch, Otto - Shogren, Erik
    • Date: 1865
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    Shadows of the times. Pl. 1 1 print on wove paper : lithograph ; image 27 x 19.6 cm. | A somewhat xenophobic view of the threat of European intervention in the American Civil War. The cartoon consists of two shadow-play tableaux. In the first, Queen Victoria (right) makes a menacing gesture toward the American shore while holding onto the mane of a raging British lion. A storm of demons...
    • Contributor: Kramer, Peter - Muringer, Caspar
    • Date: 1862