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The lithograph is one in a series of three Civil War satires featuring shadow figures. The second plate cynically depicts the prowess of the military. In the plate's first image, male civilians and a soldier are pictured at a saloon. The plate also shows Jefferson Davis's body guards, who appear disorganized. The third image features soldiers chasing, killing, and roasting pigs. In the final image, a military caravan is shown fording a river.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
12 X 8 7/8 inches
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ink on paper lithography
Recto, at top: SHADOW OF THE TIMES./Pl. 2 recto, top image caption: Good-Bye to the Lager./Jeff. Davis' Body Guard. recto, middle image caption: Pig duty on the Sacred Soil. recto, bottom image caption: Rather moist. recto, below image: P. Kramer del/Published by P. Kramer & C. Muringer 253 North 8th St. Philada.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Satire
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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