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758: Civil War Lithograph Jefferson Davis, Cameron

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758: Civil War Lithograph Jefferson Davis, Cameron

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PoliticalJefferson Davis’s Escape Dressed as a Woman !

c. 1865, “The Capture of an Unprotected Female, or the Close Up of the Rebellion,” Uncolored Lithograph by J. Cameron, New York, NY, Very Fine.
12”x 16”. Jefferson Davis’s capture by Union troops is depicted. They needle Davis (who is disguised in a dress). Each figure has a balloon comment above his head: “ She’s one of ‘em! She is!!” and “You run well old Gal, but your wind gin out, didn’t it?” are a couple of the remarks. Varina Davis begs, “I beseech you to let his Excellency alone!” Davis responds: “I plainly perceive that this is another blessing in disguise!! and the greatest of them all!!!”

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758: Civil War Lithograph Jefferson Davis, Cameron

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Oct 23, 2005
Starting Price $420
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Lot 0758 Details

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PoliticalJefferson Davis’s Escape Dressed as a Woman !

c. 1865, “The Capture of an Unprotected Female, or the Close Up of the Rebellion,” Uncolored Lithograph by J. Cameron, New York, NY, Very Fine.
12”x 16”. Jefferson Davis’s capture by Union troops is depicted. They needle Davis (who is disguised in a dress). Each figure has a balloon comment above his head: “ She’s one of ‘em! She is!!” and “You run well old Gal, but your wind gin out, didn’t it?” are a couple of the remarks. Varina Davis begs, “I beseech you to let his Excellency alone!” Davis responds: “I plainly perceive that this is another blessing in disguise!! and the greatest of them all!!!”

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