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American political caricatures, [1860-1862]

Collection Data

Caricatures on the American Civil War, 1860-1862, including the battles of Ball's Bluff and Boonville, Mo., and a series of Confederate caricatures of the Siege of Richmond. Other subjects include blacks, Secession, slavery and the American eagle. Individuals portrayed include "Beast" Butler, John J. Crittenden, Jefferson Davis, Horace Greeley, "Stonewall" Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan and the fictional characters John Bull and Uncle Sam.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1860 - 1862
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEZYRS
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Statement of responsibility: Printmakers include Thomas W. Strong and B. Duncan.
Statement of responsibility: Publishers include J.H. Bufford & Co., G.W. Cottrall, and E.C. Kellogg & Co.
Content: Title devised by cataloger.
Content: 1. Compromise Doctors -- 2. Good, my lord, what is the cause of your distemper? -- 3. The Way to Fix 'em -- 4. The Political Rail-Splitter -- 5. The Political Rail-splitter (another copy) -- 6. Southern Ass-stock-crazy --7. Battle of Booneville Missouri, June 18th 1861 -- 8. Little Bo-Peep and her Foolish Sheep -- 9. South Carolina Topsey in a Fix -- 10. "The Schoolmaster Abroad" At Last -- 11. Domestic Troubles -- 12. The Eagle's Nest -- 13. The Political Arena -- 14. Don't Want It Now, We Want to be Let Alone -- 15. Cotton Rules the World -- 16. [Ball]'s Bluff -- 17. Our National Bird As It Appeared When Handed to James Buchanan, March 4, 1857. The Identical Bird As It Appeared A.D. 1861 -- 18. For Traitors we have no regard, We'll hand both thee and Beauregard -- 19. Jeff sees the Elephant -- 20. The Great Southern Remedies -- 20. Dissolving Views of Richmond Scene 1st -- 21. Dissolving Views of Richmond Scene 2nd -- 22. Dissolving Views of Richmond Scene 3rd -- 23. Dissolving Views of Richmond Scene 4th -- 24. Yankee Volunteers Marching into Dixie -- 25. I'm Not to Blame for Being White, Sir -- 26. Grand Sweepstakes for 1862 -- 27. The Last Round Won by Little Mac against Big Charley -- 28. The Great Remedy -- 29. Southern "Volunteers" -- 29. John Bull in a Quandry -- 30. Grand Federal Menagerie!! Now on Exhibition!! -- 31. Head Quarters at Harrison's Landing.
Physical Description
Extent: 31 prints : lithograph, wood engraving, some col. ; 33.3x 44.7 cm. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16513340
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 54860be0-c606-012f-ff8e-58d385a7bc34
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