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The print is a reproduction of a ca. 1863 lithographic caricature of Jefferson Davis. A feature of the original print included a tab a the bottom. When pulled, the tab would change the expression of Davis from an open-mouth smile to a scowl with bulging eyes. The date in the caption of the print changes from 1861 (date of Confederate Victory) to 1863 (date of Confederate defeat). The reproductive print shows both the unpulled and pulled tab version of the lithograph in two panels. The print is organized and stored in a black album with other reproductive prints.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
recto, left panel: JEFF DAVIS. / AFTER THE FALL OF / FORT SUMTER / 1861 / Postage 3 cents recto, right panel: JEFF DAVIS. / AFTER THE FALL OF / FORT SUMTER / 1863 / Postage 3 cents verso, on stamp: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National Life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 3364
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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