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    Painting Of Confederate President Jefferson Davis Being Captured. 17 1/2" x 23 1/2" and 26 1/2" x 32 1/2", oil on canvass, not signed, c. 1880's. Fantastic folk art painting of Confederate President Jefferson Davis being captured by Union soldiers while his family looks on. Below is some very strange quotes, with odd spelling, reading "I see that old mother wears whiskers too If you heart taken woman and children by sundrise we wouldn't Have Rurren dered without a fight. It strikes me your old mother wears very Big Boot. Please let my old mother go to the spring for some water to wash in". Rumors swirled about that when Davis was captured at the end of the Civil War he was found wearing his wife's clothing as a disguise. This painting depicts this. It is well done, and has a great "folk art" presence to it.

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