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    Satiric Placard Announcing "Death of Southern Confederacy". 7" x 9" window card, considered one of the best works of political sarcasm from the era. Printed on coated stock by "Jas. B. Rodgers, Pr., 52 & 54 North Sixth St." (Philadelphia), this ephemeral item - printed in the five day period between Lee's surrender on April 9th and Lincoln's assassination - celebrates the demise of the Confederacy and praises Lincoln and Grant. "Died, Near The South-Side Rail Road, On Sunday, April 9th, 1865, The Southern Confederacy, Aged Four Years. Conceived In Sin, Born In Iniquity, Nurtured By Tyranny, Died Of A Chronic Attack Of Punch." Wonderfully detailed: Lincoln was the "Attending Physician", Grant the "Undertaker" and, naturally, Jeff Davis the "Chief Mourner." Near-mint condition.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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