Civil War CDVs Featuring Cartoons of Jefferson Davis' Capture, Plus

Lot of 5 CDVs, including 3 different cartes showing cartoons depicting the capture of Jefferson Davis as he tries to escape in a dress, with the following titles printed beneath each cartoon: The Confederacy in Petticoats; A "So Called President" in Petticoats, published by Gibson & Co., Southern District of Ohio, 1865; and The True Story of the Capture of Jeff Davis, published by Gibson & Co., Southern District of Ohio, 1865. Following his flight and capture (reported in the press as having been apprehended dressed as a woman) the ex-President was depicted in a series of derisive, humorous "cartoons" that illustrated the prevailing story line at Davis' expense. Throughout the war, Davis had been singled-out for mockery being variously depicted as a devil with horns, a viperous fork-tongued slave owner breathing fire and so forth. The President of the Confederacy was conveniently demonized as the enemy of the North, as was Lincoln in the South.

Accompanied by lithographed CDVs captioned Gen. Tom Thumb and Lady and Tom Thumb, Wife & Child

Condition:Light toning to CDVs. Some light edge wear, including few stains on mounts.

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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