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The cartoon is a reproduction of a nineteenth century political cartoon that depicts figures representing U.S. and Great Britain, and refers to the Trent Affair, when the U.S. Navy illegally captured two Confederate diplomats from a British ship. The reproduction print has been removed from an unidentified bound volume. However, the original work appeared in the 7 December 1861 edition of Punch, a weekly British satirical magazine established in 1841 by wood engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew.

Description Source

Internet Archive. (accessed July 2, 2018). Punch. (accessed July 2, 2018).


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861


13 X 10 1/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper


recto, below cartoon: 76 / LOOK OUT FOR SQUALLS. / JACK BULL.-"You do what's right, my son, or I'll blow you out of the water." / "The Trent affair" occurred November 8, 1861. Captain Wilkes, of the U.S. Navy, boarded the English ship Trent, and carried the Commissioner Mason and Slidell as prisoners to Fortress Monroe.-December, 1861.


Trent Affair, 1861; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Work Type

Print/reproduction (derivative object)




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Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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