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322: 1861 President Jefferson Davis Comic Lithograph

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322: 1861 President Jefferson Davis Comic Lithograph

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Civil War PrintsVery Rare, 1861 Confederate States President Jefferson Davis Comic Civil War Lithograph by Currier & Ives: “Why Don't You Take It?”.
This fascinating and quite humorous stone lithograph, approx. 16” x 12” overall, including the generous margins that are present. It pictures a growling Bulldog wearing a collar that reads ""Old General U.S."" protecting a large slice of ""Prize Beef"" also labeled ""Washington"" from a cowering whippet who wears a collar that reads ""Jeff"" and is wrapped in the Stars and Bars of the Confederate Flag. Behind the Bulldog is a pile of stores including barrels of ""Mess Beef"", ""Flour"" and ""Corn"", sacks of money and a shiny brass cannon. Behind the whippet (Jeff Davis) is a single bale of cotton. The print carries no copyright line or lithographer's identification but is known to have been executed by the firm of Currier & Ives. It is framed in a period walnut frame with gold gilt liner. The lithograph is in good condition with overall age toning and scattered fly specks. There are no tears, chipping, roughage, repairs or physical damage of any kind. A rare and fascinating, 1861 Jeff Davis/Confederate States Comic Civil War Currier & Ives, and an excellent addition to any collection.

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322: 1861 President Jefferson Davis Comic Lithograph

Estimate $600 - $800
Feb 12, 2006
Starting Price $360
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Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $360
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Lot 0322 Details

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Civil War PrintsVery Rare, 1861 Confederate States President Jefferson Davis Comic Civil War Lithograph by Currier & Ives: “Why Don't You Take It?”.
This fascinating and quite humorous stone lithograph, approx. 16” x 12” overall, including the generous margins that are present. It pictures a growling Bulldog wearing a collar that reads ""Old General U.S."" protecting a large slice of ""Prize Beef"" also labeled ""Washington"" from a cowering whippet who wears a collar that reads ""Jeff"" and is wrapped in the Stars and Bars of the Confederate Flag. Behind the Bulldog is a pile of stores including barrels of ""Mess Beef"", ""Flour"" and ""Corn"", sacks of money and a shiny brass cannon. Behind the whippet (Jeff Davis) is a single bale of cotton. The print carries no copyright line or lithographer's identification but is known to have been executed by the firm of Currier & Ives. It is framed in a period walnut frame with gold gilt liner. The lithograph is in good condition with overall age toning and scattered fly specks. There are no tears, chipping, roughage, repairs or physical damage of any kind. A rare and fascinating, 1861 Jeff Davis/Confederate States Comic Civil War Currier & Ives, and an excellent addition to any collection.

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