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Serving as an allegory for the Civil War, the chromolithograph is critical of the Buchanan administration, Jefferson Davis, and the Confederacy; Columbia is at the center with Justice and Abraham Lincoln at her sides; Other principal figures (from left to right) are: Jefferson Davis, James Buchanan, his secretary of war John B. Floyd, Gen. Winfield Scott, and various figures exemplifying the generosity and suffering of the Northern citizenry; The left foreground is filled with Confederate soldiers, some of them engaged in tearing the Union flag from the hands of other soldiers; In the background are scenes of war; In contrast, on the right, the sun rises over mountains in the distance beyond a prosperous countryside
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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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21 1/2 X 27 inches
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Recto, at bottom: Entered according to Act of Congress AD 1865, by Kimmel & Forster in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Southern District of New York. / THE OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES 1861. / NEW YORK PUBLISHED BY KIMMEL & FORSTER, 254 & 256 CANAL ST.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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