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    Two Illustrated Cabinet Cards with Two Cartes de Visite.
    Each measuring, 4.25" x 6.5"
    No place; post-Civil War

    Featuring caricature images of African Americans. The first card, titled "Trubble in de Church" depicts a black minister preaching on the day of judgement. The second card, titled "Effect of the Fifteenth Amendment" provides an interesting commentary on the new social structure of the U.S., with a mother chastising her children for being mistaken as "Irish Chil'en". With black emancipation, there was a strong rivalry, and frequent animosity, with the Irish population over labor.

    Along with two cartes de visite, measuring 2.5" x 4", featuring African American subjects. The first, produced by Thomas Nast, circa 1863, is titled "Colored Volunteer". It shows a young black child, holding a broom and marching. The second, produced by J. Chapman, circa 1865, is titled "A Distinguished Arrival". The image is a depiction of the apocryphal tale of Jefferson Davis' capture while wearing his wife's clothes. An African American soldier has arrested Davis, and the caption reads, "Negro Soldier - 'Hi dar! Show dis ole lady a room - one wid a closet to put dis yar skelle in tum in!'"

    Condition: Light toning and wear throughout all pieces, with particular wear at corners. Some light foxing and soiling as well. Overall good.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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