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The lithograph is one in a series of three Civil War satires featuring shadow figures. The first plate features six cartoons that cynically depict European intervention. The top image represents the anxiety toward European invasion during the Civil War. On the right, Queen Victoria is pictured surrounded by a lion, a bagpipe player, and a storm of demons. To the left, Columbia is shown with an American flag, eagle, and man wearing broken shackles. The second cartoon show Emperor Napoleon III of France with another officer standing before two portraits, one of an exiled Napoleon Bonaparte on the island of St. Helena and another of Emperor Frederick the Great leading his army.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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11 1/2 X 8 1/2 inches
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ink on paper lithography
Recto, at top: SHADOWS OF THE TIMES./Pl. 1 recto, top image caption: You don't say so!! Very glad to see you./I will sink your Ships and burn your Factories. they are a perfect nuisance. recto, bottom image caption: General, St. Helena is not forgotten. recto, below image: P. Kramer del./Published by P. Kramer & C. Muringer, 253, North 8th St. Philada./Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1862, by P. Kramer & C. Muringer, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Eastern district of Pennsylvania. recto, at bottom right corner, handwritten in pencil: A bd/.50 verso, at top left corner: [bw]
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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